SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Springfield's Historic Cannon Ball House will be holding an Open House on Sunday, June 24 to commemorate the 238th anniversary of the Battle of Springfield.
Preceding the open house, members of the Sons of the American Revolution will lay a wreath in front of the house in honor of those who fought and died in this conflict. The Battle of Springfield occurred on June 23, 1780 and was the last major battle of the Revolutionary War to be fought in the northern colonies. Many artifacts from this battle are on display inside the house, including the missile that gave the structure its name.
From Wikipedia, The Battle of Springfield was fought during the American Revolutionary War on June 23, 1780. After the Battle of Connecticut Farms, on June 7, 1780, had foiled Lieutenant General Wilhelm, Baron von Knyphausen’s expedition to attack General George Washington’s army at Morristown, New Jersey, Knyphausen and Lieutenant General Sir Henry Clinton, British commander-in-chief in North America, decided upon a second attempt. Although the British were initially able to advance, they were ultimately forced to withdraw in the face of newly arriving rebel forces, resulting in a Continental victory. The battle effectively ended British ambitions in New Jersey.
In addition, a variety of exhibits on the second floor continue to mark the centennial of America's entry into World War One. These include a display of political cartoons by the artist Louis Raemaekers as well as artifacts from WWI that have ties to Springfield.
This is an opportunity to visit the Historic Cannon Ball House as well discovering and reflecting upon Springfield's historic and military past.
Location: 39 Mountain Ave. Springfield NJ
Date: Sunday, June 24, 2018
House Hours: 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
House Admission: $2 per adult, free for children 12 and under accompanied by an adult.
For more information: 973-376-4784