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Event Calendar - 2018

NOTE:  BHS Friends Meetinghouse will be closed December 29th, 2018; January 6th and January 20th, 2019. We will resume open hours on February 2nd, 2019. We look forward to seeing you at the new exhibit in February!

BordentownInWarBordentown Goes to War:
The Peoples' experience in America's Conflicts, 1754-2018

Open the 1st & 3rd Saturday each month, from 12-4pm (now through December 2018)

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

DarkDaysOfRevolutionHistory's Brewing: the Dark Days of the Revolution
Friends Meetinghouse,  Bordentown Historical Society Museum, 302 Farnsworth Ave., Bordentown, NJ

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Friday, December 28, 2018
Starts at 3:00 PM

Hear from General George Washington about some of the most intense battles and subsequent retreats of the Revolution, including those waged close to home at Princeton, Ft. Lee and two skirmishes near Trenton. Plus, hear about General Washington's famed crossing of the Delaware River!

The Bordentown Historical Society is pleased to host General George Washington as portrayed by speaker Samuel Davis. Coffee, tea, hot cocoa and snacks will be served.

Adults $10
Children $5
BHS Members $8

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