Washington's Birthday at Historic New Bridge Landing
Feb 24, 2019
01:00 PM until 05:00 PM
Come celebrate Washington's Birthday with the Bergen County Historical Society.
The Tricorne Dance Ensemble which is under the direction of dance mistress Denise Piccino will be performing in the Steuben House at 1:30 pm and 3:30 pm. The one house program will tell the story of General Washington's life through song and dance. Musical accompaniment will be provided by Ridley and Anne Enslow on the fiddle and hammered dulcimer. In between performances meet the General and Martha Washington portrayed by Rodger Yaden and Sue Braisted. Also in the Steuben House will be an exhibit featuring the society's Washington Centennial Quilt and rarely exhibited 1810 Washington Mourning Art.
The Demarest House will be open for tours throughout the day and the Campbell-Christie House will be open as well where visitors may purchase refreshments for an additional cost and visit the gift shop.
The society's authentic Jersey Dutch out-kitchen will be open with interpreters demonstrating open hearth cooking featuring meal items that General Washington might have eaten during his stay at New Bridge in 1780 and recipes form Martha's cookbook.
Re-enactors from the 3rd New Jersey Regiment will be on site demonstrating military life.
Children's activities will include a take home craft and a scavenger hunt.
Free parking is available on site.
$12 adults, $7 students, BCHS members free
Historic New Bridge Landing
1201 Main Street
River Edge, NJ
Bergen County Historical Society
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