*** The grounds of the Grover Cleveland Birthplace Historic Site are currently closed to the public due to ongoing construction. The public is welcome to view the home from the public walkway along Bloomfield Avenue during this time. ***
The Grover Cleveland Birthplace Memorial Association will not be hosting the July 4th Ice Cream Social in 2021. The Birthplace House and grounds are currently closed, and the Visitor Center opening date will not be confirmed until all inspections are passed. Due to a combination of the Covid pandemic and the yearlong, and ongoing construction project, the site is still in the process of being made safe and visitor ready.
The Caldwell – West Caldwell Recreation Department will stage a fireworks display on July 4th at the James Caldwell High School field in the evening. Our supporting Caldwell merchants, the Cloverleaf Tavern, Guerriero Gelato, and Foodtown will all be open with good food, sliders, burgers, franks and fries, great ice cream and gelato, and sodas and beverages as well as groceries.
We sincerely thank the public for all your support in the past and look forward to being of service again.
Louis L. Picone “The Importance of Being Grover Cleveland”
To learn more about Grover Cleveland’s life and New Jersey connections, check out this presentation by GCBMA board member Louis L. Picone – Author “The Importance of Being Grover Cleveland” (note this lecture was originally scheduled to help kick-off the events for “Grover Cleveland Week” which was unfortunately postponed) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d914Vznqo9U
Photos from the 1893 Grover Cleveland Inaugural Ball Reenactment held on Saturday November 10th 2018 can now be viewed. CLICK HERE
The Grover Cleveland Birthplace Memorial Association (GCBMA) is a conservancy and advocacy group dedicated to preserving the home and legacy of President Cleveland, the only U.S. President born in New Jersey. Through volunteer-based initiatives, our goal is to increase awareness and support of the Grover Cleveland birthplace and its heritage. The GCBMA activities include support of educational programs and lectures, interpretation and preservation of the birthplace and its collection of historic objects, and history-themed social activities which engage the public. Working in partnership with the State of New Jersey, we look forward to approval of our plan to build a Visitor Center which will provide space for educational and programming activities, as well as to display historically significant artifacts and exhibitions related to Grover Cleveland and his Presidency.