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New Bridge Painting Unveiling and Battleground Tour
Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 10:00 am - 12:30 pm$12
Historic New Bridge Landing, the grounds of which included the home of Loyalist John Zabriskie and the “The Bridge that saved a Nation” over the Hackensack River, was also a battleground numerous times during the American Revolution.
This important crossing point in Bergen County was the scene of battles, encampments, headquarters, spies, reviews, forts, forages, surprises and even a friendly-fire incident. The armies of King George the Third and the Continental Congress, as well as Bergen County’s own local militiamen and Loyalist Refugees all became very familiar with this key parcel of land during the war.
Be a part of history with the Bergen County Historical Society as we unveil the latest painting from Historic Artist, Jeff Trexler, that depicts New Bridge Landing as a battleground during the March 23, 1780 Raid on Bergen County that culminates at the bridge!
Then join author and military historian Todd Braisted as we examine the events that surrounded New Bridge and Bergen County during the spring of 1780. Walk the ground where the Continental Army retreated over New Bridge in 1776 and was the scene of fierce Raids of 23 March, 16 April and 27 May 1780. All this and more took place over 240 years ago in and around the places we today call home. Come walk in the footsteps of where history was made!
24×18″ prints of the new painting will be available for purchase and day of the event a free 7×5″ postcard is available, thereafter available for $1.00.
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