Become a Sponsor of The NW Bergen History Coalition WWI Centennial Bazaar!
World War I Centennial Bazaar May 20, 2017
Northwest Bergen History Coalition Seeking Sponsors for WWI Centennial Bazaar
In 2017 Historical Commission and Societies across the United States are marking the 100th anniversary of the United States entrance into World War I. On May 20th 2017 the eleven historical societies that are part of the Northwest Bergen History Coalition will bring people back in time to 1917 when they hold a World War I Bazaar on the beautiful grounds of the Hermitage in Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ. It will be a day filled with activities for young and old. This is the NWBHC’s most ambitious endeavor to date. The NWBHC expects 1,000 to 1,500 people to attend. But we need your help. There are a number of costs involved with the Bazaar, including fees for performers and reenactors, police crossing guards on Franklin Turnpike, decorations, food and paper goods.
All sponsors and donors will be listed in a program that will be handed out at the event. In addition sponsors will be listed on a banner at the event and in our members’ newsletters, websites and publicity.
Individuals or businesses are welcome to become sponsors, stores can also donate gift certificates to purchase food or paper goods for this event. Any and all level of donations will be greatly appreciated.
Sponsored by the NW Bergen History Coalition
On The Grounds of The Hermitage, 11am to 5 pm
Plan to join us as we step back to a momentous time in our history-the entrance of America into World War I- at our Centennial Bazaar on the beautiful grounds of The Hermitage in Ho-Ho-Kus. It will be an event you don’t want to miss!
Highlights of the Day Include:
Woodrow Wilson from the American History Theater-Joyce Kilmer Society of Mahwah-Waldwick Band-Centennial Flag folding ceremony by Saving Hallowed Ground- Ramapo College Canta Nova Chorale-Suffragist Harriet Stanton Blatch- World War I Color Guard stopping by on their way to Camp Merritt
ACTIVITIES FOR YOUNG AND OLD:
Games-Clowns-a Fortune Teller-WWI Era Food- Vintage Cars-Vintage Music-WWI Uniform Displays-Afternoon Tea on the Porch of The Hermitage-Clothing from the Early 20th Century-Local Musical Groups
BOOTHS & DEMONSTRATIONS:
National Guard Military Museum of NJ-War Gardens, Hermitage Gardeners-Lace Making-World War I Knitting-Suffrage Movement-Ridgewood League of Women Voters-Rutherford World War I Centennial Committee
IN THE HERMITAGE’S JACQUA HALL:
Displays by Coalition members of World War I artifacts from their collections as well as by organizations that were part of the WWI effort, such as the American Red Cross, the Boy Scouts and the Girl Scouts, the VFW and more.
Corporate Sponsors & Volunteers for the Day are Welcome:
We are soliciting Corporate Sponsors. Your names will be in a brochure to be handed out and on signage that day. Volunteers are also needed. To become a sponsor or a volunteer, please contact Sheila Brogan at 201-652-7354.
Sponsoring NE Bergen Coalition Museums: