Meeting – February 24, 2015 – Central NJ: Hub of the American Revolution

18 February 2015

Author, historian and storyteller Bob Mayers will lift the veil and revive forsaken local locations at the monthly meeting of the Historical Society of Scotch Plains and Fanwood on Tuesday evening February 24th.  He will discuss his latest book, “The Forgotten Revolution”.  Lesser-known facts about NJ Revolutionary War battles, encampments and troop movements, critical evens will surprise you.  He will revive the forgotten locations of The Short Hills, Pompton, Jockey Hollow, Bound Brook and the march to Yorktown through this area in 1781 with fresh research from original military records and onsite visits.

Bob Mayers is an active member of  A former Human Resources executive he is a graduate of Rutgers University and was an adjunct professor Seton Hall University.  Mayers served as a combat officer in the Navy and Marine Corps.  Besides his new book The Forgotten Revolution, Mayers has a previous published book, “The War Man”, the biography of Corporal John Allison, who fought all eight years of the Revolutionary War.  Mayers’ also authored the Allison/Mayers Family History—The portrait of an American Family that covers 600 years of the family’s history.

Please join us to hear Bob Mayers at this informative meeting. It is free and open to everyone.  The meeting takes place at the Scotch Hills Country Club on Plainfield Avenue and Jerusalem Road in Scotch Plains,  on Tuesday evening, February 24 at 8:00PM. Fellowship and refreshments follow the meeting.

Contact Connie Klock at 908-232-9489 for further information or write to us.

Meeting cancelled for January 27, 2015

27 January 2015

The meeting for January 27, 2015 is cancelled due to the weather.

Watch here for updates!

Thank you!

2014 Annual Holiday Open house at the Osborn Cannonball House Museum

19 November 2014

Would you like a cookie too?The Osborn Cannonball House Museum 1840 East Front Street in Scotch Plains, NJ will be open on Sunday, December 7, 2014 from 2-4pm.

Featured is our Victorian Christmas tree and 1800’s winter clothing display. Join us for hot mulled cider and snacks.
Costumed guides will conduct tours.

This will be the last open house of the Museum for 2014.  It will be closed for the winter and reopen the first Sunday in March 2015.

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