Revolutionary News

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250th planning update announces Site Assessment team, progress on initiatives

Members of the Revolutionary heritage community met at Washington’s Headquarters Museum in Morristown on April 30 for a quarterly update on plans for New Jersey’s commemoration of the 250th anniversary of American independence. New Jersey Historical Commission Executive Director Sara Cureton and Crossroads Executive Director Janice Selinger updated the assembled group on developments since the […]

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NPS Podcast features Crossroads, Revolutionary Neighbor Colonel Tye

Crossroads Heritage Area Partners like the Old Barracks Museum are places where visitors of all ages can get first-person accounts of life during the American Revolution. Recently, the National Park Service’s National Heritage Areas podcast featured the role of black soldiers, including Loyalist (and Revolutionary Neighbor) Colonel Tye. Old Barracks historical interpreter Daryian Kelton explains […]

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Crossroads salutes NJ Legislative leaders for contributions to Revolutionary NJ heritage

The former Princeton home of Declaration of Independence signer John Witherspoon was the site of a March 18 gathering to honor and recognize Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin, Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg, Sen. James Beach and Sen. Christopher “Kip” Bateman for their contributions to preserve and protect Revolutionary New Jersey history. About 50 government and […]

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Old Barracks Museum Named Coolest Museum in the State

Please join us in congratulating the Old Barracks on being named the “Coolest Museum in the State!” The Discoverer Blog recently published its list of the coolest museum in each state in the country and The Old Barracks Museum was named the Coolest Museum in New Jersey, alongside the Getty Museum in California, the Metropolitan […]

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Crossroads annual meeting highlights progress, 250th planning

More than 50 friends of New Jersey history attended Crossroads of the American Revolution Association’s annual meeting at Thomas Edison State University on March 27 to learn more about the organization’s 2018 projects and 2019 plans. Board Chair Ira Jersey and Executive Director Janice Selinger also reviewed ongoing work toward commemorations of the 250th anniversary […]

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Crossroads, Partners Preserve Bridgewater Middlebrook Encampment/W3R Site

A Somerset County site where Continental Army troops once camped will be forever preserved thanks in part to Crossroads of the American Revolution’s contribution of its New Jersey Green Acres acquisition funding. Located near the intersection of Foothill and Steele Gap Roads in Bridgewater, the 36-acre site was part of the Middlebrook Encampment, as well […]

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