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An Evening with George Washington

Wednesday, June 1, 2022 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Just a few days before the Skirmish in Haddonfield, George Washington, as portrayed by historical interpreter Doug Thomas will recount some of the most important moments from the struggle for American independence, as well as Washington’s key values: Honesty and the Rules of Civility.

This free program is part of The American Revolution in Our Communities series, a partnership between Camden County College and the Haddonfield Skirmish Committee.

The Skirmish is a reenactment of actual ambushes by the Continental militia against the British redcoats as they evacuated Philadelphia on their way to New York. George Washington had given the order to “annoy” the Redcoats and skirmishes happened for this purpose in the peaceful Quaker village of Haddonfield.  The re-enactment will include musket fire and the Redcoats in regalia on horseback charging the Continentals’ cannon. One can also enjoy breakfast with the troops, learn how to sword fight, ride small ponies, participate in patchwork with Betsy Ross, observe colonial artisans in action, learn colonial dancing, and see multitudes of other historical activities. For this exciting day, Haddonfield will be the center of Revolutionary War history in this region

Venue

Haddonfield Borough Hall
242 Kings Highway E
Haddonfield, NJ United States
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