METUCHEN, NJ– Middlesex County will receive funding from the National Park Service American Battlefield Protection Program to get and restore the Metuchen Meeting House Battlefield. The county made this statement on Wednesday.
The Metuchen Meeting House Battlefield got the highest grant quantity granted nationwide at $1,619,977. The landmark is 13.12 acres, and located in Edison. It is the only site in New Jersey to get this grant and the only Revolutionary War landmark this year to protect funding.
“We are honored to receive this important grant to protect and protect the Metuchen Meeting House Battlefield for future generations of locals and visitors to immerse in the American Revolution, right here in our community,” stated Freeholder Director Ronald G. Rios in a declaration.
Other states who've received grants are Kentucky and Virginia.
“This competitive pitch was tough won by the numerous members of our department and the Board of Chosen Freeholders; it symbolizes a major accomplishment for not just our County however the whole State of New Jersey,” stated Richard Lear, Director of Parks & & Recreation at Middlesex County Department of Infrastructure Management.
The Battlefield Land Acquisition Grant program is administered by the American Battlefield Protection Program. It provides approximately 50 percent matching funds for state and city governments, to obtain and maintain threatened Revolutionary War, War of 1812, and Civil War battlefield land.
The Metuchen Meeting House Battlefield is the website of the Battle of Short Hills.