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Caldwell Parsonage Open House for Union County’s Four Centuries in a Weekend

Sunday, October 17, 2021 at 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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         The Caldwell Parsonage invites visitors to an open house on Saturday and Sunday, October 16 and 17, from 12 noon to 5 pm. The event is part of Union County’s annual Four Centuries in a Weekend. “Rev. James Caldwell,” aka Doc Burkhardt, will greet guests on Saturday. Student docents will provide tours of the Parsonage and of the adjacent Tool Museum in the carriage house.
         A Crossroads of the American Revolution sign will be unveiled on the lawn at 12 noon on Saturday. The placement of the historic marker is part of plans for the celebration of the 250th anniversary of American independence in 2026.
          Hannah Caldwell’s everyday attire will be on display for the first time. The dress is the creation of Gail Alterman, a historic costume consultant.
 Children (of all ages) will be able to:
  • create their own tricorn hats and colonial-style bonnets;
  • make “church” dolls;
  • play colonial and Native American games;
  • collect Hannah Caldwell (pictured), James Caldwell, and Battle of Connecticut Farms trading cards;
  • get Union County Passport booklets and have them stamped–the Parsonage is part of the Crossroads of the American Revolution National Heritage Area and an official cancellation location.
Admission is free. Souvenirs and vintage books will be available for purchase. For more information, please call 908-591-4377.


Sunday, October 17, 2021
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Caldwell Parsonage / Union Township Historical Society
909 Caldwell Avenue
Union, 07083 United States
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