PHOTOS: Remembering the British Invasion of New Jersey

235th anniversary of the British Invasion was commemorated at Historic New Bridge Landing.

The Bergen County Historical Society commemorated the 235th anniversary of the British Invasion of New Jersey with a weekend of living history and scholarly presentations at .

Members of the 35th Regiment of Foot and the 3rd New Jersey Regiment  represented both sides of the conflict by performing military demonstrations which showed the life and times of the common soldier of the American Revolution.

Cooking and Baking demonstrations took place in the Out-kitchen behind the , and visitors were able to tour the historic homes on the site. Refreshments were available at the Tavern, located inside the .

Inside the , Todd Braisted gave a presentation on the raising of the 4th Battalion, Bergen County’s Loyalist unit, which was actually formed at New Bridge in the days immediately following the British Invasion.

Deborah Powell November 25, 2011 at 02:40 PM
Our next events: The 28th Annual Colonial Christmas Concerts & Tavern Fare at Historic New Bridge Landing | Sat & Sun, Dec 17 & 18, 2011, by reservation. We also have an Open House "Sinter Klaas Day at HNBL" Sunday, Dec 4, 2011, 1:00 - 4:00 pm. Check out bergencountyhistory.org for more info.
Keith Jensen November 25, 2011 at 04:45 PM
TODAY. Don't forget to celebrate "Evacuation Day" when in 1783, the last British troops left New York City, three months after the signing of the Treaty of Paris, thus ending the American Revolution. Deborah hosted a great event last weekend and Todd did a fantastic job leading his team or re-enactors in a battle in Fort Lee; alas he was British, and appropriately tarred, feathered and ridden on a rail out of Bergen County. But that was not before giving a great two day briefing back in Teaneck at The Steuben House. If you have not visited, make it a destination between trips to the stores. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evacuation_Day_(New_York)


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