PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Historical Society of Plainfield/Drake House Museum will host a lecture entitled “Legends of Sleepy Hollow 1792” that will be given by storyteller and re-enactor Alisa Dupuy from The Ladies of History Historical Productions.

Dupuy will provide a dramatic reading of Washington Irving’s “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” and give a historical presentation and talk about French-American-British connections.

“The Ladies of History is a labor of love that grew out of a desire to study history, wear fashions of different eras and bring history to life in a lively and fun way.  History doesn’t have to be boring!” Dupuy said.  The main goal is to make history fun.

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The lecture begins at 2 p.m. at the Drake House Museum, 602 West Front St. on Sunday, Oct. 28.

This history program is made possible in part by a 2018 HEART (History, Education, Arts Reaching Thousands) Grant from the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders and by the Historical Society of Plainfield/Drake House Museum.

Seating is limited and is on a first-come first-serve basis. Light refreshments will be served.  The event is free, and donations are always appreciated.



It was at the Drake House that George Washington consulted with his officers during and after the Battle of Short Hills fought over the entire Plainfield area on June 25-27, 1777. On permanent display at the Drake House Museum are three Colonial era rooms--the kitchen, the Queen Anne dining room, and the Washington bedroom. The parlor and the Harberger Library are interpreted as period Victorian rooms.

The Drake House Museum also displays two large paintings by noted Civil War painter Julian Scott, a Plainfield resident and a Medal of Honor recipient.  A National and New Jersey Historic Site, the Drake House Museum is an exciting link to Plainfield’s Revolutionary War history.   

The Drake House Museum is located at 602 West Front Street, Plainfield, New Jersey. Donations are always appreciated.  Onsite parking is available. For directions and more information about the Drake House and the Historical Society of Plainfield, visit

The Historical Society of Plainfield received an operating support grant from the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State. Funding has been made possible in part by the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State through a grant administered by the Union County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs, Department of Parks and Recreation; a HEART Grant from the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders; the City of Plainfield; the Plainfield Cultural and Heritage Commission; McCutchen Foundation; the Plainfield Foundation; and the Gannett Foundation.