Come along on an exploration of Rockingham's history, with an emphasis on the period as General Washington's Headquarters in later 1783. About this event While the Continental Congress was meeting in Princeton, Rockingham, home of the prominent Berrien family, served as General George Washington's final Revolutionary War headquarters for over two-and-one-half months in 1783. On October 31, 1783, Washington and Congress received the long awaited news—the final version of the Treaty of Paris had been signed and the thirteen colonies were indeed independent of Great Britain. For eight years Washington had served his country in the Revolutionary War and as one of his last official acts wrote the Farewell Orders to the Armies at Rockingham in late October, in which he expressed his deep admiration and appreciation for the American army and announced his return to civilian life—renouncing any thought of kingship and ensuring the newly-minted country was headed in the direction envisioned in the Declaration of Independence seven years before. Join us for a tour of Rockingham and its 18th-century period-furnished rooms, with a special focus on General Washington's stay, including who accompanied him and what occurred at that time in the house's history! Reservations must be made at least 24
SUNDAY MAY 1st marks the start of the weekly Farmers Market at Duke Farms, every Sunday from 10am - 2pm! The market is rain or shine and be sure to come out and support all of your favorite local farms and small businesses! Please keep in mind: trails are closed during the farmers' market! 2022 Weekly Participating Vendor List: Sundays Duke Farms Market * = A - Week (bi-weekly starting 5/1) ** = B-Week (bi weekly starting 5/8) * Ambee Coffee Co.(Lucid Coffee Co.) - all things coffee AquaSprout Farms LLC - aquaponically grown greens & more Alstede Farms - farm fresh veggies & fruits + baked goods America's Kettle Corn - fresh popped kettle corn * Baresoaps - soaps + flower bar Bon Nut Butters & Sweets - stone ground nut butters & more Bountiful Gardens - fresh flower bouquets & all things plants! CALDO Sauce / Hot Sauce 4 Good - local hot sauce & steak sauce Dogwood Farms NJ - farm fresh veggies, meats & locally made products FreeSpir Chocolates - chocolates bars The Foraged Feast - mushrooms + tinctures & more Gorgeous Goat Creamery & Soap - goat milk, cheese, soap & pottery The Healthy
A museum of Watchung history, facts and artifacts. Investigate the 5 rooms independently or ask our guides for wonderful tales of the past tales from Watchungs (nearly) 100 year history! The Texier House Museum is open the 1st & 3rd Sunday of each month from 2pm to 4pm Located in the center of the Watchung circle with plenty of convenient parking. Admission is FREE. Donations are always greatly appreciated! Exhibit Highlights: * World War I & II items- Operate a preserved hand cranked siren that was meant to warn the residents of Watchung if any Nazi boats had stormed New Jersey shores. * A display on Adella (Tibby) Wotherspoon, the youngest survivor of the General Slocum Disaster of 1904 where 1,021 of the 1,331 passengers died in NY City’s East River. * A copy of the original hand-written diary of Captain William Parlin, who led the first black battalion of soldiers during the Civil War. * Sports Memorabilia from New York Giants legend Bobby Thomson * Artifacts and photos from the Legend of Watchung Pageant * Restored Stained Glass Skylight, artifacts and photos of the Moldenke Castle and much much more!