TV Host and writer, Mike Rowe, reminds Americans what Independence Day is really all about and the story will surprise you. Check out his latest blog post- The Way I Heard It: Holiday Edition.
A school year’s worth of learning about the American Revolution culminated in a special documentary premiere event on Thursday, May 16 at the Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School. The 4th grade students proudly walked the red carpet as they got ready to show the video that they had put together documenting their time learning […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Check out the newly released video from New Jersey State Parks, Forest and Historic Sites featuring the Historic Hancock House, site of the massacre on Hancock’s Bridge on March 21, 1778. To view the video click here. *Be sure to visit the Hancock House on Saturday, March 23 and Sunday, March 24, during the special […]