A Revolutionary Conversation: Whose history and whose freedom, anyway?

Trenton Free Public Library 120 Academy Street, Trenton, New Jersey, United States

Join us to hear stories of African Americans living during the Revolutionary War — as continental soldiers, loyalists, slaves, and citizens — and discuss how our community can interpret our shared history in ways that respect our shared ideals of equality. Students from Sprout U School of the Arts will present a “living museum” providing…

“Out with the Old, In with the New: New Sweden and The American Revolution” Lecture by Erick Burro

Trenton Free Public Library 120 Academy Street, Trenton, New Jersey, United States

  @ –   This talk will discuss South Jersey’s earliest colonial settlements in the Delaware Valley, which began as the New Sweden Colony by Peter Minuit, a former Dutch governor of New Amsterdam, on behalf of the Kingdom of Sweden, and their part during the American Revolution. An accompanying exhibit of photographs documenting places…

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

Trenton Free Public Library 120 Academy Street, Trenton, New Jersey, United States

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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“Rediscovering British Surveyor and Mapmaker John Hills”

Trenton Free Public Library 120 Academy Street, Trenton, New Jersey, United States

The development of cartography in the 18th century was vital to how citizens of North America came to understand their identities within their communities. This presentation will focus on the work of British surveyor and cartographer John Hills, whose life produced nearly seventy detailed manuscript maps of events between 1777-1815. Lecture is held in the…

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