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Posted on: May 24, 2022

Red Bank Battlefield will host public archeology days

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Residents and visitors are invited to explore archeology and the history of Red Bank Battlefield at our Public Archeology Days this summer.

The public will be able to participate in battlefield archeology at Red Bank Battlefield by sifting dirt, identifying and cleaning artifacts. This event is free, but registration is required.

“These archeology digs help us find pieces of our American History. We have found various artifacts across our parks and we hope to expand our collection,” said Director Frank J. DiMarco.

Red Bank Battlefield is Gloucester County’s historic park. Located on the waterfront of the Delaware River, Red Bank Battlefield played a crucial role in the Revolutionary War when Hessians attacked Fort Mercer on October 22, 1777. The park is home to the James and Ann Whitall house. Built in 1748, the Whitall House offers tours and programs throughout the year that focus on the history of the park.

“Our Parks system is always thinking of creative ways to engage the public. Our parks are full of activities for the entire family and Red Bank Battlefield has history dated back to the American Revolution,” said Commissioner Jim Jefferson. 

Commissioner Jefferson added that the Whitall House at Red Bank Battlefield hosts free tours and history demonstrations throughout the year.

To register for this event, visit: https://secure.rec1.com/NJ/gloucester-county-nj/catalog 

If you have questions about Red Bank Battlefield or Parks and Recreation, call 856-251-6710 or visit www.gloucestercountynj.gov.

 

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