Revolutionary War Battle of Paulus Hook Topic of Talk at History Fair October 9
09/30/2010

On Saturday, October 9, 2010, Tom Bragen, a member of The George Washington Commemorative Society of Jersey City, will relate the story at “Come Home to History,” an all-day history fair at the Hudson County Community College Culinary Conference Center

Online PR News – 30-September-2010 – – On August 19, 1779, Continental Army forces led by Major “Light Horse” Harry Lee (father of General Robert E. Lee of Civil War fame) raided the British fort at Paulus Hook. On Saturday, October 9, 2010, Tom Bragen, a member of The George Washington Commemorative Society of Jersey City, will relate the story at “Come Home to History,” an all-day history fair at the Hudson County Community College Culinary Conference Center, 161 Newkirk Street, Jersey City. Bragen’s presentation is scheduled for 2:45 pm.

A member and past president of the Lincoln Association, Bragen currently serves on the board of Bayview - New York Bay Cemetery on Garfield Avenue in Jersey City, where many prominent citizens of Jersey City are buried. Bragen has a longstanding association with and interest in the history of Paulus Hook, having spent his youth in the area. He is a graduate of Saint Peter’s College, which started in Downtown Jersey City, and recently retired from Provident Bank, whose main office was in the Paulus Hook area.

“Come Home to History: Celebrating 350 Years of Hudson County Heritage” features more than 30 exhibitors, plus a full day (10 am to 6 pm) of illustrated talks, films, workshops, children’s activities, and a tour. It observes the 350th anniversary of the founding of the town of Bergen, now Jersey City, by the New Netherland colony led by Peter Stuyvesant.

“Come Home to History” is sponsored by Hudson County Executive Thomas A. DeGise; Hudson County Board of Chosen Freeholders; Hudson County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs and Tourism; City of Jersey City, Jerramiah T. Healy, Mayor; Jersey City Municipal Council; Jersey City Division of Cultural Affairs; Hudson County Community College; Hudson County History Advocates; and the Jersey City Historical Project.

For a complete schedule and updates, see www.hudsoncountynjgenealogy.org/historyfair2010