For our next general membership meeting, we will be partnering with Friends of the Indian King Tavern Museum to host a presentation by historical archaeologist and author (and former Haddonfield resident!) Garry Wheeler Stone on “The Battle of Gloucester: 1777 – Where Lafayette Won His Spurs.”
The presentation will be held on Wednesday May 22 at 7 pm at Haddonfield Borough Hall, 242 Kings Highway East, Haddonfield. Admission is free, and parking is available in the rear of the building.
Stone will be sharing some of his findings as chief researcher in an ongoing study of the Battle of Gloucester by the Camden County Historical Society, working with Paul Schopp among others. The project has received grant funding from the National Park Service’s American Battlefield Protection Program.
Just what is the Battle of Gloucester? In November 1777, troops based in Haddonfield attacked a Hessian outpost at the western edge of Haddon Heights and chased them—and British reinforcements—all the way to the hamlet of Gloucester Court House. The battle also established the reputation of one of the American Revolution’s greatest heroes: the Marquis de Lafayette.
Before retiring, Stone served as a Regional Historian for the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and as a Historian with the Monmouth Battlefield State Park and the Indian King Tavern Museum.
We hope you’ll join us for this special presentation!