As some of my readers know, I have been working (slowly) on a book about history and memory in Greenwich, NJ, the eighteenth-century home of Philip Vickers Fithian. From June 25 to July 2 I will be back in Greenwich conducting research at the Lummis Library of the Cumberland County Historical Society. Once again, I will have a team of students and former students with me. We call ourselves the “Greenwich Tea Burning Project.” The name comes from the revolutionary-era “tea burning” that took place in the town in 1774. The Project is funded by both the New Jersey Historical Commission and Messiah College.
If you are interested in exactly what we are doing in this historic town–a community that dates back to the seventeenth-century and predates William Penn’s founding of the colony of Pennsylvania, I would encourage you to do two things:
1. Check out our previous posts on the Greenwich Tea Burning here. (Scroll down to read them all).
2. Join our Facebook page for updates on the project.
In the next year or two we hope to talk a bit about the project in front of larger audiences. Look for us at a historical conference near you!
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