The American Revolution in New Jersey: Where the Battlefront Meets the Homefront.


The Museum of Early Trades & Crafts

9 Main Street, Madison, NJ 07940

Madison, NJ –  On Tuesday, February 25th during Regular Hours, the Museum of Early Trades & Crafts will open the new exhibit The American Revolution in New Jersey: Where the Battlefront Meets the Homefront.

 In the new exhibit, The American Revolution in New Jersey: Where the Battlefront Meets the Homefront, the Museum will  explore the experiences of New Jersey residents during the American Revolution and how their lives were affected by the war.

During the American Revolution the British, who were based in New York City, campaigned across New Jersey capturing Philadelphia only to be pushed back by the Continental Army.  The Continental Army kept winter quarters three times in New Jersey, while both fleeing and pursuing the British across the state. New Jersey residents saw their towns change from Loyalist to Patriot control repeatedly, and were exposed to military life throughout the war.  Regardless of political affiliation, New Jersey residents endured many of the same harsh conditions including destruction of property, lack of winter supplies, and extended militia service.  Conditions were even more perilous in New Jersey’s ‘Neutral Territory,’ the no-man’s land of Bergen County and other shoreline communities that could not be held by the British or Americans and contained large populations of warring Loyalists and Patriots.  In these regions, the Revolutionary War resembled a civil war more than an international war.

This exhibit will remain open until February 2015.  Throughout the exhibit’s duration, various public programs will take place.  For more information visit our website at www.metc.org or call 973-377-2982.  Regular Admission.

Regular Museum admission is $5.00 for adults, $3.00 for seniors, students & children, and free for Members.  Family maximum admission $13.00.  The Museum is open Tuesday – Saturday 10 A.M. to 4 P.M. and Sunday Noon to 5 P.M. Closed Monday & Major Holidays.  (SUMMER HOURS- July & August, Tuesday – Saturday 10 A.M. to 4 P.M. Closed Sunday & Monday)

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