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Brick to Host Civil War Encampment, Historic Tours This Weekend

Soldiers of the 61st NY Regiment marching at Havens Homestead property. (Photo: Brick Twp. Historical Society)

Soldiers of the 61st NY Regiment marching at Havens Homestead property. (Photo: Brick Twp. Historical Society)

The Brick Township Historical Society will sponsor the 61st New York Regiment for a Civil War encampment at its Havens Homestead Museum property this weekend.

The encampment, which comes to town each summer, simulates daily life for soldiers during the war. The soldiers will march, fire guns, interact with the public and explain what life was like during an encampment. They sleep in tents and make their own food over a fire pit.

Jim Heine of Brick with camp fire at Havens Homestead property. (Photo: Brick Twp. Historical Society)

Jim Heine of Brick with camp fire at Havens Homestead property. (Photo: Brick Twp. Historical Society)


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The Brick Township Historical Society will also be giving tours of the museum and showing the other buildings on the property. Society members will be grilling and selling hamburgers, frankfurters and soft drinks. There will be a homemade bake sale, as well as homemade jams, jellies and jarred vegetables. The Lizzie Herbert Gift Shop will feature specials.

The museum grounds are located at 521 Herbertsville Road, Brick. Visiting hours for the public are Aug. 6 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Aug. 7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is free, but donations are greatly appreciated.


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