All children (ages 0 to 100) are welcome to come and enjoy Rockingham’s Annual Children’s Day on Sunday, May 21, 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 might 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; trying crafts such as making paper hats and epaulettes (shoulder decorations for an officer). Past Muster will be on hand to talk about soldier’s life and musket drilling, NJ History Alive will show 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.
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