The Cranbury Historical & Preservation Society hosted the Colonial Fair & Spring Picnic on Sunday, May 7th at Millstone Park. CHPS introduced the 1713 East Jersey Cottage to the Cranbury Community and celebrated the completion of the initial phase of its restoration.
The Color Guard was led by the Sons of the American Revolution and BSA Troop 52. Mayor Ferrante read a Proclamation about the 1713 East Jersey Cottage. Then Ann and Vincent Bodine, owners of the cottage during the American Revolution and portrayed by Peter Wise and Lynn Lakner, greeted the community.
The fair featured colonial music, games and crafts, basket weaving and artifacts from local Native Americans, information about the cottage and its 18th century construction, selfies with our Colonial cut-outs and shopping at our vendor tables for Mother’s Day! CHPS sold Cranbury themed items, herb boxes and baskets. There was a free raffle for a Cranbury Throw. Liberty Tea was served.
The Friends of Monmouth Battlefield and the Cranbury Public Library joined us, and Dr. John Chambers was on hand to sign his Cranbury book.
Ice cream, candy and apple pie were available for purchase, along with delicious lunch items from Market on Main.