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Washington’s Middlebrook Symposium Cantonment 1778-79

Saturday, June 8, 2019 at 8:30 am - 4:30 pm


You are cordially invited to attend a symposium to mark the 240th Anniversary of General George Washington’s Middlebrook Cantonment, November 1778- June 1779.

Meet your fellow Revolutionary War enthusiasts and learn about this exciting seven-month cantonment from noted speakers.

Topics include:

*The importance of the Watchung Mountains to the Continental Army, Mark Di Ionno, author and retired editor of the Star-Ledger

*Lessons Learned from Previous Encampments, Steven Elliott, winner of our 2017 Middlebrook Research Award.

*Baron Von Stuben’s ceremonial review of the troops in honor of Washington and the French minister, M. Girard. We intend to have a historian from the French Consul in NY.

*Somerset County’s Middlebrook Resources, Thomas D’Amico, Somerset County Planner, reenactor

*Washington’s Indian policy and campaigns, Prof. Frank J. Esposito, Distinguished Professor of History and Education, Kean University

*The Beacon System: His Excellency George Washington (Sam Davis, Washington interpreter) and Alexander Hamilton (David Lang, Somerville Town Crier)

*The First Military/Artillery Academy, John Seidel, Archeologist, Associate Proessor of Anthropology and Environmental Studies, Washington College, Chestertown, Maryland.

$25.00 pp which includes a continental breakfast and lunch. Sponsored by The Heritage Trail Association, Inc. and in part by the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State through the State/County History Partnership Program Grant and administered in Somerset County by the Somerset County Cultural & Heritage Commission with matching funds provided by The Heritage Trail Association, Inc.

Register here

OR send a check for 25.00 made out to The Heritage Trail Association and mail it to The Heritage Trail Associaiton 941 E, Main St., Bridgewater, NJ 08807

** NO WALKINS seats are limited



Saturday, June 8, 2019
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
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