navigation bar
DEP Graphic  
Division of Parks and Forestry Graphic
parks home njdep home
a century of stewardship-centennial of new jersey state historic sites
Home
State of New Jersey History Fair
2015 Exhibitor Application
Craft Artisans & Book Authors
2009 Exhibitor list
2015 Food Vendor Application
Click for General Information
Special Features
Historical Figures
For teachers
Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts and  Brownies
See a List of Partners
Click to find out about us
Contact us
Click for Publicity materials
101 things to do at the 2006 History fair
Food
omments made by visitors
History Fair 2009 Photo Gallery

 

EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT

SPIRIT of the JERSEYS State History Fair
Saturday May 9, 2015
11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Monmouth Battlefield State Park
Manalapan, NJ 07726
(732) 462-9616
www.njhistoryfair.org
Email: njhistoryfair@dep.nj.gov
Free Admission
Parking/$10 per vehicle
Rain or Shine

The SPIRIT of the JERSEYS Marks New Location!

Experience five centuries of New Jersey’s history all in one place at the annual SPIRIT of the JERSEYS State History Fair - a historical festival for all ages on Saturday, May 9th at its new location at Monmouth Battlefield State Park in Manalapan, NJ.

This free, award-winning event, which runs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., rain or shine, annually draws more than 5,000 visitors.  The Fair is a fun-filled adventure into New Jersey’s past with living history demonstrations, military re-enactors, tours, exhibits, period music and dance, and historical organizations and museums from around the state.

There are plenty of hands-on activities for kids and adults, from participating in historical games to plowing a furrow or participating in a military drill.  Don’t miss the opportunity to meet such historical figures as British General Sir Henry Clinton, Clara Barton, Walt Whitman, Molly Pitcher and American General George Washington.    

One of the largest battles of the American Revolution took place in the fields and forests that now make up Monmouth Battlefield State Park.  The park preserves a splendid rural 18th-century landscape of hilly farmland and hedgerows that encompasses miles of hiking and horseback riding trails, picnic areas, a restored Revolutionary War farmhouse and a new Visitor Center that opened to the public on Flag Day 2013.  The park is easily accessible from Routes 9 and 33.

For more information and a complete list of activities about the Fair, visit www.njhistoryfair.org or call (732) 462-9616.

The Fair is sponsored by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection’s Office of Historic Sites, Division of Parks and Forestry, and its partners.

 

 

 


 

bottom footer

parks and forestry: find a park | forestry | forest fire | natural lands | education | historic sites| historic preservation
department: njdep home | about dep | index by topic | programs/units | dep online
statewide: njhome | citizen | business | government | services A to Z | departments | search

Copyright © State of New Jersey, 1996-2004
Department of Environmental Protection
P. O. Box 402
Trenton, NJ 08625-0402

Last Updated: December 19, 2014

nj home citizen business government services a to z departments dep home contact dep privacy notice legal statement accessibility statement nj home