Metlar-Bodine House Museum

Log Number: ST-251094-OMS-21

Piscataway Township, which operates the Metlar-Bodine House Museum, will conserve and eventually exhibit the Ross Hall Wall, which is a c.1740 Colonial parlor wall. Project work will address both conservation and restoration of the artifact, involving transportation of the artifact from a conservation laboratory to the Metlar-Bodine House Museum, where installation, exhibition, and interpretation will occur in a purpose-built exhibit space. The parlor wall is the sole surviving architectural artifact from Ross Hall, an American-Georgian manor house constructed at Raritan Landing, Piscataway, NJ. The Ross Hall Wall is a tangible link to the recognition of the Fourth of July as a national holiday, decreed by George Washington in 1778 at Ross Hall.