Public Presentation: Life on the Monmouth County Frontier in 1777
The British Navy captured Sandy Hook in 1776 (three months before the Declaration of Independence) and held it until late 1782 (a year after the Battle of Yorktown 'ended' the war). They used this base for defense of New York and to probe the defenses along the Bayshore, cumulating in the Battle of the Navesink in February 1777.
The British landed by boat near Twin Lights and faced the Monmouth Militia who had been holding the highlands from attack. Taken by surprise, over 70 Militia were captured and held in prisons in New York City.
Complicating the war, Monmouth County residents were for- and anti British, and privateering, profiteering, and civil war rumbled on as the war progressed.
Michael Adelberg, a noted researcher of the American Revolution in Central Jersey and author of The American Revolution in Monmouth County, will give a presentation of this little-known aspect of the Revolutionary War in our backyard.
7:30pm: Coffee and Cookies.
8:00pm: Presentation. 9:00pm Close.
FREE event, ALL are welcome.
Come early to Bahrs and enjoy a drink and snack at the bar or a meal in the restaurant