Arts & Entertainment

'Molly Pitcher' Comes to Fanwood on Sept. 26

119b3f8fc66b22502967_Stacy_F._Roth.jpg
851f50be4f0182aadf98_Fanwood_Train_Station_-_Memorial_Day.jpg
Meeting of the Historical Society of Scotch Plains and Fanwood, featuring Stacy F. Roth as Molly Pitcher, starts at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 26, at the Fanwood Train Station. Credits: John Mooney
119b3f8fc66b22502967_Stacy_F._Roth.jpg

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- In the midst of one of the fiercest artillery duels of the American Revolution (June 28, 1778, in Monmouth, NJ), a woman was observed doing something unusual: helping to fire a cannon! 

From this event sprang the legend of Mary Hays -- better known today as Molly Pitcher.

At the opening meeting of the Historical Society of Scotch Plains and Fanwood on Tuesday, Sept. 26, Stacy F. Roth will do a dramatic recreation of Mary Hays’ involvement in the Philadelphia Campaign and the engagement at Monmouth Courthouse. 

Sign Up for E-News

Molly was one of the women who “belonged to the army” during the American Revolution. She will reminisce about the days when she accompanied her husband through summer battles and winter encampments from Valley Forge to Monmouth to Morristown. Relating her tales of firing a cannon in the heat of battle to trudging “behind the baggage,” she provides a glimpse into what it was like to be a “camp follower” in the days when American Independence was a dream rather than a certainty.

Ms. Roth is a full-time living history educator who offers this and other programs for school groups, historical societies, libraries, museums and special events. She is also the author of Past into Present:  Effective Techniques for First-Person Historical Interpretation, published by the University of North Carolina Press.

This exciting, dramatic presentation is free and open to everyone. The meeting starts at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 26, at the Fanwood Train Station. Refreshments and fellowship follow the meeting.

TAPintoSPF.net is Scotch Plains-Fanwood’s only free daily paper. Sign up for our daily eNews and follow us on Facebook and twitter @SPF_TAP. Download the free TAPinto App for iPhone or Android.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

Scotch Plains/Fanwood

Westfield Family Continues ‘Summer of Kindness’ with Infant Clothing Drive

July 12, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ — Westfield mom and teacher Sara Liptack is continuing her family’s “Summer of Kindess” with an infant clothing for Furniture Assist, an organization in Springfield that helps formerly homeless people, veterans, the elderly, fire victims, refugees and people fleeing domestic violence.

“I said, ‘What’s the one thing you really ...

It's Not What You Are Eating, It's What's Eating You

EMOTIONAL EATING: FEEDING YOUR FEELINGS

Emotional eating can be described as episodes of binge-eating, grazing and/or eating when not hungry to soothe feelings. Emotional eaters have a pattern of eating to cope with stress, emotional conflicts and problems of daily life.

Emotional eating is eating for reasons other than hunger. Instead of physical symptoms initiating the eating, ...

Send a Message to Nick Scutari and His Cronies: Corruption Has No Place in Union County

July 19, 2018

Dear Editor:

The Union County Freeholders’ decision to appoint State Senator and newly-elected Union County Democratic Chairman, Nick Scutari’s chief of staff, Ed Oatman as County Manager smelled of corruption from the start.

To place a political consultant like Oatman in the role of overseeing 2,800 employees and running the day-to-day operations of the $500 million County ...

When to Dial 911: Scotch Plains Rescue Squad Tip of the Month

July 10, 2018

There are many times you should call 911. If you or someone around you is in true medical distress, such as experiencing difficulty breathing, chest pains, bleeding, possible stroke, or any other serious health issues, then 911 should be called as soon as possible. If there are wires down, fire, a crime in progress, or other dangerous conditions to people or property, call 911 ...

Imagine Welcomes Founding Board Chair Keith Hertell to Its Leadership Council

July 23, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ -- Imagine, A Center for Coping with Loss is extremely pleased to announce Keith Hertell has joined the Imagine Leadership Council, comprised of local and national business and community leaders who are willing to serve as passionate advocates on behalf of grieving children and teens. “As the Founding Board Chair of Imagine we are thrilled to welcome Keith to the ...

Upcoming Events

Carousel_image_b3322a9af399ab00349f_nightsky

Mon, July 23, 8:00 PM

Scotch Plains Public Library, Scotch Plains

View the Night Sky at the Scotch Plains Public ...

Arts & Entertainment Education

Carousel_image_99864111416f9af936dd_dsc_2436

Wed, July 25, 6:00 PM

JCC of Central NJ, Scotch Plains

The JCC’s Barracudas Swim Team Meet the Coaches ...

Sports

Carousel_image_989b40b66144f89908a8_pizza_run

Wed, July 25, 7:00 PM

Westfield

Downtown Westfield 5K & Pizza Extravaganza

Sports