On the evening of Oct 30, 2008, The Crossroads of the American Revolution Association unveiled their first publication, a guide to New Jersey’s American Revolutionary War Sites. This attractive full color booklet is available for a small donation ($5). It is the first effort to promote the newly designated National Heritage Area, which will promote and market our state’s (and region’s) role in the struggle for American independence. The Wallace House and Old Dutch Parsonage are featured along with Morristown National Historical Park and a number of other sites between Morristown and Bound Brook in the section on Washington’s “Mountain Refuges”.
Members of the Board of WHODP Association were in attendance.
The release date was coincided with a 225th Anniversary celebration held at the Governor’s Mansion, marking the signing of the Treaty of Paris, 1873. The first and last (seal and signature) pages of the treaty were on display for the event, courtesy of the State Archives. All pages have been scanned an uploaded for public viewing at the State Archive website. New Jersey has the only known surviving of 13 original copies of the document once provided to each state. There you can view the original signatures of John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, and John Jay, who signed for us all.