Independence Day Celebration Includes Abraham Lincoln

PISCATAWAY — The Middlesex County Cultural and Heritage Commission invites you and your family to an Independence Day that will include a portrayal of Abraham Lincoln.

On Wednesday, July 4 at 2 p.m. actor and historian Bob Gleason, from the American Historical Theatre will bring Abraham Lincoln to life. Lincoln was a self-taught, determined, highly individualistic man who rose from poverty and was committed to the preservation of the Union. Gleason’s portrayal enables audiences to experience the depth of Lincoln’s heart as well as his quick wit.

This free program will take place at East Jersey Olde Towne Village at 1050 River Road in Piscataway.

“I commend The Middlesex County Cultural and Heritage Commission for offering such a diverse array of programming,” said Freeholder Charles E. Tomaro, chair of the county’s Business Development and Education Committee. “Historic East Jersey Olde Towne is the perfect location to experience history.”

Middlesex County Freeholder Director Christopher D. Rafano said: “Middlesex County has a wealth of history and culture and it is our responsibility as elected officials to ensure that that history is not only made available to our residents, but is celebrated and preserved. On behalf of the Freeholder Board I encourage residents to come to this event and help us keep history alive.”

For more information and to register for this free program, call, 1-732-745-4489. Persons with hearing disabilities may dial 1-732-745-3888 (TTY users only) or 711, the New Jersey Relay Service. East Jersey Olde Towne Village is a fully accessible site. An Assistive Listening System will be in use during the program. An American Sign Language interpreter can be provided without charge with a two-week advance request. Wheelchairs are also available for visitors who may need assistance from the parking lot to the program.

Village programs are funded in part by the Middlesex County Cultural and Heritage Commission, the Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State.

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