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Rockingham’s Annual Children’s Day
Sunday, May 20, 2018 at 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
EVERYONE CAN ENJOY BEING AN 18TH-CENTURY CHILD!
It’s that time of the year again: all children (ages 0 to 100) are welcome to come and enjoy Rockingham’s Annual Children’s Day, being held this year on Sunday, May 20th, from 12:00 noon to 5:00 pm! The site, which served as General George Washington’s final wartime headquarters in later 1783, will be offering activities and demonstrations of 18-century life with support from the Montgomery High School Live Historians Club and the Rockingham Association.
Activities include trying on replica 18th-century clothing and learning to write with quill and ink; playing historic games like Battledore & Shuttlecock and Trap Ball, an early form of baseball; experiencing common activities like washing clothes and hanging them to dry, making crafts such as paper hats, epaulettes (shoulder decorations for an officer) and marbled paper. Past Muster will be on hand to talk about soldier’s life and musket drilling, NJ History Alive! will have a show and tell about 18th-century home life and local teacher Deb Buonocore will be demonstrating basket making.
The garden will be available for perusing. The barn will be open and will be used to house some of the activities. You can visit the Museum Store with its many interesting wares and trinkets for sale and there will be light refreshments available. No registration is required. While admission to the event is FREE, donations are very gladly accepted! The event is held rain or shine.
Rockingham is located at 84 Laurel Avenue/Kingston-Rocky Hill Rd. (Rte. 603) in Franklin Township, 1 mile north of Rte. 27 in Kingston, and 1 mile south of Rte. 518 in Rocky Hill. For further information, please call 609-683-7132 or go click here.