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November 2020

WCPA Board of Trustees Meeting

November 19, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
First Presbyterian Church, 48 River Dr
Titusville, NJ United States
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December 2020

Washington Crossing Historic Park Virtual Reenactment

December 25, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

  The reenactment of Gen. George Washington's crossing of the Delaware River in 1776 is filmed on Dec. 6, 2020 for a special broadcast this year due to the pandemic.  

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Important Role of Dance in 18th Century Society

December 26, 2020 @ 4:00 am - 5:00 pm
Old Barracks Museum, 101 Barrack St
Trenton, NJ United States
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When Sue Dupre leads dances for the Patriots’ Week Colonial Ball each year, she wishes she could tell the dancers much more about 18th century dancing, especially why the 18th century folks didn’t need a dance caller for their balls and assemblies. Please gather with Sue for this video presentation to learn about the important role of dance in 18th society, what dances were done and how they were taught, and tidbits about dancing in the Delaware Valley in the…

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Virtual Wreath Laying Trenton Battle Monument with the Sons of the American Revolution

December 26, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Trenton Battle Monument, Pennington Ave., North Warren St., North Broad St., Princeton Ave., and MLK Blvd.
Trenton, New Jersey 08608
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Virtually join Color Guard Units of the Sons of the American Revolution in laying a wreath at the site of the Trenton Battle Monument. This is not a public event. Only virtual. Please zoom register below. “The Trenton Battle Monument commemorates the American victory at the first battle of Trenton, NJ, which occurred on December 26, 1776. It is located in an area of the city known as ‘Five Points.’ It was here, at the intersection of North Broad Street, Warren…

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Tuckers’ Tales Puppet Theatre presents The Trouble With Trenton Puppet Show

December 26, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Old Barracks Museum, 101 Barrack St
Trenton, NJ United States
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Free

Everyone’s favorite patriotic puppet show is going virtual this year! Children will be able to experience the magical storytelling of Washington’s crucial victory at the Battle of Trenton, presented by Tuckers’ Tales Puppet Theatre. Tune in on Zoom or at facebook.com/oldbarracksmuseum/live to watch with your family! This program is made possible, in part, by the Mercer County Cultural and Heritage Commission through funding from the Mercer County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts,…

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Celebrating Hogmanay with Scottish Music 

December 26, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
William Trent House Museum, 15 Market St
Trenton, NJ 08611 United States
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$10

Via Zoom, The Trent House Association presents The Practitioners of Musick in a performance honoring the Scottish heritage of William Trent and featuring music that George Washington and his family enjoyed. Born in Inverness, Scotland, William Trent immigrated to Philadelphia and established himself as a very successful shipping merchant.  In 1714 he acquired much of the land that now is the city of Trenton and in 1719 built his Georgian style mansion on his plantation there. It is likely that General Washington…

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Blacks at The Battles of Trenton

December 26, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Old Barracks Museum, 101 Barrack St
Trenton, NJ United States
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Algernon Ward Jr. of Trenton will provide a presentation on the topic of "Blacks at The Battles of Trenton" which will explore the roles of African Americans in the operation of The Old Barracks as a home for soldiers and a military hospital.

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Author Talk: Larry Kidder and Revolutionary Princeton, 1774-1783

December 26, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Old Barracks Museum, 101 Barrack St
Trenton, NJ United States

Join historian Larry Kidder as he discusses his new book "Revolutionary Princeton, 1774-1783: The Biography of an American Town in the Heart of a Civil War”. This book details the lives of Princetonians who lived in the town during the Revolutionary War, and continues the histories detailed in Mr. Kidder’s other works: “Crossroads of the Revolution: Trenton 1774-1783” and “Ten Crucial Days: Washington’s VIsion for Victory Unfolds”. The presentation will be followed by a Q&A session. Books can be purchased…

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Author Talk with Don Hagist Noble Volunteers: The British Soldiers Who Fought the American Revolution

December 26, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Old Barracks Museum, 101 Barrack St
Trenton, NJ United States
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Join historian Don Hagist as he discusses his new book “Noble Volunteers: The British Soldiers Who Fought the American Revolution” which brings life to these soldiers, describing the training, experiences, and outcomes of British soldiers who fought during the Revolution. Drawing on thousands of military records and other primary sources in British, American, and Canadian archives, and the writings of dozens of officers and soldiers, Noble Volunteers shows how a peacetime army responded to the onset of war, how professional…

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January 2021

Virtual Wreath Laying at the Princeton Battlefield

January 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Princeton Battlefield State Park, 500 Mercer Street
Princeton, New Jersey 08540 United States
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Virtually join the New Jersey Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, and Color Guard Units from over twenty National SAR Societies to honor the valiant efforts of the soldiers who fought, and died, at Princeton, New Jersey. This is not a public event. Only virtual. Please zoom register below. On January 3, 1777, General George Washington and his Continental Army out maneuvered General George Cornwallis to attack a rear guard brigade at Princeton. British Lt. Col Charles Mawhood attacked the advancing Americans…

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