By Ben Wolverton (@BWolvertonWBNC)
CROSSWICKS, NJ -
The historical township of Chesterfield recently celebrated its 325th Anniversary. The Chesterfield Township Historical Society held an Historical Day showcasing many historical items and practices from our area.
The event began with an opening ceremony at the Historical Society Museum on Ward Avenue. The building is also the old home of the Historical Society before moving to Front Street.
A 38-star flag from Syksville was unveiled for public viewing and is hanging in the museum.
The museum was then opened to the public and the parade began.
Members of the Fire and Drum Corps from the Old Barracks in Trenton, New Jersey.
The parade began at the Historical Society Museum and walked through Main Street and up Front Street. Members of the public joined in the parade.
Members of the public were on hand in traditional clothing practicing many trades with older equipment such as welding, clay sculpting, basket weaving, using steam engines, and more.
Several farm animals were also at the event.
A food table was at the Historical Society where The Chesterfield Inn was selling chicken salad sandwiches using the traditional Chesterfield recipe.
Dr. Benjamin Franklin and President George Washington spoke to the public about their experience with the Revolutionary War, their personal lives, and more.
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