Hannah Caldwell Day will be commemorated by the Union Township Historical Society at the Caldwell Parsonage, 909 Caldwell Avenue, Union, on Sunday, June 7, from 2 to 5 pm. Rev. James Caldwell, portrayed by Doc Burkhardt, will greet visitors. He'll recall the heroism of his wife during the American Revolution, following the Battle of Connecticut Farms on that fateful day--June 7, 1780.
Observance of current social-distancing guidelines will make this a historic first for the Union Township Historical Society, which was founded in 1957. Entrance to the museum will be restricted to one individual or one couple or one family at a time to take a self-guided tour for ten minutes. Gloves will be provided, but guests are requested to bring and wear their own masks. Rooms will be sanitized after every 10-minute session.
The UTHS was required to cancel tours in March and programs in April and May. Each of those would have produced much-needed revenue for the centuries-old house. It's hoped that members of the community would consider in-person contributions, checks (payable to UTHS) mailed to the address above, or an on-line donation at unionnjhistory.org.
For more information, please call 908-591-4377.