Historical Association of Woodbridge Township Presents- “Gateways to American History: American Revolution-Morristown-The Ford Family”
Monday, March 26, 2018 at 7:00 pm
Gateways to History
Celebrated authors and presenters Dr. Jude M. Pfister and Gordon Thomas Ward will present an illustrated talk with different perspectives on the era of the American Revolution. Dr. Pfister, a member of the National Parks Service, Morristown, NJ is the author of The Jacob Ford, Jr. Mansion and The Fords of New Jersey. He will discuss the Ford Family of Morris County and their mansion, the 1780 Headquarters of George Washington. (Jacob Ford, Jr.’s grandfather was John Ford, an original settler of the Fords section of Woodbridge Township.) Gordon Ward, the author of A Bit of Earth and Ghosts of Central New Jersey, will discuss the 1779-1780 encampment of the New Jersey brigade in Jockey Hollow and their encampment site and entertain us with seldom-heard ghost stories connected with local historical sites.