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The War of Outposts

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Experience running battles that occurred in Bergen County in 1780, highlighting New Bridge as a Revolutionary War battleground, at Historic New Bridge Landing, 1201-1209 Main Street, River Edge, NJ, 07661 on Saturday, October 13 (11 am to 4 pm) and Sunday, October 14 (11 am to 3 pm). Hosted by Outwater's Militia, the 4th NJ Volunteers and Bergen County Historical Society, 40 re-enactors are scheduled to demonstrate period trades and cooking. Children's drills and battle reenactments occur both days. Activities include a scavenger hunt. Three Jersey Dutch sandstone houses and Out Kitchen will be open. Visit the tavern for refreshments and gift shop. By donation: $7 adult, $5 children (covers both days), BCHS members free. For further information about the Bergen County Historical Society and its programs, visit: www.bergencountyhistory.org or call 201-343-9492.


Schedule (subject to change):


Saturday:


10:30 A.M.  - Drill and practice formations in “the Meadow” and behind the Von Steuben House, pickets will be placed.


12:30 P.M.  - First battle begins.


  2:00 P.M. - Children’s Drill at Demarest House.


  3:00 P.M. - Second Battle at the Bridge.


Scavenger Hunt - Ongoing


18th Century Medicine and Sewing - Ongoing


 


Sunday:


10:30 A.M. - Morning Drill / Pickets posted.


11:00 A.M. - Music Demonstration / Discussion at Demarest House.


12:00 P.M. - Children's Drill at Demarest House.


1:30 – 3:00 P.M. - Battle at New Bridge.


Scavenger Hunt - Ongoing


18th Century Medicine and Sewing - Ongoing

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