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New Bridge Crossing NJ, This map shows the events of November 20, 1776 in Bergen County and just how close it was for Washington after the multiple defeats in New York.
Join the Bergen Historical Society Sunday for: The 244th Anniversary of the Retreat to Victory, November 22, 2020, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Members from four reenactment groups (3rd New Jersey, 3rd New Jersey Greys, Outwater’s Militia and New Jersey Volunteers) are signed up to be demonstrating and discussing American Revolutionary War history. Visit with Joe Restivo in the Westervelt-Thomas Barn and the Outkitchen where Patty Daurizio and Andrea Jenner will be cooking and testing the new outdoor bake oven, Jim Dusenbery as blacksmith.
The activities are outside but we have the Steuben House scheduled to be open for limited tours. Come see a new exhibit:
Satire and Revolution!
Coffeehouses in 18th century England were part library, part debating society — an alternative to the boozy, bawdy environment of pubs and taverns. For the price of a cup of coffee, a gentleman could read the day’s newspapers, share a book, smoke a pipe, and – be amused by caricatures of prominent politicians depicted in satirical prints! It was considered natural and desirable to use these as stimulus for lively discussion.
BCHS is pleased to present five of these rare, funny, and information-packed satirical prints, commissioned to shape public opinion about England’s troubled relationship with her American colonies, etc. This Sunday these original prints will be on display at Historic New Bridge Landing, inside the Steuben House. They are generously on loan from Marta Black. Admission will be controlled to ensure social distancing. Have a hot cup of coffee and enjoy!
“Interior of a London Coffeehouse”, circa 1690-1700, artist unknown, British Library. This image is not on exhibit.
Current rules: Social Distancing, Masks Required. Dogs are permitted on the grounds on a leash but not in the houses. Admission: $12 adults, $7 students, BCHS members FREE. Gift Shop items, like the map, are available.
PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Check in by the Campbell-Christie House.
Free Parking in the HNBL parking lot, “P” on the map or take the train to “New Bridge Landing” train stop and walk one block north and east. The event is subject to change.
Location: BCHS, 1201 Main St, River Edge, NJ. See map below. More event info on our website. Search Bergen County History.