6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
What do Morristown (NJ) and Haddonfield (NJ) have in common? Both places are an integral part of American History. They both are rich in historical significance because of their role in the American War for Independence, the Revolutionary War. The Morristown National Historic Park is celebrating its 90th anniversary in 2023. It was one of the first national historic sites created in 1933 by President Herbert Hoover. The Haddonfield Colonial Festival began in 2014 and celebrates the Indian King Tavern Museum, the first state owned historic site acquired in 1903, the site where New Jersey transitioned from a colony to a state.
The Zonta Club of Morristown Area (ZCMA) invites you to join us on Tuesday, April 18, 2023 for a Zoom history lesson at 6:30 pm. Our guest speakers, Wendy Lucas, and Maria Lemma, will talk about their participation in the reenactment of The Skirmish, a battle fought by the Continental Army against the British prior to the Battle of Monmouth in 1778 during the Revolutionary War. This is the same time frame as George Washington and his troops were weathering the severe winter encamped in Morristown.
The women will portray as soldiers because women were not accepted into the fight for freedom. The enactment will take place on June 3, 2023, in Haddonfield (haddonfieldskirmish.com). Wendy Lucas, a retired physical therapist, and Maria Lemma, will describe how they became involved in the festival and the important role that women played in this historical event as well as in the enactment.
Bookings are closed for this event.