Sunday, April 17, 2016

Fall Open House at the Van Nest Hoff Vannatta Farmstead

Next Saturday, April 23rd, the Frontier Guard will be setting up a display at this historic farmhouse in Harmony, NJ.  This is always an enjoyable event, with friendly people and a great atmosphere.  Come see all the restoration work that's being done, and stop by and say hello.

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Now Recruiting Members!

The New Jersey Frontier Guard welcomes new recruits (and families).  

While eighteenth century recruits were expected to bring a good and sufficient firelock, a hatchet or cutlass, a powder horn, cartouch [sic] box, a knapsack or haversack, and a blanket, we do allow recruits to acquire these items over time.

A knowledge of eighteenth-century history, particularly New Jersey, is beneficial, it is not required at the outset, as long as you are willing to learn and share your knowledge with the public and the others in the unit.

A soldier's pay is two shillings per day (Provincial scrip), and there are other benefits.  The Frontier Guard also welcomes those who wish to portray associated personas, such as soldiers' families, sutlers, and armorers.

If interested, contact Capt. Doug Pitchell at or via the "Contact" page on this website, or introduce yourself at one of our events.  We will be glad to have you fall in with us!

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Lehigh Valley History Expo

The weather was less-than-cooperative for the first event of the season. Snow and rain forced displays indoors, yet there was still a good attendance and, as always, a welcoming atmosphere.


While the space may have been a little tight, there was still a great deal to see and do.  We had a steady stream of visitors all day.  People were glad to see us, and we them.

The museum staff was grateful for our presence and acknowledged us in a kind letter...

Friday, April 1, 2016

Beginning Another Campaign Season

Come join members of the New Jersey Frontier Guard at our first event of 2016:  the Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum in Allentown, PA.  Join us for what has become a big event, with a a multitude of displays and performances.  Here's how the Museum describes the event on its website: link

Saturday, April 9, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.


Pennsylvania’s premiere history event will feature Jon Provost, “Timmy” from the classic TV show Lassie from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m..  Tours of Trout Hall, displays by historical organizations, old-fashioned puppets, toys, and crafts offer all-day fun for the whole family.