History will come to life at the birthplace of President Grover Cleveland this month.
James Caldwell High School acting students will perform vignettes from the life of Grover Cleveland on Sunday starting at 2 p.m. at the historic location.
The small scenes were written by students under the direction of teacher Jensen Madero. The play will take the onlookers back in time to meet various key players in Cleveland’s life.
For more information or if you plan to attend, contact the Grover Cleveland Birthplace at (973) 226-0001, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.Clevelandbirthplace.org.
Admission is free, but donations will be taken.
The event is part of the Shovel in the Ground ceremony which will launch the construction phase of a visitors center at Cleveland's birthplace. State, county and local dignitaries have been invited to participate, as well as local service groups in the area.
The Grover Cleveland Birthplace Memorial Association is attempting to create higher visibility for our 22nd and 24th president by the building of a visitors center on the site.
The GCBMA has finished the legwork involved with archeological studies and building plans, and has received the support from the state for the project.
Cleveland was born in 1837 as Stephen Grover Cleveland. The future President was born and lived in Caldwell for four years, leaving when his father Richard Falley Cleveland, minister at the First Presbyterian Church received a calling from Fayetteville, N.Y.
Although the would be president was born at 207 Bloomfield Ave., known as the turnpike back then, the birthplace has remained open as the only presidential site dedicated to the legacy of Cleveland in the nations.