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Thursday, October 18, 2012

Drake House part of 'Four Centuries' this weekend

Plaque commemorating donation of flagpole at Drake House, 1924.
Plainfield's Drake House Museum will join 24 other Union County museums and historic sites this weekend in the annual 'Four Centuries in a Weekend' celebration.

A special exhibit and gallery talk offered at the Drake House highlight how Plainfield and North Plainfield residents came together to save Washington Rock as a historic site when it was in danger of succumbing to development. Now a State Park, Washington Rock is celebrating its 100th birthday this year.

The 'Four Centuries' events take place throughout the County on Saturday from 10 AM to 5 PM and Sunday from Noon to 5 PM.

The events is conveniently organized into clusters of related themes for those who wish to focus more closely. The Drake House is listed under two themes: the Revolutionary War experience, and Victorian life and times.

You can view or download the complete brochure from Union County's website here.

-- Dan Damon [follow]

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Anonymous said...

Thanks Dan
Now one of parasites will steal the plaque.