Kids are invited to attend Town Crier University in Haddonfield Aug. 6

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Are your children interested in history and are not afraid to be loud? Then this is a free event for them.

The Friends of the Indian King Tavern Museum will host its inaugural “Town Crier University” on Saturday, Aug. 6 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. The event is free and is geared for children ages 8 to 15.

“When I’m dressed as a town crier, children always ask us questions or want to ring our bell,” said Rosario A. Licciardello, the organizer of the event and an Indian King Tavern volunteer. “This ‘university’ will teach and entertain children about what it’s like to be an authentic town crier in the colonies from the late 1700s. They will learn about these traditions.”

Licciardello said the class will teach youths about the history of town criers, what they do and wear and more. Upon completion, participants will receive a certificate, and Licciardello is treating the kids to celebratory ice cream.

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Town Crier University is free, but registration is suggested by calling (856) 429–9154. The Indian King Tavern Museum is located at 233 Kings Highway East, Haddonfield, N.J. 08033.

Visiting the Indian King Tavern is like stepping back in time to the Revolutionary Era, with its period rooms and historical details. The Indian King Tavern is the location where the New Jersey Assembly met in 1777 and voted to become a state, as we fought a war against the British who were occupying the state. The tavern is now a museum and an important part of our state’s history. The Indian King Tavern is a state-owned historic site operated with the assistance of the Friends of the Indian King Tavern.To learn more visit