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Holiday Decor in the Historic Village

December 6, 2019 - January 6, 2020
1112 River Road, Washington Crossing, PA, 18977, United States, 1112 River Rd United States + Google Map

As you stroll through the Historic Village in December, be sure to note the hand-crafted Christmas decorations adorning the buildings! Wreaths and other decor were created by park staff and members of the public in early December and will be displayed until January 6, 2020. Thank you to all the individuals on Facebook who donated…

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Traversing the Ten Crucial Days Bus Tour

December 27
Washington Crossing Historic Park, Pennsylvania, 1112 River Rd
Washington Crossing, PA 18977 United States
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$125

Spend a day retracing the December 25 crossing of the Delaware and the American and British military engagements at Trenton, Princeton and areas in-between. On the Traversing the Ten Crucial Days bus tour, historical interpreters Larry Kidder and Roger S. Williams will tell the remarkable story of these ten days that breathed crucial new life into…

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New Jersey State Museum

December 26 @ 9:00 am - December 31 @ 4:45 pm
New Jersey State Museum, 205 West State Street
Trenton, NJ 08608 United States
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Free

@ – Closed Monday NEW Featured exhibit: “Preserving the Pinelands: Albert Horner’s Portraits of a National Treasure.” Plus many more galleries in history, art and science.  Free Google Calendar iCal Export Details Date: Time:

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Planetarium Shows

December 26 @ 9:00 am - December 31 @ 4:45 pm
New Jersey State Museum, 205 West State Street
Trenton, NJ 08608 United States
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$5 – $7.

@ – Planetarium shows include a live demonstration of the sky set to December 25, 1776. Learn about the constellations and planets that occupied the sky on the stormy evening when George Washington crossed the Delaware! All shows are suitable for general audiences. Show schedule: 10:30am “Season of Light”; 11:30am “Laser Holiday Magic”; 1:30pm “CapCOM…

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Tours of the Old Barracks

December 26 @ 10:00 am - December 31 @ 5:00 pm
Old Barracks Museum, 101 Barrack Street
Trenton, NJ NJ United States
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@ – The Old Barracks Museum offers tours that detail Trenton’s role in the 18th century, as well as the details of the Battle of Trenton. Tickets: $10 adults; $8 students and seniors; Free – Children 5 and under, Active Duty Military, and Old Barracks Association Members. (Closed Sunday) Google Calendar iCal Export Details Date:…

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State House Civics Tours

December 26 @ 10:00 am - December 31 @ 3:00 pm
New Jersey State House, 145 West State Street
Trenton, NJ United States
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@ – 10 AM, 11 AM, 12 PM, 1 PM, 2 PM, & 3 PM (Closed Saturday) New Jersey State House (Enter via the State House Annex 145 West State Street) Learn about New Jersey’s legislative process and how to participate in the shaping of public policy. Visitors will visit the Legislative portion of the…

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Musket Demonstrations

December 26 @ 12:00 pm - December 31 @ 2:00 pm
Old Barracks Museum, 101 Barrack Street
Trenton, NJ NJ United States
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@ – Soldiers of the NJ Line of the Continental Army will drill and fire their muskets on the Parade ground of the Old Barracks Museum. Included with Old Barracks admission. (Monday through Friday; 1:00pm only on Saturday. Closed Sunday) Google Calendar iCal Export Details Date: Time:

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The Trenton City Museum at Ellarslie

December 26 @ 12:30 pm - December 31 @ 4:00 pm
Trenton City Museum in Ellarslie Manson, 299 Parkside Ave
Trenton, NJ 08606 United States
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@ – (Closed Monday and Tuesday) Fee: Pay as you wish Google Calendar iCal Export Details Date: Time:

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Tours of the Trent House

December 26 @ 12:30 pm - December 29 @ 4:00 pm
William Trent House Museum, 15 Market St
Trenton, NJ 08611 United States
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$5

Take a tour of the country estate owned by William Trent, for whom the City of Trenton is named. Tickets: $5 adults, $4 children & seniors. Google Calendar iCal Export Details Date: Time:

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9:00 am

Ten Crucial Day Bus Tour

December 27 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Washington Crossing Historic Park, 1112 River Road
Washington Crossing, PA 18977 United States
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$125

@ – This all-day bus tour through Washington Crossing, Trenton, and Princeton explores the social, topographical, and military aspects of the campaigns of the Ten Crucial Days, December 25, 1776 to January 3, 1777. Historical interpreters include Larry Kidder, author of TEN CRUCIAL DAYS: Washington’s Vision for Victory Unfolds, and Roger S. Williams, cofounder of…

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10:30 am

State House Public Artwork Tour

December 27 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
New Jersey State House, 145 West State Street
Trenton, NJ United States
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free

  @ –   The Public Artwork Tour of the New Jersey State House combines art, history and architecture. Visitors see impressive artworks incorporated into the capitol complex, including stained glass, tilework, paintings and sculptures. On the hour guided tours begin in the State House Annex Lobby. RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED. Call 609-847-3150 for more information.…

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11:00 am

“Trenton’s Historic Legacy: The Old Barracks and the Trenton Battle Monument”

December 27 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Riverview Cemetery, 870 Centre Street
Trenton, NJ United States
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$10

A presentation highlighting the early efforts to save the Old Barracks by the city’s Daughters of the American Revolution chapter and the work of the Trenton Battle Monument Association in creating the Trenton Battle Monument followed by a walking tour of the gravesites of some of the civic-minded men and women associated with these endeavors.…

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12:00 pm

Musket Demonstration at the Old Barracks Museum

December 27 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Old Barracks Museum,101 Barrack St, Trenton, NJ 08608, USA, 2 Barrack St United States + Google Map

Soldiers of the NJ Line of the Continental Army will drill and fire their muskets on the Parade ground of the Old Barracks Museum. Included in regular cost of admission.

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Signs of the Times

December 27 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Mill Hill Park (Corner of Broad & Front Streets), 165 E. Front Street
Trenton, New Jersey United States
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free

  @ –   Join Richard Hunter on a walking tour from Mill Hill park to Petty’s Run and explore the signs that detail the downtown neighborhood’s rich history. Dr. Hunter led the team that conceived and designed these informative signs. Google Calendar iCal Export Details Date: Time:

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1:00 pm

‘They Were Good Soldiers’: African–Americans Serving in the Continental Army, 1775-1783

December 27 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Old Barracks Museum,101 Barrack St, Trenton, NJ 08608, USA, 2 Barrack St United States + Google Map

The role of African-Americans, most free but some enslaved, in the regiments of the Continental Army is not well-known; neither is the fact that relatively large numbers served in southern regiments and that the greatest number served alongside their white comrades in integrated units. John Rees will discuss black soldiers’ acceptance, service, and experiences during and after the War for…

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2:00 pm

Musket Demonstration

December 27 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Old Barracks Museum,101 Barrack St, Trenton, NJ 08608, USA, 2 Barrack St United States + Google Map

Soldiers of the NJ Line of the Continental Army will drill and fire their muskets on the Parade ground of the Old Barracks Museum. Included in regular cost of admission.

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Alexander Hamilton and the 24 Cannons at the Battle of Trenton

December 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Trenton City Museum in Ellarslie Manson, 299 Parkside Ave
Trenton, NJ 08606 United States
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  @ –   This tabletop talk will follow the movements of all 24 of the cannons on the streets of Trenton during the Battle of Trenton and demonstrate why the 18 American cannons – including the two six-pounders commanded by Alexander Hamilton – were decisive in the victory over the Hessians, who had six…

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Lecture: Elias Boudinot IV: The Continental Army’s First Commissary General of Prisoners

December 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Trenton Free Public Library, 120 Academy Street
Trenton, New Jersey United States
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free

After the successful invasion of NYC and surrounding areas by the British during 1776 and the thousands of American prisoners taken, George Washington called upon Congress to set up a centralized authority to deal with the handling of prisoners of war. This presentation will detail the many problems that Boudinot encountered while he held this…

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4:00 pm

Brother David Brearley: The Most Important Founding Father That We Don’t Know

December 27 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Trenton Masonic Temple, 100 Barrack Street
Trenton, New Jersey United States
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free

  @ –   Unheralded by many, he quietly reposes in an obscure churchyard in the most historic precinct of Trenton. Unknown to most, he was a pivotal co-creator of the government of the United States. He was Brother David Brearley, Freemason, the most important founding father that we don’t know. Sponsored by New Jersey…

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Trenton Masonic Museum Exhibition and Discussion

December 27 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Trenton Masonic Temple, 100 Barrack Street
Trenton, New Jersey United States
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  @ –   Partake of over 230 years of epic Masonic history in New Jersey. View a rich and wide variety of Masonic symbols, attire, documents, artifacts, and esoterica. Learn about Masonic culture, organization, traditions, and more. Sponsored by New Jersey Freemasons Grand Lodge Museum and History Committee. (Doric Room Second Floor) Google Calendar…

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6:00 pm

Patriots Scrabble

December 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Classics Bookstore, 4 West Lafayette Street
Trenton, New Jersey United States
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  @ –   Scrabble for all skill levels. Bonus points for playing “patriot,” “republic,” “declaration” or “constitution.” Penalties for playing “loyalist,” “monarchy,” “colonial” or “empire.” Google Calendar iCal Export Details Date: Time:

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7:00 pm

Colonial Ball

December 27 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Historic Trenton Masonic Temple,Masonic Temple, 100 Barrack St, Trenton, NJ 08608, USA, 2 Barrack St United States + Google Map
$25

Have you ever watched the ball dancing in Pride and Prejudice and imagined yourself dancing in such a romantic setting? Dance like our founding fathers along with reenactors in Revolutionary War dress, to live music of the time. You needn’t know the dances – we’ll teach you! Enjoy light refreshments as you mingle with people…

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