SUMMIT, NJ - John Kieser, a Summit Historical Society Trustee, will present a retrospective of -- and detail Summit's role in -- the 1780 NJ Revolutionary War battles of Elizabeth, Connecticut Farms (Union) and Springfield. The presentation will take place in the auditorium of Central Presbyterian Church February 26, beginning at 7 p.m.,
Kieser will talk about the many important and forgotten aspects of these battles and why they are important to American history. He will further introduce the Forgotten Victory Trail which commemorates these important Revolutionary War victories.
The mission of the Summit Historical Society is to preserve records, documents, books and artifacts relating to the history of Summit and the surrounding area as well as the Carter House, the oldest house in Summit. Once preserved, the Historical Society compiles and disseminates the information to the community through public access to its archives, educational programs and maintenance of the Carter House as a public museum dedicated to the history of Summit.
The Historical Society continually adds to the Carter House Museum and its archives, welcoming donations of artifacts and materials relating to Summit's past.
Central Presbyterian Church is located at 70 Maple Street in Summit.