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1770s Living History Festival at The EEC
A special event celebrating Colonial life as experienced on the site of Lord Stirling’s manor will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the EEC. Historical and environmental education will be presented as Revolutionary War hero William Alexander, Lord Stirling, who lived on the site and served under General George Washington will be discussed.
Family and friends are invited to step back in time to the Colonial Period where craftspeople ply their trades, a town crier delivers the daily news, and military detachments camp and conduct maneuvers. Children's activities will include stenciling, quill writing, making clay pots, and playing colonial games. Fresh apple cider will be made and hay rides will be available. Visitors may try on colonial costumes and have their pictures taken in colonial wooden stock. All are welcome.
Contact 908-766-2489 for further information.
Suggested donation is $4 per person.
|Where||Environmental Education Center at Lord Stirling Park 190 Lord Stirling Rd, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920|
|Next on||This event is over.|
|Time||10:30 am–4:30 pm|
|Who to bring||College Students, Moms, Dads, Singles, Everyone, Kids, Teens, Families, Seniors|
|Price||Free with a suggested donation of $4 per person.|
More About Environmental Education Center at Lord Stirling Park
Lord Stirling Park runs along the western edge of the Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge. The park offers 14 miles of equestrian trails and eight miles of hiking trails throughout its 921 acre expanse.
The park has two main hubs in Basking Ridge, Lord Stirling Stables at 256 S. Maple St., and the Environmental Education Center at 190 Lord Stirling Rd. The equestrian trails start at the Stables and the hiking trails branch away from the Environmental Education Center, which is an 18,000 square foot building operated by the Somerset County Parks Commission.
The center offers educational programs year-round at its main facility and at schools and other parks around New Jersey.
Other events here
- Buy One, Bring One ("BOBO") Fridays Weekly on Fridays,