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January 14 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Kick off the New Year with this special program about our nation’s history! General George Washington, brought to life by Washington expert and portrayer Samuel Davis, speaks to us about his experiences during the Battles of New York in 1776, the American army’s orderly retreat through New Jersey and movement into Pennsylvania, as well as the dramatic “Ten Crucial Days,” that changed the course of a struggling young nation’s history.
He will touch on key aspects of the Middlebrook Cantonment of 1778-79, when the American army encamped, in an area from Pluckemin to modern-day Manville, during the winter and spring. General Washington will also discuss the “miraculous achievements” of Inspector General Baron von Steuben, who used the Abraham Staats House as a military headquarters during the Cantonment.
Seating at 12:30, presentation: 1PM. After his remarks, Gen. Washington will join guests to talk and socialize. Enjoy light refreshments, live music, tours of the historic Abraham Staats House, until the house closes at 3PM.
Tickets purchased at the door will be $45.
Participants also invited at 3PM to the unveiling (outside), of the “Baron von Steuben Plaque” made possible in part by a donation from the New Jersey Society Sons of the American Revolution (NJSSAR).