"Please have a look at my work and stay awhile." Dick Toone, Artisan and Proprietor

SWAN HISTORICAL FOUNDATION AT WASHINGTON’S CROSSING STATE PARK (NJ)

One of the best collections of Revolutionary War items in one place is in the little known Visitor’s Center at Washington Crossing State Park Titusville, New Jersey.

The Swan Historical Foundation’s collection of over 600 pieces are on display seven day a week (except holidays) many with known provenance and some known to been carried in the crossing December 1776. This display reflects four generations Swan collectors!

Included is an original Ferguson Rifle, numerous muskets and rifles, swords, powder horns, eight dog-face pistols, etc. all with information about the item. Kels Swan, President of the Foundation, is usually at the Visitor Center on Saturdays and if you display a knowledgeable interest in an item you very well might get to see it up close and personal. At the very least you will be rewarded with fine discussion from a skilled teacher. Phone: 609-737-9303

The Original Johnson Ferry house is open Wednesday thru Sunday and has been restored and furnished much as it would have been when Washington and his officers visited during the three crossings made prior to and after the Battle of Trenton. Curator Nancy Ceperly is a wealth of knowledge about the Johnsons, the crossings, and the 18th Century garden she tends behind the house. Phone: 609-737-2515

NOTE: Oak wheelbarrow built for Nancy by the Living History Shop.

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R & R TOONE | FIELD EQUIPAGE

Have a look at my museum-quality reproduction travel furnishings from 1740-1790. Including folding beds, chests, tables, chairs, wheelbarrows and all manner of accessories. I have been dedicated to meeting the needs of museums, historical sites, and officers in the field.
Until further notice, I will not be taking any new orders due to an extended illness.
However, I will be attending some history venues and demonstrating horn making on the spring pole lathe.

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Please call with your questions or orders. We enjoy complex or challenging research and build opportunities.

Richard & Regina Toone
18 Tower Drive
Columbus, NJ 08022
PHONE (609) 261-3415

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