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Freeholders Announce Battle of Short Hills Re-Enactment at Oak Ridge Park

on Wed, 05/10/2017 - 16:48

Historic American Revolutionary War battle re-enactment to occur on June 24th and 25th in Clark

The Battle of Short Hills planning committee and the Brigade of the American Revolution are happy to announce the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders  are co-sponsoring the Battle of Short Hills 240th Anniversary re-enactment at Oak Ridge Park in Clark on Saturday, June 24th and Sunday,  June 25th, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event is free to the public.

“We are pleased to co-sponsor an event that highlights the historic importance of Union County in the founding of our Country,” said

Battle of Short Hills history hike set for weekend of Oct. 18

on Wed, 10/08/2014 - 02:50

From Independent Press / NJ.com Oct 1, 2014

How about a hike through history this fall?

What would it be like to retrace the steps of the American revolutionary war soldiers who engaged the British in Metuchen on June 26, 1777, and then fought a running battle across what is now Edison and Scotch Plains before retreating to the safety of the Watchung Mountains—through a pass by Seeley’s Pond that would become known as Bloody Gap?

On Saturday, Oct. 18, find out.

The NJ Freewalkers, in cooperation with Union County Parks, is sponsoring the Battle of the Short Hills Historic Trail hike.

Hike through history this fall

on Wed, 10/08/2014 - 02:45

News article from http://njtoday.net/ Oct 7. 2014

On Saturday, October 18, you can retrace the steps of the American revolutionary war soldiers who engaged the British in Metuchen on June 26, 1777, and then fought a running battle across what is now Edison and Scotch Plains before retreating to the safety of the Watchung Mountains—through a pass by Seeley’s Pond that would become known as Bloody Gap.

The NJ Freewalkers is sponsoring the Battle of the Short Hills Historic Trail hike.  The hike, part of Union County’s ‘Four Centuries In A Weekend‘ celebration, ends at the Deserted Village in the

Volunteers needed for 'Four Centuries' events

on Wed, 10/08/2014 - 02:16

Appearing in http://www.fanwoodnj.org/ on October 7, 2014

Fanwood will be part of a two-day "Four Centuries" observance coming up later this month. On Saturday, Oct. 18, a trail hike will use Fanwood's historic train station as a rest stop. The next day, the museum located in the station will highlight information marking New Jersey's 350th birthday.

The NJ Freewalkers, in cooperation with Union County Parks, is sponsoring the Battle of the Short Hills Historic Trail hike on Oct.

Battle of Short Hills history hike set for weekend of Oct. 18

on Fri, 10/03/2014 - 15:11

How about a hike through history this fall?

What would it be like to retrace the steps of the American revolutionary war soldiers who engaged the British in Metuchen on June 26, 1777, and then fought a running battle across what is now Edison and Scotch Plains before retreating to the safety of the Watchung Mountains—through a pass by Seeley’s Pond that would become known as Bloody Gap?

On Saturday, Oct. 18, find out.

The NJ Freewalkers, in cooperation with Union County Parks, is sponsoring the Battle of the Short Hills Historic Trail hike.