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 hours before tour time. Face masks are no longer required inside the house at this time, but up to each visitor's discretion.
The upper Delaware River is home to bald eagles in the cold of winter. Join us for a day of admiring America’s most majestic bird! We will visit the Delaware River above Port Jervis, New York, and the Lackawaxen River as well. Bundle up because it will be cold and bring binoculars and lunch. Participants will meet at the EEC, 190 Lord Stirling Road, Basking Ridge.
An exhibit of artwork that speaks of or relates to ideas of love. Does your work make you feel joy? Does it capture a sense of belonging or connection? With Valentine’s Day on February 14th, it’s always a good time to remind people of the many ways that love expresses itself. The exhibit opens to the public on Sunday, January 15th at 2pm and closes on February 18, 2023.