Tuesday, November 17, 2020

244th Anniversary of the Retreat to Victory at Historic New Bridge Landing - 11/22/20

244th Anniversary of the Retreat to Victory at Historic New Bridge Landing

Join the Bergen County Historical Society as they celebrate the 244th Anniversary of the Retreat to Victory at Historic New Bridge Landing on Sunday, November 22 from 1:00 - 4:00 pm. Historic New Bridge Landing is located at 1201 Main Street, River Edge, NJ.

In the Steuben House, Marta Black will be giving three 20-minute talks on political cartoons of the 18th century. Reservations for the talk will be required. Space is limited and there is no additional charge. Times will be announced on the society’s website.  

Also, on display for viewing in the Steuben House will be Revolutionary War artifacts from the society’s collection.

Members from four reenactment groups; Outwater’s Militia, IV Battalion NJ Volunteers, 3rd NJ Regiment, and 3rd NJ Greys will be on site demonstrating military life.

Stop by the Westervelt-Thomas Barn to see a broom making demonstration and be sure to visit with the blacksmith on site to see what he is making.

Take a peek at the treasures on the gift shop table while you enjoy donuts and hot cider which will be available for purchase outside 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.

A scavenger hunt with a prize for children will be available throughout the afternoon.

Face masks are required and please practice social distancing by staying 6 feet apart.

Ticket reservations are required: $12 adults, $7 students, and BCHS members free.

Free parking available on site. Dogs on are permitted on the grounds on a leash (not in the houses). For event and talk reservations visit the society’s website www.bergencountyhistory.org. For more information, email contactBCHS@bergencountyhistory.org or call 201-343-9492 (leave a message).


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