Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Winter at Batsto Village - December 7, 2014

Winter at Batsto Village
December 7, 2014

The Batsto Citizens Committee, Inc’s. (BCCI) annual holiday celebration; “Winter at Batsto Village,” will take place on Sunday December 7, 2014 at the historic site.

The Hammonton High School Select Choir; under the direction of Marrissa Carrafiello, will present a musical celebration of the season “Winter In The Pines” in the Wharton State Forest Visitors Center beginning at 1:00 pm. Admission is $5 per person and seating begins at 12:30 pm with the performance beginning promptly at 1:00 pm. For additional information, please call 609-561-0024 or e-mail: info@batstovillage.org.

Adding to the festive atmosphere of the day, carolers from the Aurora Choir of St. Nick’s Church (Egg Harbor City) will stroll the Village from 1:45 - 4:00 pm.

The stately Batsto mansion; dressed in the splendor of the winter season, will be available to tour for $3.00 and tickets are available on site at the Visitor Center.

Visitors can bring their holiday cards; already stamped and addressed, and have them hand cancelled by a volunteer postmaster at the Batsto Post Office. Members of the Merchantville Stamp Club will be on hand to assist with this effort.  Due to its age and historical significance, the Batsto Post Office (1852), a zip code is not required to be part of the hand postmark cancellation. 

Blacksmith Toby Kroll will demonstrate some of the techniques and tools of the trade in the Batsto blacksmith shop.

Light refreshments will be served in the Exhibit Room that adjoins the Batsto Post Office. Several displays for both adults and children are available for viewing.

About Historic Batsto Village
Located eight miles east of Hammonton on New Jersey Route 542, Batsto Village is a New Jersey historic site located in the south central Pinelands. Administered by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection's Division of Parks & Forestry, this site is nationally recognized for its historical significance and beauty. The roots of Batsto Village can be traced back to 1766. Two centuries of American history are available to visitors, with the Pinelands environment as a scenic backdrop.

About Batsto Citizens Committee, Inc.
The Batsto Citizens Committee was founded in 1956 to aid the State of New Jersey in the development of Batsto Village as an historic site. Its purpose was to advise, assist and promote the restoration and interpretation of the historic and natural aspects of Batsto Village. In 1997, the committee reorganized and became incorporated as the Batsto Citizens Committee, Inc. (BCCI), and continues to follow the above objectives. For more information about BCCI visit www.batstovillage.org.

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