Huzzah to all who participated in Crossroads’ “2019 Revolutionary Spirit Night.” Thanks for making the American Revolution come to life for so many fans at TD Bank Ballpark, site of the Middlebrook Encampment!
Highlights from the night included a march to the field that included the Queens Rangers on horseback, the Sons of the Revolution NJ Color Guard, members of the 2nd NJ Regiment and Motts Artillery. They were joined by General George Washington who took to the mound to throw out the first pitch, followed by a musical rendition of the National Anthem by a local school band and musket fire in celebration. After a great game that the Somerset Patriots won in extra innings, fireworks went off as Motts Artillery came to the field to fire off the cannon. A few lucky fans got the chance to go on the field with Motts Artillery to see them at work as cannon fire roared as the grand finale to a revolutionary evening! In addition to all of this, there were colonial beverage tastings, lots of 18th century activities and fun for families provided by our heritage partners set up along the concourse with exhibit tables, musical entertainment by the Liberty Tree duo, and an encampment set up outside the ballpark that included several tents, a cannon, musket drills, hearth cooking, an 18th century medical display, and many colonial games. There were even a few British soldiers patrolling the premises!
A shout-out to all of our heritage partners and friends that participated and thank you again to our sponsors. The night was co-sponsored by the Somerset Patriots and Crossroads of the American Revolution National Heritage Area with support from our “Grand Slam” sponsor: East Jersey Old Town Village and the Cornelius Low House Middlesex County Museum
Check out Crossroads and Somerset Patriots photos of the event below!
Check out more photos and video clips on Instagram: @celebratenjrev!