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Red Mill Museum Village
Revolutionary War Days
This weekend!

August 11th-12th

10am-4pm




Are You A Patriot, Loyalist or Moderate?

 

Take our questionnaire to find out if you are loyal to the King or a supporter of the Rebellion.  

 

Sign an Oath of Affirmation with a quill pen at the Loyalist or Patriots encampments!

 



 




Admissions:

$9/adults, $7/seniors, active military, and veterans, $5/children (6-12), FREE for members and children under 6
Don't forget, 
Revolutionary War Days
is THIS Weekend!


   Join us for our annual living history American Revolution Weekend featuring Patriot and Loyalist forces, drills, demonstrations, music, displays, presentations, and more!   

 

Check out the schedule below and be sure to read about this year's exciting activities and presentations!!

Munro's Battoe-Men Out for a Paddle

Presentations - Saturday 

 

General Daniel Morgan: Local Hero

Sal DeSapio

11:30 am-12:15pm

 

Sal DeSapio, a true wealth of historical information, will be speaking on the life and military service of an integral Patriot and crusader in the American Revolution General Daniel Morgan.  


Sal is a member of the Mogan's Rifle Company, Lamb's Artillery, Bray's Company, and Washington Crossing's Re-enactors and is the township historian for Kingwood, New Jersey. Sal is a volunteer and employee at the Red Mill Museum Village leading workshops and lecturing.

 

 

Against Independence in 1776: John Allen, John Vought and Hunterdon's Loyalist Uprising    

Don Sherblom

 2:00 am-2:45 pm

    

In December 1776, 75 Hunterdon County Loyalists skirmished with the Patriot militia on their way to join the British to form the sixth battalion New Jersey Volunteers.  Come hear the real story and get to know the two men behind it all - John Allen and John Vought.  

   

Donald, a doctor of Political Science, is an accomplished lecturer, professor, and has authored booklets detailing the Vought Family during the American Revolution. Donald has also been integral in the preservation of the 1759 Vought House, serving as President. Recently thanks to his and the organization's efforts, the Vought House received a Historic Preservation Award sponsored by the state Department of Environmental Protection and the New Jersey Historic Sites Council.  

 

A Skirmish between the Americans and British
  
Presentations - Sunday 

The Flemington Raid

Chip Riddle

 11:30 am-12:15 pm

  

A fierce firefight broke out in December of 1776, when the British Commander of New Jersey sent orders to conduct a raid on Flemington.  Sunday morning, come hear the tale of the bloodshed that ensued!  

  

Chip Riddle is a local historian, lecturer, and teacher of 38 years. Chip authored the book, Colonial and Revolutionary Bethlehem Township, and recently published New Jersey at the Alamo: Richard Stockton in the Alamo Journal. Chip is also an employee and beloved volunteer at the Red Mill Museum Village. At this year's Revolutionary War Days, Chip will lecture on the events of the Flemington Raid.

  

 

The American Loyalist Corps: An overview of Americans in the service of King George III during the American Revolution
Todd Braisted

2:00 am-2:45 pm

  

Todd Braisted knows a thing or two about Loyalists, in fact, he even portrays one!  Come get to know what it meant to serve King George III during the American Revolution and catch a glimpse of what a true Loyalist would have thought!  

  

Todd, a long-time researcher of the Loyalist Military, is an accomplished author and lecturer. He has been published in numerous journals as well as co-authoring and authoring many books on the Revolutionary War. He is involved in various history-related organizations and has appeared on television, spokne on radio programs, and has completed extensive site work with school groups, interpretative programs, and reenactments.  

  

  

 

STUDENT & CHILDREN WORKSHOPS

   

11:00 am -12:30 pm

Candle Making - Make your own!

Militia Drills

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Feather Quill and Ink Writing

18th Century Children's Games

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

18th Century Children's Games
Militia Drills

 

DEMONSTRATIONS

   

18th Century Fishing

Blacksmithing

Weaving (Sunday Only)

 

DISPLAYS  

 

Apgar Family Association - Celebrating The German Heritage of the Palatines   

 

 Community Divided Exhibit - Hunterdon County During the Revolutionary War

 

 


Schedule of Events

 

9:45 am

Officers Call

10:00 am

Camps Open to Public, First Formation & Inspection

10:00 am - 12:00 noon

18th Century Drill, Uniforms and Accoutrements

Weapons Firing Demonstration
Munro's Battoe-men-Boating Demonstrations on the South Branch

12:00 noon- 1:00pm

Officers' Lunch & Open Fire Cooking Demonstrations

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm  Reading of Preamble Declaration of Independence & General Howe's Proclamation at Dynamite Shed Area (Saturday)

Ceremony Honoring General Daniel Morgan at Morgan Log Cabin (Sunday)

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

18th Century Drill, Uniforms and Accoutrements

Weapons Firing Demonstration

Munro's Battoe-men-Boating Demonstrations on the South Branch

3:00 pm

Skirmish by Log Cabin Area

4:00 pm

Camps closed to Public

 

MUSIC 

Saturday-1:00 pm-4:00 pm

Colonial American Music

Ridley and Anne Enslow

 

 

  

Thanks to the visiting re-enactors:   

Munro's Battoe-men, 4th Battalion of NJ Volunteers, 22nd His Majesty's Regiment., 2nd NJ Battalion, 3rd NJ Battalion Living History Associate, and Morgan Rifle Company.

 

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Clinton, NJ 08809 
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