Grover Cleveland Birthplace Annual Conference in Caldwell, NJ

The Grover Cleveland Birthplace Memorial Association Annual Conference will be held on March 19, 2016, at the First Presbyterian Church at Caldwell, NJ, on Bloomfield Avenue and Roseland Avenues, starting with coffee and Mrs. Cleveland’s Coffee Cake at 9:00 a.m.

The featured speaker is Stanley Haynes, author of two volumes on the American nominating conventions. The nominating convention, which began in the 1830s, entered the Gilded Age with many problems, including over represented states, shifting political identifications, managed conventions, and lack of continuing national party organizations.

After the presentation and questions, visitors can see artifacts recently uncovered during the excavations for the new visitor center.  Lunch is included with the admission. Immediately following the conference, all guests are invited to the birthplace, a block away, to participate in the Annual Birthday Commemoration of Stephen Grover Cleveland. The Grover Cleveland Birthplace is a state historic site, and the structure a national historic site known as the “Old Manse.”

There is parking in the surrounding municipal lots. The church is handicapped accessible. Suggested donation for the reception, conference, and lunch is $35.00; $15.00 for students. Caldwell is off Routes I-280, I-287, and I-80 and Route 46. The First Presbyterian Church is also an historic site. The graveyard includes the graves of a number of the Revolutionary War and War of 1812 veterans. Nearby are the Zenas Crane Homestead, the Montclair Art Museum, and the Montclair Historical Society housed in the Israel Crane House.

From: H-New Jersey

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