In 1860, a small group of Mount Holly residents formed the Burlington County Lyceum of History and Natural Sciences, to study local history and science. In August of 2013, the County of Burlington purchased the historic Langstaff Mansion, the previous home of the Mount Holly Library, with the intention of turning the building into the first general history museum in the county.
To support the efforts of the Burlington County Lyceum in preserving, displaying, and making accessible to the public the historical heritage of Burlington County with collections, exhibits, and programs related to history and science, and to support the restoration and preservation of the Langstaff Mansion.
John U. Rees has been writing about the common soldiers’ experiences in the War for American Independence for over thirty years, on subjects ranging from army food and the soldier’s burden, to women with the army, and military vehicles and watercraft.
Rees has utilized a variety of archival sources to bring to life the personal histories and narratives to recover the voices of aged Black veterans who wrote or dictated their wartime experiences and details their pursuits of the modest veterans’ pensions enacted by the United States Congress in the early 1800s.
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307 High Street, Mount Holly, New Jersey 08060, United States