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Event Calendar - 2018

BordentownInWarBordentown Goes to War:
The Peoples' experience in America's Conflicts, 1754-2018
Opening Weekend: Saturday, October 6th from 12-4pm
Open the 1st & 3rd Saturday each month, from 12-4pm (through December)

Start your journey with Bordentown's local people from pre-revolutionary times through the founding of our great country and beyond. Hear stories of abolitionist actions and the Civil War, personal experiences of people and places in Bordentown during WWi and WWII. We will be presenting archival documents such as photos and letters of those who lived through this country's most trying times that have been pulled from our archives and never revealed to the public!

To highlight a few key events in our nation's history, this exhibit will include the following:

 - The Indian treaties
 - 1776: Skirmishes and the importance of the Battle of the Kegs
 - 1812 - The Constitution (ship)
 - 1861 - The Civil War: abolitionists, the 9th and 3rd regiments, letters from the Hutchinsons, and the female college support.
 - The Ogontz School and the Bordentown Military Institute
 - 1917 - the Dunns, the postwar parade, and blimps
 - 1941 - Lt. Boldizar and hometown rationing;
 - 1950s-2000s - Korea, Fallout Shelters (Cold War), and so much more!

This story is constantly evolving.  Please send us an e-mail and share your experiences or family stories of these times.  The past is always with us and never lost!  Please stop by and experience this exhibit for yourself!  Contact David Martin for more information at

NatureExplorationPresentationFlyer18Nature Exploration & Journaling at Point Breeze
Saturday October 13, 2018
Nature Walk begins at Divine Word at 1PM

Location: Divine Word Missionary
101 Park Steet, Bordentown, NJ
Group will meet in the large parking lot near the
Gymnasium at 1PM.
Duration: Approx. 2 Hours
Max. Attendance: Total 25 People

Fee: $10.00 per person.
(To be paid in cash the day of the tour)

Registration is required and open from August 20th – October 12, 2018 or until all openings are booked.
To register, email Doug Kiovsky.

* Please wear comfortable shoes and clothing, and bring sunscreen and insect repellent. Journals will be provided to give people of all ages a chance to leisurely sketch and enjoy time outdoors.

Due to its popularity in June, we decided to offer one more walk of the infamous Bonaparte Estate grounds! Don't miss this opportunity to see the Point Breeze estate property. Famous for its picturesque landscape, wonderful gardens, extensive art collection, and large library, Point Breeze was central to American intellectual and cultural life in the Delaware Valley. Join the D&R Canal Naturalist, Stephanie Fox for a nature walk at the Divine Word, whose missionary now sits on the Point Breeze property. We will cover the terrain where Charles Lucien Bonaparte once observed, studied and sketched wildlife and the landscape. Participants will be provided with a nature journal and given hints and techniques on how connect closer to nature by sketching and the written word. This is a family friendly event and designed for beginner journal keepers to explore their creative side.

Questions? Email Doug Kiovsky


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