WATSON COLEMAN PRAISES PLAN TO SAVE PETTY’S RUN HISTORIC SITE ALONGSIDE STATE HOUSE IN TRENTON

Hails Efforts by Mercer County Executive Brian Hughes

(TRENTON) – Assemblywoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-Mercer) released the following statement on Friday on the agreement to save the Petty’s Run archeological site alongside the State House in Trenton:

“I am so very pleased to see this site will be preserved as a great cultural and learning attraction for our state’s residents and visitors. I especially want to thank Mercer County Executive Brian Hughes for stepping in and guiding this to such a successful solution. His leadership and creativity will pay dividends for generations to come.
“Petty’s Run is not just a treasure for Trenton. It’s a treasure for our entire state. It’s an example of the innovations and hard work that built America. It should have never faced the prospect of being reburied, but thankfully everyone came together behind Brian Hughes and decided upon a new approach that will save, respect and promote it, while allowing for future expansion and improvement. That was my goal throughout this process, which is why I’m so pleased to see this resolved. Again, I thank the county executive.
“I look forward to the site now being spruced up and readied for the school children and tourists that will surely value this historic site for years to come. It will be a great addition to our Capital City’s continued revitalization efforts and New Jersey’s historic tourism offerings.”