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East Jersey Old Towne Hosts Founders’ Day 2014

September 30, 2014
​Village programs are funded in part by the Middlesex County Cultural and Heritage Commission, Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders, and New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State.

​On Sunday, October 5 from 1 to 3 p.m. the Middlesex County Cultural and Heritage Commission invites you to historic East Jersey Olde Towne Village for Founders’ Day, a special day to recognize the many hard-working volunteers at the Village and to welcome British Revolutionary War General, William Howe, portrayed by Bob Gleason of the American Historical Theatre.

This free program will take place at The Village in East Jersey Olde Towne Village at 1050 River Road in Piscataway.
The day will begin with a Volunteer & Founders Recognition Ceremony, held just before the first William Howe presentation at 1 p.m. Each of Mr. Gleason’s presentations is 45 minutes long, with time for questions at the end.
The afternoon schedule is:

1:00 pm - Volunteer Recognition
1:30 pm – William Howe
2:15 pm – Refreshments in the Runyon House
3:00 pm – William Howe 
Registration is required for all those attending. Please be sure to register for only ONE of the two William Howe performances, at either 1 p.m. or 3 p.m.

Freeholder Kenneth Armwood, Chair of the Business Development and Education Committee, said: “Every year, the Founders’ Day Celebration stands out as one of the most informative and interesting historical programs at East Jersey Old Towne. It’s also a fitting tribute to our volunteers and founders: without them, all the things we love about Middlesex County would not be possible.”
Middlesex County Freeholder Director Ronald G. Rios adds: “I encourage everyone to attend this event, particularly to give thanks to our founders and our many hardworking volunteers. Celebrating history is a big part of Founders’ Day, but our volunteers also represent a collaborative future for Middlesex County.”
For more information and to register for this free program, please call, 732.745.4489. Persons with hearing disabilities may dial 732.745.3888 (TTY users only) or 711, the New Jersey Relay System. The Village is fully accessible and an American Sign Language Interpreter can be provided without charge with a two weeks advance request.  Wheelchairs are also available for visitors who may need assistance from the parking lot to the program.

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