FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 8, 2009

CONTACT: Sebastian D’Elia, 908-527-4419
Tina Casey, 908-527-4346




Westfield, NJ – For youngsters who are fascinated by pioneers, frontier living, and life in the American colonies, the Union County 4-H Living History Club offers a year packed with hands-on fun.  Living History members get to invent their own historical character from the 18th and early 19th centuries, complete with authentic period costumes and accessories.  The club meets once a month during the school year, starting in October.

“This is a club that thrives on discovering treasures that are buried in the past, and bringing them back to life,” said Union County Freeholder Chairman Alexander Mirabella, who noted that Living History members reenact their characters at public events.

The Union County 4-H Living History Club is for boys and girls in 6th, 7th and 8th grades.  It is run by the Rutgers Cooperative Extension, supported in part by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders.

The Living History Club meets at the Union County Services Building, 300 North Avenue East (across from the Westfield Diner) in Westfield.  Meetings are held on the 2nd Saturday of the month from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.  The first meeting is on October 10.  To sign up or get more information, contact the Rutgers Cooperative Extension 4-H Department at 908-654-9854 and ask for Ellen.