History Comes Alive At Proprietary House

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PERTH AMBOY — A dramatic recreation of the arrest of Royal Governor William Franklin, son of Benjamin Franklin, will be held on Sunday, June 5, at 2 p.m. at the Proprietary House, 149 Kearny Avenue, Perth Amboy. Governor Franklin will be portrayed by Perth Amboy’s own Kurt Epps.

The colonial militia led by Col. Nathanial Heard will reenact the arrest of the Governor as it occurred on June 19, 1776, 235 years ago. Prior to William’s arrest Benjamin ardently endeavored to convince his son to denounce the King of England and joined the revolution. Unfortunately, his efforts were in vain, and consequently, William was arrested and died in exile.

This program can be enjoyed by both adults and children. Light refreshments will be served, tours of the Governor’s mansion will be available and the gift shop will be open.

Admission is free. For more information, call 1-732-826-5527

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