Between 1873 and 1933, the Washington Association of New Jersey collected artifacts associated with George Washington, the Ford family, Colonial America and the Revolutionary War.
Most of these objects came from family collections in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. The collections were acquired from the Association in 1933 and additional artifacts relating to the Revolutionary War, 18th century American life and George Washington have been added through the years by gift, field collection and purchase.
The collection now numbers more than 400,000 objects. The collection is particularly strong in rare documents and books, fine, decorative and useful objects made or used in 18th century New Jersey, and military equipment from the Revolutionary period.
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