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June 2019

Experience Revolutionary New Jersey on historic streets and fields!

Revolutionary battle season begins in New Jersey this month. From skirmishes to pivotal battles, it's your chance to experience just a taste of life for our Revolutionary neighbors.

The British invade Haddonfield on June 1 with the Skirmish! Throughout the day, British troops and Queens Rangers will roam the streets, and town criers will announce news of the day, while cooking and beer brewing demonstrations, kids' games, tours and more will be open before the skirmish. Take a selfie with a soldier! More information .
Mark the 241st anniversary of the Battle of Monmouth on June 22 and 23 as historical interpreters take to the fields of Monmouth Battlefield State Park in Manalapan. Watch as Continental Army troops, newly-trained by von Steuben, take on British-Hessian-Loyalist forces in what was ultimately the largest artillery battle of the American Revolution.  More information

The 1780 Battle of Springfield comes to life on June 22 and 23 as the Township of Springfield, Union County, celebrates its 225th anniversary with a reenactment of the British Army's last attempt to capture Washington at Morristown. More information

Both reenactments feature authentic camp life, opportunities to visit with knowledgeable living historians and more!
Catch the Revolutionary Spirit on June 8!

Travel back to 1777 as Revolutionary Spirit Night returns to TD Bank Ball Park in Bridgewater on June 8. Crossroads teams up with the Somerset Patriots to bring you to the days when the Middlebrook Encampment occupied the tract where the ball park now stands. 

Before the (baseball) Patriots take on the York Revolution, visit with reenactors at their encampments, meet a colonial doctor, sample 18th century libations and more, starting at 5:30 p.m. Don't miss it as General Washington throws the first pitch before the game starts at 7:05 p.m., then meet many of our Heritage Partners at their displays on the concourse.

Cheer on the Patriots during the game, and stay for the exciting post-game fireworks display! 
A big huzzah and thanks go to the Somerset Patriots and our Grand Slam sponsor, East Jersey Old Town Village and the Cornelius Low House Middlesex County Museum. For more information and tickets, visit our website
Farm life featured during Spring Heritage Partner workshop

Volunteers and staff from historical sites around the state had the chance to experience 18th century agricultural life during "A Day in the Life of...", Crosssroads' spring Heritage Partner workshop at Howell Living History Farm in Lambertville. 

The May 15 session offered expert instruction and commentary on family roles on the farm, hands-on experience with farm chores like plowing, social customs like hygiene and country dancing, and more. It was the latest in our series of workshops to help New Jersey's Revolutionary era heritage groups bring authentic 18th century experiences to visitors at their own events and sites.

Read more about the conference, enjoy photos and learn about our two (yes, TWO!) fall workshop dates on our website.  
Summer camps offer Revolutionary kids experiences!

Looking for fun, hands-on activities for your kids once school's out? Revolutionary New Jersey offers plenty of options!  
Several Crossroads Heritage Partner sites invite young people to explore their interests in areas of history from archaeology to farming, colonial army life to 18th century home life and handicrafts. Some programs are as brief as a day, while others offer full-week experiences, and appropriate ages range from 4 to high school age.
Check out the summer camp listings on our website. We're adding new listings all the time, so be sure to check the page often. 
Daryan with Trenton kids
Trenton students premiere Revolutionary videos

The red carpet came to Trenton's Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School in May as fourth graders premiered the video results of their year-long study of the American Revolution in their community.
Students shared their impressions of the impact of the war on Trenton, based on what they learned from a visit to the nearby Old Barracks Museum, as well as in-school presentations from living historians portraying Revolutionary-era dignitaries, soldiers and doctors.
Read more about the project and premiere on our website Big thanks to funders Verizon Foundation, NJEA and Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. for making this program possible.
Heritage Partner Program offers educational, promotional benefits, more

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.

Groups participating in our Heritage Partners program enjoy an array of educational and promotional benefits, including advance registration opportunities for our semi-annual professional development workshops, listings in our online events calendar, inclusion on our new Instagram page, Facebook posts and more!

This month, we're thrilled to welcome our newest Heritage Partner, Jersey Blue Chapter NSDAR.

We're also delighted to recognize this month's renewing Heritage Partners:

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. As summer approaches, 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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