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Middlebrook 5 Generals Bus Tour

Notice: The “Connections NJ” magazine for Bernards/Bridge has the wrong information on this tour. The information on this website is correct. 25.00pp and 5.00 children 7-12 years old. Thank you.

*February 19 th , Sunday. Tours run 10, 11, 12, 1 and 2pm.

Space is limited to 20 people on each tour.
Adults 25.00
Children 5.00, 7-12 years old.
CALL Cindy for registration of children 310-691- 9388 directly.

REGISTER HERE: Middlebrook (5 Generals) Bus Tour

**The NJ Connections magazine has printed prices different from this year’s fee. The correct fee is the one listed here. If you have questions, please call Cindy at 310-691-9388**

Revised tour, new faces, historic faces!

*Begin at the Van Horne House—Meet William Turner (aka local historian David Lang) as he lays the ground work for the tour.

*Abraham Staats House—recent restoration!

*Jacobus Vanderveer House—Meet General Henry Knox!

*Wallace House—New faces, come and meet them.

*Van Veghten House—Home of Somerset County Historic Society, find out what they do!

We end at the Van Horne House for refreshments, if you choose.

The Heritage Trail Association will hold DOOR PRIZE Drawings before boarding the bus at the Van Horne House.


March 5th , Sunday 2-4pm 5.00/person


"I desire you would remember the ladies... If particular care and attention is not paid to the ladies, we are determined to foment a rebellion and will not hold ourselves bound by any Laws in which we have no voice or Representation."
Abigail Adams to John Adams, March 31, 1776

"Remember The Ladies: From Patriots in Petticoats to Presidential Candidates-Not JUST a Coloring Book".
Sunday, March 5th, 2-4pm Admission 5.00 Limited seating

Author Carol Simon Levin will enlighten us on our history's famous and sometimes forgotten women. Her book is designed to make history accessible to everyone from eight to 108 years old. Ms. Levin's book tells the story of the struggle for women's political rights in this country through the coloring pages and lively profiles of 69 courageous and tenacious women. Meet the author and buy a signed copy of her book. Books sell for 10.00/each.

Register here: Remember The Ladies


March 18th, 2017, Saturday 12-4pm

We are extremely excited to announce Somerset County’s First Historic Arts Center!

“The Heritage Trail Association’s Historic Arts Center at the Van Horne House”

On March 18th, our first of several Historic Arts Workshops for 2017, “ An 18th Century Dance Workshop”, will be in preparation for our Battle of Bound Brook (BBB) Colonial Dance held each year during the BBB reenactment weekend. March 18th, Saturday from 12-4pm      4 hours with refreshments!

25.00/per person

Drawing for 2 free admissions to the Colonial Dance April 8th!

Taught by ‘The North River Historical Dancers’, Learn the dances before the big event!

Q.-Do we have to be a reenactor to attend the workshop March 18th or the dance April 8th?
A.- Not at all! That is why we are having the workshop. The dance is fun and you will meet all types of people who love to dance, historic dances or not.
Q.- Do we have to dress up 18th century style for the April 8th event?
A.- Not if you do not want to. Come as you are with soft soled shoes that will help you dance.
Q.-How do we register for this workshop?
A.-Just click on this link:Colonial Dance Workshop
Q.-Who do I contact if I have questions other than these?
A.- Call Cindy directly at 310-691-9388 (cell)


April 8 th, Saturday Breakfast Before the Battle (of Bound Brook) 8:00-9:30am
10.00/pp ****Kids to 15 years old are FREE****

Join us as we serve a "18th century style breakfast" and then attend our program on the Battle Details before you head over to the Battle in South Bound Brook and witness the battle first hand. Be ‘in the know’ and not merely a spectator!


April 8th evening, the Battle of Bound Brook Ball! Details to follow
**JUNE 17TH 2017 MIDDLEBROOK SYMPOSIUM. DAY LONG EVENT ON THE 240TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE MIDDLEBROOK ENCAMPMENT

***5,000.00 CONTEST FOR A MIDDLEBROOK PAPER ON NEW FINDINGS. EMAIL US FOR DETAILS. info@heritagetrail.org

DETAILS WILL FOLLOW AFTER CHRISTMAS, BUT FOR NOW, SAVE THESE DATES



Middlebrook Symposium: July 17th, 2017 (7/17/17) The 240th Anniversay of Middlebrook.

Speakers will cover the encampment.

A $5,000.00 award will bepresented for the best paper presenting NEW information on the Middlebrook encampment.
DETAILS TO FOLLOW.

"Save the Date and Contest" More information to come.


 

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