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Crossroads’ and Somerset Patriots’ Revolutionary Spirit Night at the All-Star Game
Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at 5:00 pm
COME OUT TO THE BALLGAME WITH CROSSROADS AND THE SOMERSET PATRIOTS JULY 12
Baseball fans will be transported to Colonial-era New Jersey on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 as the Somerset Patriots celebrate Revolutionary Spirit night during the 2017 All-Star Game at TD Bank Park in Bridgewater. This event combines America’s pastime with the spirit of independence!
Attendees at the game will be welcomed to step into the past with hands-on demonstrations and conversations with George Washington, Ben Franklin, Elizabeth Schuyler-Hamilton and other costumed reenactors representing several New Jersey historic sites and interpreter groups. Fans will also be greeted by a Revolutionary troop encampment and cannon demonstration as they arrive at the ball park. This night is sponsored in part by our Grand Slam Sponsor, First Bank NJ.
The night is co-hosted by the Somerset Patriots and Crossroads of the American Revolution National Heritage Area.
Demonstrations and hands-on exhibits will also include:
-A Revolutionary War Encampment featuring reenactors in full uniform from the 2nd NJ Regiment, Mott’s Artillery, the Queens Rangers, and Heard’s Brigade
-Musket fire drills on the ground and on horseback
-Revolutionary War Cannon Demonstrations by the Sons of the American Revolution and Mott’s Artillery
-CHE Nautical representing the Sable Soldiers of the American Revolution featuring the Black Mariners of the Marbleheaders aka 14th Continental
-Fife and Drums of the Old Barracks
-Practitioners of Musick
-General George Washington portrayed by John Godzieba
-Ben Franklin portrayed by Mike Kochan
-Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton portrayed by Elisabeth Harmor
-Additional reenactors in Colonial-period dress
-Hearth Cooking Demonstrations by NJ History Alive
-Colonial Ice Cream Making Demonstration by Susan McLellan Plaisted
-Spinning Wheel Demonstrations by Monmouth County Historical Association
-Medicine/Hospital Tent with Doug Aumack
-Colonial games and activities with exhibitors from Morristown NHP, Liberty Hall Museum, Heritage Trail Association, Washington Crossing Historic Park, Lamb’s Artillery, East Jersey Old Town Village, Princeton Battlefield Society, the Snyder Academy, the Indian King Tavern, the Jacobus Vanderveer House, Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Miller-Cory Museum who will have costumed interpreters representing the Lenape Indians.
Tickets for the game are available through the Somerset Patriots website www.somersetpatriots.com, or by calling (908) 252-0700.
Thank you to our Grand Slam Sponsor!
Thank you to our Home Run Sponsors!
Thank you to our Base Hit Sponsor!