Borough of Fort Lee Wins National Park Service American Battlefield Grant to Study the Revolutionary War History of the Monument Park Area.
The Fort Lee Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs applied for and won a National Park Service American Battlefield Grant in 2015 to study the history of our Monument Park area, which in fact was a battlefield during the American Revolution - the park, was Parker's Pond and the surrounding area was the encampment of nearly 3,000 of Washington's troops in 1776. But there is more per the 1781 battle of Fort Lee! Our consultant who will prepare this report is noted Revolutionary War historian Todd Braisted. This report will lead to placement of interactive signage in Monument Park and research that will lead to a new understanding of the significant role Fort Lee played in the American Revolution. In 2015 the municipality designated Monument Park and the adjacent Fort Lee Museum as a historic district, which aided us in winning this grant. Please check out this site and like it!
Fort Lee Museum closed for repair and set up of new exhibit scheduled to open March 5th:
The Royal Teens: A 60th Anniversary of a Legendary Rock & Roll Band from Fort Lee!
Fort Lee Historical Society 1589 Parker Ave, Fort Lee, NJ 07024