- Field Trip to Fraunces Tavern -
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On the morning of November 4, 2006 some members of the First Mountain Chapter of the New Jersey Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, consisting of President Rick Backlund, Dick Sidney, Ray Veghte, Bill Volonte, Eric Bal, Martin Scharloo, Jim Higgins, and Tom Higgins, gathered at the historic Revolutionary War site known as "Fraunces Tavern", in downtown Manhattan at the corner of Pearl and Broad Streets, where First Mountains' members were graciously given a mesmerizing tour of the historic building and artifacts and the associated museum by Donald Westervelt, Treasurer of the Sons of the Revolution in the State of New York, and his wife Emily Westervelt. After the tour First Mountains' members convened in the Fraunces Tavern restaurant and conducted the Chapter's November meeting over lunch.
Afterwards some of the members hiked over to the not too distant Trinity Church graveyard to visit the gravesites of revolutionary patriots and colonial Americans interred there. The day provided virtually perfect weather. All enjoyed a wonderful time and were delighted with the thorough tour of the landmark historic tavern that was so intimately involved in the founding of our nation.