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9:00 am

Symposium- George Washington’s First Middlebrook Encampment

Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Martinsville Community Center, 1961 Washington Valley Road
Martinsville, NJ

The Heritage Trail Association and the Friends of Bridgewater History will sponsor a symposium commemorating the 240th Anniversary of George Washington’s First Middlebrook Encampment. The events of this encampment led to the British forces abandoning their New Jersey campaign in June, 1777. The symposium will focus on the Continental Army encampment in Bridgewater’s Washington Valley […]

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Middlebrook Symposium

Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Martinsville Community Center, 1961 Washington Valley Road
Martinsville, NJ
$25.00
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1:00 pm

Guided Tours at Shippen Manor

Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Explore life during the Revolutionary War-era in the little iron-making village of Oxford furnace. Shippen Manor Museum will be open and guided tours will be available. Learn about the true story of an industrious local family whose lives were drawn into the conflict. Free admission. Donations welcome. For more information call: (908) 453-4381.

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Whitall House tours at Red Bank Battlefield

Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Whitall House/ Red Bank Battlefield, 100 Hessian Avenue
National Park, NJ 08063 United States

The James and Ann Whitall House is open seasonally, from April through mid-October, most Thursdays through Sunday, from 1pm to 4pm. Contact the park at (856)853-5120 to confirm openings. Red Bank Battlefield Park is open year round, sunrise to sunset, except Christmas Day and New Year's Day. In 1748, Quakers Ann and James Whitall established […]

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FATHER’S DAY VINTAGE BASE BALL GAME

Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
East Jersey Old Town Village, 1050 River Road
Piscataway, NJ 08854 United States

Celebrate Father’s Day and 160 years of baseball in Middlesex County at an 1857-rules base ball match.  On Saturday, June 17th, 2017, at 1 p.m., the Elizabeth Resolutes Base Ball Club will host the Diamond State Base Ball Club of Delaware in an 1857 rules base ball match. The game will be played in the […]

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2:00 pm

Saturday Musket Firing Demonstrations at Washington Crossing State Park

Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 2:00 pm
Washington Crossing State Park, 355 Washington Crossing-Pennington Road
Titusville, NJ 08560-1517 United States
$1

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. Included will be a musket firing demonstration. $1.00 program fee. Park vehicle entrance fee applies on weekends and Holidays from May 27 to September 4. For more information contact […]

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Musket Firing Demonstrations at Washington Crossing State Park

Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Washington Crossing State Park Visitor Center Museum, 355 Washington Crossing-Pennington Road
Titusville, NJ 08560-1517 United States
$1

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. Included will be a musket firing demonstration. $1 program fee is in addition to seasonal vehicle park admission fee on weekends and holidays from May 27 to September 4. […]

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2:30 pm

Presentation: “Land, Faith and Slaves: The Shared Heritage of the Hardenbergh family, Rutgers University, and the Dutch Reformed Church”

Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 2:30 pm
Wallace House & Old Dutch Parsonage, 71 Somerset Street
Somerville, NJ 08876 United States

On Saturday, June 17, at 2:30 pm at the Old Dutch Parsonage, speakers from Rutgers University and New Brunswick Theological Seminary will explore the slave-holding history of Rutgers’ founders. The Rev. Jacob Hardenbergh, principal founder of Rutgers University, was an outspoken proponent of American freedom. Yet he was also a slave owner, for slavery pervaded […]

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