The 2022 Middlesex County History Day will be held on May 14 at East Jersey Old Town Village in Piscataway.
East Jersey Old Town Village is comprised of reconstructed, replica 18th and 19th-century structures that represent architecture typical of farm and merchant communities once found in the Raritan Valley. Buildings include a tavern, blacksmith shop, wheelwright shop, schoolhouse, barracks, church, the homes of early settlers, and other outbuildings.
10am: Event Begins / Cannon & Musket demo hourly
12pm: Liberty BBC game 1 @ Liberty Field
12pm: Civil War Era String Music @ East Lawn
1pm: Ulysses S. Grant @ East Lawn
2pm: Liberty BBC game 2 @ Liberty Field
2:30pm: Civil War Era String Music @ East Lawn
There will be a variety of family-friendly activities going on that day, including:
Revolutionary and Civil War soldiers
Historic gardening and agriculture
19th Century Print Shop
Home and hearth demonstrations
Horse-drawn wagon rides through Johnson Park
And much more
In partnership with REPLENISH, the East Jersey Old Town Village will also be collecting nutritious food for residents in need. If interested in helping, bring a non-perishable food item when attending the History Day event.
For more information on these and other cultural programs, visit the County website at MiddlesexCountyNJ.gov or text "Culture" to 56512.