Okay, it is in Philadelphia, Pa., not South Jersey, nonetheless, our history is inextricably linked with our sister across the river, and I am personally linked as well. That is where I was born!
In my just received issue of Early American Life, a magazine I treasure, on page 6, there is a half page piece on the Museum of the American Revolution. The official opening will take place April 19 through 23rd, beginning with a wreath laying at Washington Square (where I had my first job at W. B Saunders) at the tomb of the unknown Revolutionary War soldier. AS I had always heard, over a thousand yellow fever victims/soldiers are buried in a mass grave at Washington Square. I have never corroborated that. A representative of the Oneida Nation will offer a blessing, readings and music. There will be a procession and a ribbon-cutting ceremony. For more information, go to -
I am so excited about this. It is long overdue. So that is a special event available each month - Lines on the Pines in March and the opening of the Rev. War museum in April. A man I have much admired over the years, Gary Stone, was working on a Rev. War site map for New Jersey. He is at Morristown Battlefield. I look forward to that being completed and published some day too!
What a coincidence, since I had just posted about Common Cause and Paine's house in Bordertown yesterday (or the day before). When I worked at the Whittal House, Red Bank Battlefield, as a volunteer, I was very much enamored with Revolutionary War history. I believe I may have posted some time ago on books you can read about events in SJ during the war. I have a long shelf full of them, some are very special to me, such as the one about the battle for the Delaware River - between the forts in Philadelphia and Red Bank Battlefield. Well, I don't know if I will be at the opening, but I will definitely be at the museum later in the spring. I rarely go to Philadelphia these days but I will make the special effort for this event.
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