Historic Places in South Jersey

Historic Places in South Jersey - Places to Go and Things to Do

A discussion of things to do and paces to go, with the purpose of sharing, and encouraging exploration of South Jersey.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Crossroads of the Revolution Events

As you may know, when i retired, I volunteered at various historic sites, two of which were connected with the American Revolution - Indian King Tavern in Haddonfield, and Whitall House at Red Bank Battlefield, National Park  Though retired for some time now, I am still on a couple mailing lists including Crossroads of the Revollution and as you may not be on their mailing list, I am posting their list of upcoming events:  

July 21
Art in Food and Food in Art lecture at the Bouman-Stickney Farmstead Barn in Stanton. Author and food historian Peter Rose shares the ways that 17th century Dutch art gives glimpses into the Colonial diet. 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. More information.

July 22
Research Your Home's History at the Montclair History Center in Montclair. Discover the resources available to research your Montclair home. 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. Required registration and more information.

Log House City at Jockey Hollow Visitor Center in Morristown. Find out more about the hundreds of cabins built by Continental soldiers to survive the harsh winter of 1779-80. 1:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. More information.

Songs and Stories of the American Revolution at Washington Crossing State Park in Titusville. Musician Matthew Dodd performs rousing 18th century songs and tales at the Visitor Center Museum. 2:00 p.m. More information.

July 23
Washington's Encampment at the Dey Mansion in Wayne. Reenactors share what daily life was like for the soldiers who were with Washington during his July 1780 stay at this stately mansion. 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. More information.

Open House at the Garretson Forge and Farm in Fair Lawn. Visit a classic 1719 homestead offering a rare surviving example of the simple farming life of the 1700s. 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. More information.

DAR Van Bunschooten Museum Tour in Wantage. The Daughters of the American Revolution share the stories of an early Sussex County family. 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. More information.

Tour Historic New Bridge Landing in River Edge. Visit a Revolutionary War battle site and authentic sandstone buildings telling the story of early Bergen County. 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. More information.

July 26
Uncork History: Decorative Arts Tour of Liberty Hall in Union. Enjoy a summer evening with a VIP walking tour revealing a unique 240 year decorative arts history. Then relax in the garden over wine with friends. 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm. More information and reservations by July 19.

Museum of the American Revolution Bus Trip, departing from Union. Visit Philadelphia's newest museum, plus the National Constitution Center and lunch at the City Tavern with fellow history lovers from the Union Township Historical Society. 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. More information and reservations.

July 29
Musket Firing Demonstrations at Washington Crossing State Park Visitor Center in Titusville. Join a park historian for an interpretive talk about some of the weapons used during the American Revolution and their use during the Battle of Trenton. 2:00 p.m. More information.

Behind the Scenes Museum Tour at Washington's Headquarters Museum in Morristown. See rarely-exhibited items from the museum's extensive collection, including some related to Alexander Hamilton and World War I. 10:30 a.m. Reservations and more information.

Ringwood Manor Cemetery Tour in Ringwood. Take an outdoor walking tour to learn the stories of those buried in the manor's historic graveyard. 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Required registration and more information.

July 30
Open House at the Proprietary House in Perth Amboy. Discover the diverse 250 year history of the nation's last remaining original Royal Governor's mansion. 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. More information.

Recurring events and site tours*

A Child's View of History at Liberty Hall Museum in Union. Kids can learn 240 years of history through the eyes of the mansion's young residents, and enjoy hands-on artifacts! 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Required reservations and more information.

Tea and Tour at Historic Morven in Princeton. Enjoy a cultured afternoon at the home of Declaration of Independence signer Richard Stockton and his wife, poet Annis Boudinot Stockton. 1:00 pm. More information.

Tea at the Proprietary House in Perth Amboy. Following teas and homemade desserts, discover the only Royal Governor's house still standing in the United States. 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. More information.

Thursdays through Sundays
Whitall House tours at Red Bank Battlefield in National Park. Learn the story of the October 1777 battle and the Quaker family who faced the Revolution literally at their front door. 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. More information.

Wortendyke Barn Open House in Park Ridge. Visit an authentic New World Dutch Barn representing family farming from the region's first European settlement through the 20th century. 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m. More information.

*Please contact site to confirm dates and times before visiting.

Discover Revolutionary New Jersey all spring and summer long. Watch your inbox for our eNewsletter for August events.

Crossroads Heritage Partners are eligible to list events on our website. Contact Kate Brindle by email or at 609-341-3246 for details.

Crossroads launches search for Executive Director
Do you have a passion for history and a background in non-profit fundraising and management? Qualified candidates are invited to submit applications for the executive director position at Crossroads of the American Revolution Association. For more information, visit the Crossroads website.

Crossroads of the American Revolution National Heritage Area, 101 Barrack Street, Trenton, NJ 08608
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