Historic New Bridge Landing
1201 Main Street
River Edge, NJ 07661
Contact: Bergen County Historical Society
Age recommendation: All Ages
Join the Bergen County Historical Society and the Brigade of the American Revolution as they celebrate the 245th Anniversary of the Retreat to Victory on Sunday, November 21st 10 am -4 pm at Historic New Bridge Landing.
At 10:30 am, after making their retreat from Fort Lee to New Bridge, authentically clad troops of the brigade will engage in a battle for the bridge in a tactical weapons demonstration portraying the action that occurred when British troops forced the Continental Army away from the area and captured this vital crossing point over the Hackensack River.
In wake of the British arrival at New Bridge, a special presentation will take place in front of the Steuben House at 1 pm. Watch as members of the brigade are recruited by New Bridge resident and leading Bergen County Loyalist Abraham Van Buskirk to raise a regiment of the New Jersey Volunteers for fight for the British.
Members from the brigade will also be on site throughout the day performing military drills, demonstrations, and interpretations.
On display in the state historic 1752 Steuben House will be the society's New Bridge in the American Revolution: Artifacts and Maps exhibit which includes enlargements on nine period maps and Revolutionary War artifacts from their extensive collection.
Stop by the Westervelt-Thomas Barn (weather permitting) to see a broom making demonstration.
Take a peek at the treasures in the gift shop while you enjoy donuts and hot cider which will be available for purchase inside the tavern.
Don't forget to visit the society's authentic Jersey Dutch out-kitchen where interpreters will be cooking seasonal 18th century recipes on the open hearth.
Activities for families to include a scavenger hunt with a prize will be available throughout the afternoon.
Per the state parks' guidelines, face masks are required inside all historical buildings.
Ticket reservations are required: $12 adults, $7 students, BCHS members free.
Free parking available on site or take the train to the New Bridge Landing station on the Pascack Valley Line.
Dogs are permitted on site on a leash but not in the houses.
For ticket reservations and additional information visit the society's website www.bergencountyhistory.org, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 201-343-9492 and leave a message.
The event is subject to change.