Revolutionary News

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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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Rep. Frelinghuysen Awarded Rare “Ranger Hat” for Aiding US Parks

Crossroads sends its heartiest Huzzah to U.S. Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen on receiving the National Park Services’ “Ranger Hat” for his commitment and unwavering support for national parks. “The symbolic hat was awarded to the veteran Republican lawmaker for his ‘dedication to America’s national parks and public lands,’ including Morristown and Thomas Edison National Historic Parks.” […]

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Trent House Celebrates New Crossroads Signage

Trent House’s annual Hogmanay celebration was the backdrop as Trenton’s mayor, city officials, corporate leaders and representatives from the historic site and Crossroads formally unveiled new Crossroads signage during Patriots Week events in Trenton. The sign is the latest in Crossroads’ ongoing work to boost heritage tourism and build a prominent identity for New Jersey’s […]

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