September 2020
Crossroads Gazette
Enjoy Revolutionary New Jersey Outdoors this September!
Grab your mask, get outside and discover New Jersey's Revolutionary heritage this month as a growing number of sites offer outdoor programs.

On September 6, walk the grounds of Historic New Bridge Landing as a historian shares the action that took place there in 1780, from battles with British, Hessians, Loyalists, Militia and Continentals to historic decisions made by Washington, Lafayette and Hamilton. More information.

Friends of Monmouth Battlefield resume their monthly walking tours on September 6, as a knowledgeable guide retells aspects of the longest conflict of the Revolution. More information.

General George Washington wrote his Farewell Orders to the Armies of the United States at Rockingham, and while the home itself is currently closed, its Dutch Barn is open and staffed on Friday, Saturday and Sunday afternoons. Stop by for a visit to learn more about the site and stroll the nearby Delaware and Raritan Canal towpath. More information.

Walk in the footsteps of the Continental Army's January 3, 1777 conflict at Princeton Battlefield State Park's "The Day is Ours!" small group tours on Saturdays in September. Reserve your spot today! More information.

As always, watch our Facebook page and online calendar for more events all month long. 
Back to school online? Crossroads has options!
Back to school looks different this year, but teachers, students (and the grownups taking on teaching duties at home) have resources at their fingertips for a trip into 18th century New Jersey.

Introduce your kids to our Revolutionary Neighbors! Find out firsthand about the choices that 18th century New Jerseyans had to make when war came to their communities. More than 60 people are featured in our Revolutionary Neighbors series – women, men, children, freed and enslaved Blacks, Patriots, Loyalists and those who stayed neutral. Visit our website to get acquainted!

If you can’t bring your students to experience the 18th century, bring it to them online! The Old Barracks Museum’s Connecting to the Revolution virtual field trips offer live conversations with historical interpreters, videos, and images of artifacts to immerse your students in 18th century history and life experiences. Choose one or more of eight different programs to bring the stories of men, women, African Americans, Patriots and Loyalists to your students. More information.

As more sites roll out online resources, we’ll continue to highlight them on our Facebook page and website. 
Next Heritage Partners Session in Planning Stages!
The coronavirus outbreak has underscored just how valuable social media and online programs can be in keeping relationships strong.

Following up to our recent "Linger Longer" professional development workshop for our Heritage Partners, we're planning an online session to help you sharpen your social media skills to keep interest in your sites and programs fresh!

Watch your email for more info and registration details. In the meantime, be sure to watch the replay of our "Linger Longer" session on our YouTube channel.
Save the Date for the Next Revolution NJ – 250th Update Session

Mark your calendars for the next quarterly update session for Revolution NJ, New Jersey’s commemoration of the 250th anniversary of the United States. Scheduled for October 14 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., this interactive session will be held via Zoom conference. Watch your email box and Crossroads' and New Jersey Historical Commission’s Facebook pages for more information as the date approaches.
Washington Rochambeau Anniversary Marked in Westfield
Crossroads Executive Director Janice Selinger joined Rep. Tom Malinowski (NJ-7) and representatives of the Washington Rochambeau Revolutionary Route as Westfield Mayor Shelley Brindle declared August 29 as Washington Rochambeau March to Yorktown Day. The proclamation commemorated the day in 1781 when troops marched through the community enroute to Yorktown, VA. 

Check out the Washington Rochambeau Revolutionary Route website for more information on the historic march.
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 ● Steve Ayscue ● David Capozzi  
Laura Crowley, CPA ● Dale Florio ● Jennifer Godoski ● Seth Hahn ● Joshua Henne  
Ira Jersey ● Jeff Kaszerman  Rocky Peterson ● Laura Szwak

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