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August 2019
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Picture yourself in Revolutionary New Jersey this August!

Summer's long days and warm evenings make it a wonderful time to explore the Crossroads of the American Revolution with family and friends. Our Heritage Partner sites and events also make wonderful photo backgrounds for social media posts, holiday card photos and more. No matter where you live or visit in New Jersey - North, Central or South - you'll find a Revolutionary adventure a short drive away!
 
Consider these ideas for fun and creative photography:
Want to learn how to take better photos with your smartphone? Morristown National Historical Park is gauging interest in another Phoneography workshop after their August 3 session quickly reached capacity. Contact the site to be placed on the wait list. 
 
Ready to take the Revolutionary New Jersey challenge? Send us selfies or photos of your friends and family enjoying one of the state's many Revolutionary sites this month, send them to us at info@revolutionarynj.org with the location or event where you took the photos, and we may post them on social media!
    
Trenton Thunder, Crossroads host American Revolution Night August 6
 
America's pastime and New Jersey's Revolutionary heritage combine on the shores of the Delaware on August 6 as Crossroads and the Trenton Thunder host American Revolution Night! 

Before the Thunder play the Bowie Baysox that evening, visit encampments of Patriot and Loyalist troops outside Arm & Hammer Park, meet General Washington and Ben Franklin, then visit with Heritage Partners and more on the concourse during the game. Visit our website for more information on attractions and tickets.
Heritage tourism sessions highlight trends, opportunities

More than 100 history enthusiasts, site managers, destination marketing professionals participated in interactive two-hour workshops on heritage tourism trends conducted by heritage tourism expert Cheryl Hargrove, president/owner of HTC Partners. Along with Clarke Caton Hintz and Hunter Associates, Hargrove is part of the site assessment team hired by Crossroads to identify historic site needs in advance of the 250th anniversary commemorations.
 
Speaking in Hammonton on July 9 and Morristown on July 10 to accommodate North and South Jersey participants, Hargrove highlighted the economic potential of heritage tourism, ways historic sites can attract leisure travelers, consumer trends that sites can capitalize on to attract new visitors, and more. She and John D.S. Hatch of Clarke Caton Hintz also outlined aspects of the site readiness assessment.
 
Thi s informative presentation is available for download on the Crossroads website
Summer 250th update highlights site visits, education studies, more

The Summer quarterly update on planning for New Jersey's commemoration of the 250th anniversary of the United States was held at Camden County Historical Society on July 24, with additional participants attending via Go-To-Meeting. 

During the session, which is available on YouTube , attendees learned about progress on the historic site assessment project as well as the start of the NJ Historical Commission's (NJHC) social studies education survey of the state's schools. NJHC Executive Director Sara Cureton and Crossroads Executive Director Janice Selinger also shared information from America 250, the national planning effort.

The next session will be held at the Historic Hunterdon County Courthouse in Flemington on October 2 at 6:00 p.m. Watch the Crossroads and NJ Historical Commission web pages for more information as the date nears .
Heritage Partners join, renew Crossroads memberships

Heritage Area Partners are at the core of the Crossroads of the American Revolution National Heritage Area. While each location and organization tells its own story, together they form a tapestry of experiences that make an indelible mark on our communities and neighbors.
 
Scores of sites and historic associations across New Jersey are already benefitting from the enhanced visibility and educational opportunities that come with a Heritage Area alliance. The Crossroads team is here to help, whether your site is open seven days a week or not ready to receive visitors.  
 
We're happy to welcome our newest Heritage Area Partners:
 
 
We're also grateful for these renewing Heritage Area Partners:
 
 
Could your organization benefit from affiliating with Crossroads? Visit our Heritage Partner membership webpage to join us today!
Check our online media, watch your emailbox for upcoming events
 
Watch your emailbox for Crossroads' mid-month events mailer. This comprehensive listing will include a full four weeks of scheduled activities, lectures and more at New Jersey Revolutionary heritage sites. It's a great reminder about all the fun and exciting ways to experience life in 18th century New Jersey. 

Looking for events in the meantime? Access listings on our  website and Facebook page
through your smartphone, tablet, laptop or desktop device!
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Thomas H. Kean, Honorary Chair ● Ira Jersey, Chair ● Steve Ayscue ● Amy Cradic ● Laura Crowley 
Dale Florio  ●  Seth Hahn  ● John Hardiman ●  Joshua Henne ● Jeff Kaszerman ● Sally Lane   
Victoria Magliacane ● Chris Paladino ● Rocky Peterson  ● Milly Silva  ● Laura Szwak

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Janice Selinger, Executive Director ●  Sue Kaufmann, Communications Director 
● Roseann Butterfield, Office Administrator

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