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3055 River Road • Bedminster, New Jersey (908) 396-6053
13th Annual Colonial Christmas
A Colossal Success!
Clydesdale wagon rides, Santa visits, Colonial re-enactors, holiday shopping, the Bernards High School Madrigals, gingerbread workshops, a whimsical encampment of 13 skeletons, and old-fashioned chocolate making attracted a record number of visitors (twice the attendance last year!) to the 13th Annual Colonial Christmas at Bedminster’s historic Jacobus Vanderveer House & Museum.
The holiday fundraiser, sponsored by Bevan, Mosca, Giuditta & Zarillo, P.C.; Glenmede; and Meeker Sharkey & Hurley, began Saturday, November 28 and concluded Sunday, December 6. Hundreds of schoolchildren and visitors throughout New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and as far away as Maine, Kentucky and Florida had an opportunity to learn about Revolutionary War history while celebrating Christmas past and present.
The event included tours of the museum, which was decorated for the holidays by Accents by Design, Bedminster Florist and Classic Home & Garden; an exhibition of rare artifacts discovered at the Pluckemin Artillery Cantonment archaeology dig – brass sword belt tips with the first modern depiction of the stars and stripes – as well as a collection of letters written to and by General Henry Knox.
“Colonial Christmas is the signature fundraiser for the Jacobus Vanderveer House and a vital means of preserving this extraordinary piece of Revolutionary War history for future generations,” commented Robin Ray, President of The Friends of the Jacobus Vanderveer House Board of Trustees. “Each year, we welcome a growing number of newcomers, repeat visitors, schoolchildren and groups as Colonial Christmas becomes the ‘go-to’ event kicking off the holiday season.”
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