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2016 Historical Reenactment

Where history comes to life!

If history is in your heart, come be a part of the historical American Revolution! History comes to life as hundreds of reenactors come together to recreate some of the most important battles of the American Revolution that were located right here in Elizabeth, NJ!

Four Centuries in a Weekend
All of the historic house museums in Union County will be open for free! Visit Union County Cultural and Heritage Affairs  for more information on this wonderful countywide event!

Enjoy a walking tour around our historic midtown, live historians, reenactment battles, historical music, tea programs and children’s activities! 

Saturday, October 15th – 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday, October 16th –  Noon – 5:00 pm


Sites in and around Elizabeth, NJ

BOXWOOD HALL STATE HISTORIC SITE
(BOUDINOT MANSION)
1073 East Jersey Street, Elizabeth, NJ
(908) 282-7617

  • Discover Boxwood Hall’s 250-year history, and admire the completed Phase II of the interior facelift: the second-floor hallway and two additional rooms
  • An exhibit illustrates the how’s and why’s of the interior upgrade and reconfiguration

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF ELIZABETH SNYDER ACADEMY
42 Broad Street, Elizabeth, NJ
(908) 353-2131    www.fpcenj.org
(908) 353-2132    www.acadenj.org

  • Saturday, 1 pm & 3 pm: One-hour campus tours including the First Presbyterian Church, historic burial grounds and The Snyder Academy, focusing on the remarkable history of these sites during the colonial period and Revolutionary War
  • Saturday, 12 pm – 3 pm: Re-enactment of the 1780 Battle of Elizabethtown, hosted by The Snyder Academy, on the grounds of the First Presbyterian Church; organized by the Historic Midtown Elizabeth Special Improvement District

ELIZABETH PUBLIC LIBRARY
11 South Broad Street, Elizabeth, NJ
(908) 354-6060   www.elizpl.org


LIBERTY HALL MUSEUM 
1003 Morris Ave, Union, NJ
908.527.0400 – libertyhall@kean.edu

  • Over the last two centuries, the originally designed 14-room Georgian Style home has grown into a 50-room Victorian-style mansion. The site houses extensive collections of antique furniture, ceramics, textiles, toys and tools owned by seven generations of the Livingston and Kean families.