Of Bridges and Petticoats
Carol Simon Levin will present, “Bridge Builder in Petticoats: Emily Warren Roebling”. Hear why Emily Roebling was called “one of the most noted women in the country” & “the most famous woman in New Jersey”.
“A Conversation with Ulysses S. Grant”
Kenneth J. Serfass will portray General Grant. Come meet the General & learn about his life & experiences in NJ.
Meet the Founder of the American Red Cross
Pat Jordan will portray Clara Barton - a strong-willed, intelligent individual who knew what she wanted and found ways to accomplish her goals. Learn about her life as a humanitarian, nurse and educator.
Have a chat with Molly Pitcher– Heroine of the Battle of Monmouth Stacy Flora Roth, of History on the Hoof, will portray Molly Pitcher (Mary Hays McCauley). “Molly” will reminisce about the days when she accompanied her husband through summer battles & 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.
Meet the General who led the 1776 Christmas Crossing of the Delaware. David B. Emerson, of History on the Hoof, will once again portray General George Washington. Emerson will present two programs during the day and stroll among visitors throughout the Fair. Emerson was featured as George Washington in New Jersey Network's "Ten Crucial Days."
Walt Whitman, America’s Good Grey Poet
Darrel Blaine Ford, who has been studying Walt Whitman for the past 74 years, will bring him to life as he portrays this iconic figure of American literature. Listen to “Walt” as he recites his poetry. Learn about his life and his experiences during the Civil War. Discover his home in Camden, NJ – the only home he ever owned and where he died in 1892. See why Whitman is often called America’s greatest poet.