Proprietary House Association Plans Living History Timeline

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PERTH AMBOY — The Proprietary House Association will present a Living-History Military Timeline on Sunday, September 8 from 12-4 p.m. Reenactors from many different wars and time periods will be on hand to present the history behind some of the most famous wars in history.

Visitors will be able to see how uniforms, weapons, and equipment changed over the years and how it affected various fighting styles. Wars represented in the past have included the French and Indian War, American Revolution, Civil War, World Wars I and II, Korea, and Vietnam. Visitors of all ages are welcome to attend this exciting event. Additionally, reenactors reading this who want to participate are welcome to stop by and “set up shop”. Set-up for reenactors begins at 11 a.m.

Tours of the historic mansion will be ongoing throughout the day, given by a costumed interpreter. Beginning at 2 p.m., tea and homemade desserts will be available, as part of the Proprietary House’s popular monthly Second Sunday “Tours n’ Tea” program. Admission to both the event and famous basement “Tea Room” is free, though donations to the museum are appreciated.

The Proprietary House was built from 1762-64 and served as the mansion home for Benjamin Franklin’s son William, for the last two years of his tenure as Royal Governor of New Jersey (1774-76). The House is located in Perth Amboy, at 149 Kearny Avenue. For more information, call 732-826-5527 or email info@theproprietaryhouse.org.

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