The Blairstown Historic Preservation Committee commemorates the 250th anniversary of Benjamin Smyth's death in 1769. Mr. Smyth is the earliest namesake of Blairstown when the village was called Smyth's Mills circa 1755 to 1795. The following exhibits and talks are available to learn more about the life and times of Benjamin Smyth. Benjamin Smyth exhibit at the Catherine Dickson Hofman Library, 4 Lambert Road, Blairstown, NJ 07825. The exhibit is currently on display and will run until the end of July. After July, the display can then be found in the BHPC exhibit space in the lobby of the Blairstown Municipal Building, 106 Route 94, Blairstown, NJ 07825 and will remain through the end of 2019. Meet outside the Blairstown Post Office, 39 Main Street, Blairstown, NJ 07825. The group will then move up the hill to the cemetery and the gravesite of Benjamin Smyth. Expect the talk and memorial to take about one hour. Parking is available in three locations: on Main Street; behind the Presbyterian Church at 1 Main Street; or at Footbridge Park. The event is free and will be held rain or shine, however it is suggested to check the Blairstown, NJ Historic Preservation Committee Facebook page in case of severe weather. Attendees should wear sturdy footwear for the short climb and for stability through the uneven cemetery grounds. No reservations are necessary, however the tour will be limited to forty people on a first-come, first-served basis. Please sign in on arrival at the post office.