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    • 21 Oct 2020
    • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM (EDT)
    • Bahrs Landing Restaurant, 2, Bay Ave, Highlands NJ

    Public Presentation: Life on the Monmouth County Frontier in 1777

    The American Revolution was fought between Washington's Continentals and the Redcoats of the British Army, right? True, but there was vigorous and sometimes violent disagreement between the settlers, especially in the early part of the War and especially at the frontier between the settlers and the Redcoats, This was true along the Bayshore and Monmouth County where the British had a major base at Sandy Hook and the New Jersey Militia held the high ground around Twin Lights.

    British Navy had 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, culminating 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, 20 militiamen were killed and over 50 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







    • 05 Jun 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM (EDT)
    • Victory Park, Rumson, NJ

    Open Air Event: Rally for the Rivers Eco-Fest

    This gathering of environmental and ecology-friendly organizations will entertain and inform you and your children through fun projects and activities throughout the morning.

    Organized by Clean Ocean Action and the Rumson Environmental Commission to focus on keeping our local rivers and creeks healthy, this is the third Eco-Fest to be held in Victory Park.


    It's free and open to everyone. If it has to be cancelled or postponed because of the coronavirus restrictions, it will be posted on the NMHA web site and Facebook page as well as on Clean Ocean Action's social media pages.


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Navesink Maritime Heritage Association is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving knowledge and appreciation of Monmouth County's maritime heritage through programs  that responds to its mission: DISCOVER, ENGAGE, SUSTAIN.

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