April 2021
Crossroads Gazette
Battle of Bound Brook Commemoration slated for April 10
On April 13, 1777, Lord Charles Cornwallis led 4000 British Crown troops in attack on a small American garrison in Bound Brook, where about 500 troops were commanded by General Benjamin Lincoln. The objective: surround the town, capture the garrison and provisions to gain a foothold.

This year, the Abraham Staats House hosts the 244th commemoration of the Battle of Bound Brook on April 10. The family friendly historic program, complete with reenactors, demonstrations and camp life has been planned to comply with state and local COVID guidelines. Limited, reservation-only tours of General von Steuben’s headquarters, the Abraham Staats House, will also be available. Make your reservations today through Eventbrite.

Visit the Abraham Staats House website for more information about the event and social distancing requirements to attend.
Crossroads Annual Meeting / Revolution NJ update slated for April 8
You're invited to the combined Crossroads of the American Revolution Annual Meeting and Revolution NJ quarterly update to be held on Thursday, April 8 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Learn about Crossroads' 2020 accomplishments as well our ongoing work with the New Jersey Historical Commission on Revolution NJ, New Jersey's commemoration of the 250th anniversary of the United States. Guest speaker Dr. Eileen Ka-May Cheng will discuss America’s First Civil War: The Loyalists and the American Revolution.

Visit the Crossroads website for participation information. 
Crossroads Thanks Renewed Heritage Partners

Crossroads gets its strength from more than 200 historic sites, historical societies and heritage organizations that help tell the story of the American Revolution in New Jersey. From long-established museums to interest groups working to preserve local history, Crossroads helps members enhance their visibility and build community engagement as they help visitors discover Revolutionary New Jersey. We're eager to help get the word out on public programs as member sites and groups work through COVID restrictions.

We thank The Meadows Foundation and Friends of the Jacobus Vanderveer House & Museum for renewing their Crossroads Heritage Partner memberships.

Whether your site currently offers online programs, isn't yet ready to welcome visitors or is somewhere in between, Crossroads can help. Contact our Program Manager, Amy Osterhout by email for more information, or visit our Heritage Partner membership webpage to join us.
Stay Updated with Crossroads All Month Long
We're working to keep our social media and website updated with the latest information from our Heritage Partners' site and event status during the COVID-19 crisis. We're committed to be your source for rescheduled event dates and site re-openings as we receive them.
 
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Board of Trustees
Thomas H. Kean, Honorary Chair ● Sally Lane, Chair ● Edward Allison ● Steve Ayscue ● David Capozzi ●  
Laura Crowley, CPA ● Iris Delgado ● Dale Florio ● Jennifer Godoski ● Seth Hahn ● Joshua Henne ●   
Ira Jersey ● Jeff Kaszerman● Patrick Murray ● Michael Murphy ●
Tony Perry ● Rocky Peterson ● Henry Rinder, CPA ● Laura Szwak

Crossroads Staff
Janice Selinger, Executive Director ● Sue Kaufmann, Communications Director ●
Amy Osterhout, Program Manager ● Roseann Butterfield, Office Administrator