Five Generals Narrated Bus Tour
Tours at 11 a.m., 12 p.m., 1 p.m. & 2 p.m.
Discover five of the original Somerset County houses that served as general staff headquarters during the Revolutionary War—the Van Horne House in Bridgewater, the Van Veghten House in Finderne, the Abraham Staats house in South Bound Brook, the Wallace House in Somerville and the Jacobus Vanderveer House. Visitors will be greeted by General Henry Knox, chief artillery officer of the Continental Army. The tour starts from the Van Horne House and runs approximately two and a half hours. Tours are $25 per person. Students $15. Children under 6 free. For reservations call (732) 3568856 or online at www.heritagetrail.org.
Pysanky – The Art of Egg Dyeing
12 to 3 p.m.
Pysanky is the art of egg designing and dyeing practiced traditionally in Eastern Europe. Practice the Ukrainian folk art of Pysanky under teacher Patty WiszukDeAngelo, an award winning Pysanky artist.
Attendees will learn division of the egg, drawing of designs, use of kistka, techniques of wax and resist method, dyeing process, technique of drilling eggs, removing wax and finishing methods. This three hour class is $30 per person and includes materials. Advance registration is required.
Lecture with Jude M. Pfister, D. Litt
Author, Historian and Chief of Cultural Resources at
Morristown National Historic Park
Join us for a lively discussion with Jude M. Pfister— Author, Historian and Chief of Cultural Resources at Morristown National Historic Park. Jude will discuss his upcoming book The First Decade of the United States Supreme Court, which is due to be published in August 2018.
Constitutional development in the U.S. Supreme Court is commonly held to have begun with Chief Justice John Marshall. Pfister’s book, through analysis and elaboration of several seminal cases brought before the Court under Chief Justices Jay and Ellsworth, shows that in fact constitutional jurisprudence began in the U.S. in the decade before John Marshall arrived. Pre-registration is required and registration is limited. Admission $10 per person. Members Free. Children 12 and under, free.
2nd Annual Colonial Tavern Night
Join us for a night of colonial merrymaking!
Sample rustic fare, play authentic tavern games, learn boisterous songs and cheerful dances in a spirited colonial tavern atmosphere.
$30 per person. Advance registration is required.
with 6th New York Independent Battery
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
If the thought of learning more about Civil War cannons gets you fired up, sign up for the “School of the Piece”—a muzzle-loading artillery safety qualification program for re-enactors and history buffs— includes classroom and practical instruction.
Instructors from the Sixth New York Independent Battery Civil War re-enactment group and National Civil War Artillery Association will teach registered participants how to safely work around, load and fire two cannons that will be on hand for the day.
The fee for the course is $20, and includes a two-year membership in the National Civil War Artillery Assoc. The program open to all ages, but participants must be at least 16 years of age to work with the cannon. Pre-registration is required. Spectators are welcome to observe the artillery demonstrations free of charge.
The Jacobus Vanderveer House will also be open for tours. Admission is $10 per person. Members free. Children 12 and under, free.