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July 2019
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Celebrate Independence in Revolutionary New Jersey

There's no better place to celebrate a historic Independence Day than New Jersey! Beyond the amazing fireworks and barbecues, several sites around the state will host events with a distinctly Revolutionary flair.
Head to New Brunswick for a reenactment of the first celebration of Independence Day, the reopening of Buccleuch Mansion and more, all part of Middlesex County's eight-day long Revolutionary Celebration.
Cheer along as the Declaration of Independence is read at a historic site, whether an old favorite or a site you've been meaning to explore. Readings are being done at many public sites including the Morristown Green , the Indian King Tavern in Haddonfield,  Fort Lee Historic Park , Washington Crossing State Park in Titusville , Ringwood Manor , and Washington Campground at Bound Brook .

Celebrate the Fourth of July and freedom of the press at Potter's Tavern in Bridgeton, and discover how patriots risked charges of treason while publishing a pro-independence newspaper!
Watch our website  for a growing list of July 4 events... and plan a truly Revolutionary Independence Day!
June 2019 Rev Spirit Night
Revolutionary Spirit hits NJ ballparks!

Great baseball and 18th century life came together once again as Crossroads and the Somerset Patriots hosted Revolutionary Spirit Night in June. Baseball fans were immersed in New Jersey's Revolutionary heritage from the moment they arrived at TD Bank Ballpark to the end of the game, with reenactor encampments outside the park, the first pitch by General Washington to start the contest, Heritage Partner exhibits on the concourse, and a celebratory firing of Mott's Brigade cannon after the fireworks. Read more and enjoy photos from the event on our website.
If you missed out on the fun, you've got another chance on August 6 as the Trenton Thunder host us for American Revolution Night! Come early to visit encampments of Patriot and Loyalist troops outside Arm & Hammer Park, meet General Washington and Ben Franklin, visit with Heritage Partners and more. We're adding more attractions as the date nears, so visit our website  for more information on attractions and tickets.
A big huzzah and thanks go to the Somerset Patriots, the Trenton Thunder and our Grand Slam sponsor, East Jersey Old Town Village and the Cornelius Low House Middlesex County Museum for helping us bring New Jersey's Revolutionary heritage to new audiences .  
250th update, heritage tourism sessions scheduled in July

Members of New Jersey's history and heritage community are invited to join Crossroads and the New Jersey Historical Commission on July 24 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for the next update session on planning for New Jersey's celebration of the 250th anniversary of the United States.  This in-person meeting will take place at Pomona Hall/Camden County Historical Society, 1900 Park Blvd in Camden. More information.
Crossroads is also pleased to offer an interactive two-hour workshop on heritage tourism trends conducted by heritage tourism expert Cheryl Hargrove, president/owner of HTC Partners, a division of Hargrove International, Inc. Choose one of two sessions: July 9 at 6:00 p.m. in Hammonton, or July 10 at 10:00 a.m. in Morristown. For more information and to RSVP, visit our website.
Follow us on Instagram!

Are you on Instagram? Follow Crossroads' new page, @CelebrateNJRev  for the latest on what's going on at Revolutionary era sites and events around New Jersey. Look for photos from Revolutionary Spirit Night, Independence Day celebrations and much, much more!
Heritage Partner Program welcomes new, renewed members

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.

Historic sites and organizations across New Jersey are enlisting in the cause of heritage tourism as they become Crossroads Heritage Partners. While they tell their part of the story of the American Revolution here in the Garden State, each Partner enjoys programming and marketing support that helps them reach even more visitors. Partner representatives also get advance notice on Crossroads-sponsored workshops and professional development seminars to help make the most of their organizations' historical offerings.
This month, we're happy to welcome two new Heritage Partners:
We're also grateful to report that Millburn-Short Hills Historical Society has renewed its membership with Crossroads.

Could your organization benefit from affiliating with Crossroads?  Contact our Program Director, Kate Knowles-Brindle by  e-mail  or by phone at 609-341-3246 for more information,  or 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!
Board of Trustees
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

Crossroads Staff
Janice Selinger, Executive Director ● Kate Knowles-Brindle, Program Director
● Sue Kaufmann, Communications Director
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