Heritage Trail Association to Host Two Events During Battle of Bound Brook Living History Weekend

On April 8th, the Heritage Trail Association will host their Annual, “Breakfast Before the Battle,” celebrating the Battle of Bound Brook as well as their first “Battle of Bound Brook Colonial Dance.”

The Breakfast will begin at 8:00 a.m., where there will be a waffle bar and other tasty items. (Yes, folks ate waffles in the 18th century.) The presentation by David Lang will immerse listeners in the colonial life of Somerset County in 1777, during this oft-overlooked Revolutionary War battle. Learn General Cornwallis’s plans for the battle and the reasons behind the attack. Uncover details from Hessian Colonel Ewald’s’ diary.
The Breakfast and program admission is 10.00 per adult and 3.00 for children under 12 years old.

The event will conclude at 9:30 a.m., so you will have time to head over to the battle reenactment at the Abraham Staats House! Come as you are, or dress up 18th-century style.

The first ever, “Battle of Bound Brook Colonial Dance,”  will begin at 7:00 p.m. Open to 20 people only. Take part in a little frivolity 18th century style! While most everyone will be dressed in the styles of 1760’s, feel free to wear your nice modern day togs and shoes that slide easily on wood floors. Live music provided by Anne and Ridley Enslow, the dances are called and taught by Janice Wolk of the North River Historic Dancers. Bring a snack to share if you like. 15.00 per person. Colonial Dance REGISTER HERE

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