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RECURRING TOURS & FEATURED EVENTS 9:00 am - 4:45 pm New Jersey State Museum New Jersey State Museum, 205 West State St. Open Tuesday through Sunday Featured exhibits: “Objects Matter: A Decade of Collecting at the New Jersey State Museum” and “Embattled Emblems: Posters and Flags of the First World War”. Plus galleries in history, art and science, including NJ’s state dinosaur Hadrosaurus foulkii, and Mosasaurus maximus, a 50-foot marine reptile. www.state.nj.us/state/museum Free.

9:00 am - 4:45 pm Planetarium Shows New Jersey State Museum, 205 West State St. December 26 through 30 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! Weekday Show schedule (December 26, 27, 28): 10:00 am “Earth, Moon, Sun” 11:00 am “Laser Holiday Magic” 1:00 pm “Dinosaurs at Dusk.” Weekend show schedule (December 29, 30): 11:00 am “One World, One Sky” 12:00 pm “Earth Moon Sun” 1:00 pm “Dinosaurs at Dusk” 2:00 pm “Laser Holiday Magic” 3:00 pm “Dark Universe” www.state.nj.us/state/museum Tickets: $7 adult, $5 child.

10:00 am - 3:00 pm (on the hour) State House Civics Tours New Jersey State House (Enter via the State House Annex 145 West State St.) Open Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 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 State House and discover the building’s rich past and architectural history. Guided tours begin in the State House Annex Lobby. Free Admission. Call 609-847-3150 for more information.

10:00 am - 5:00 pm Tours of the Old Barracks Old Barracks Museum, 101 Barrack St. Open Monday through Saturday 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. www.barracks.org Tickets: $10 adults; $6 students and seniors; Free - Children 5 and under, Active Duty Military, and Old Barracks Association Members.

11:00 am Colonial Activity Cart New Jersey State Museum, 205 West State St. Open Tuesday through Saturday Families will try on colonial clothing, play colonial games, learn about a soldier’s life, try your hand at carding wool and spinning and learn the untold story of the NJ man who designed the 1st American Flag! www.state.nj.us/state/museum Event ends at 2:00 pm and is free.

11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Revolutionary Resolve Patriots Week Exhibit

BSB Gallery, 143 East State St. Open Wed. Dec 26 - Mon. Dec. 31 An exhibit highlighting art and cultural pieces celebrating Trenton’s crucial role during the Revolutionary War. Exhibit on display Dec. 7th - Dec. 31st, Opening Reception Dec. 7th 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. BSB regular hours prior to Patriots Week are Thurs. Fri, & Saturday 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. www.bsbgallery.com Free

12:00 pm & 2:00 pm Musket Demonstrations Old Barracks Museum, 101 Barrack St. Monday through Friday; 1:00 PM only on Saturday. Closed Sunday Soldiers of the NJ Line of the Continental Army will drill and fire their muskets on the Parade ground of the Old Barracks Museum. Free with Old Barracks admission. www.barracks.org

12:30 pm - 4:00 pm Tours of the Trent House 1719 William Trent House Museum, 15 Market St. Open Wednesday through Sunday Take a tour of the country estate owned by William Trent, for whom the City of Trenton is named. www.williamtrenthouse.org 609-989-3027 Tickets: $5 adults, $4 children and seniors.


WEDNESDAY, DEC. 26 TH ALL EVENTS ARE FREE OF CHARGE UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Bus Tour: Traversing the Ten Crucial Days Campaign Meet at Washington Crossing Historic Park, 1112 River Road, Washington Crossing, PA 18977 AVAILABLE ON DEC. 15TH, 26TH AND 31ST.

The significant events that turned the tide of the American Revolution from lost cause to victory! This all-day bus tour through Washington Crossing, Trenton, and Princeton explores the social and military questions of the Ten Crucial Days Campaign, December 26, 1776 – January 3, 1777. Larry Kidder (author of “Crossroads of the Revolution: Trenton 1774 – 1783” and “A People Harassed and Exhausted”) and public historian Roger S. Williams provide detailed information about the military history, terrain, and more. Cost: $125 per person includes bus fare, lunch, and donations to selected tour sites. Limit: 36 Guests. Purchase tickets: www.patriotsweek.com

10:00 am Trenton Battlefield Walking Tour Starbucks, 102 South Warren St. (Corner of Front St.) This 10-block interpretive walk brings to life the events of the two battles of Trenton. Guests are welcome to gather at Starbucks at 9 am for a question-and-answer session over coffee. The tour begins at 10 am and includes the historic Trenton Battle Monument, ending up along the Assunpink Creek in Mill Hill Park. Ralph Siegel of Trenton Battlefield Tours will lead the walk with block-by-block, minute-by-minute narrative. Event ends at 12:00 pm and is free.

12:00 pm  “The Road to Assunpink Creek: A New Look at the Ten Crucial Days of the American Revolution,” with author David Price New Jersey State Library, Level 2 Reading Room, 185 West State St. Mr. Price will share his newest book and the importance of the Battle of Assunpink Creek, January 2, 1777. Please note: Seating for this program is on a first come, first served basis. Once the room capacity of 75 individuals is reached, no further attendees will be admitted. Photo ID is required as you enter the State Library because it is part of the Capitol Complex. www.njstatelib.org Event ends at 1:00 pm and is free.

2:30 pm

“Barracks. School. Brothel. Museum. The Life of 104 West Front St.”

Old Barracks Museum, 101 Barrack St. The Officers House of the Old Barracks survived the test of time by becoming a part of the city’s landscape. Lauren Ronaghan of the Old Barracks Museum details the history of this building, including its many uses and owners in the 19th century. www.barracks.org Event ends at 3:30 pm and is free.

5:30 pm  “The Hessians who Escaped Washington’s Trap at Trenton” Lecture by Andrew Zellers-Frederick Trenton Free Public Library, 120 Academy St. Although the majority of the approximately 1400-strong Hessian garrison were killed, wounded or captured during the first Battle of Trenton, nearly 400 German and British troops escaped. These are their stories. Onsite and street parking available. www.trentonlib.org Event ends at 6:30 pm and is free.

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6:00 pm Revolutionary Pub Crawl Wednesday, December 26th Checkers, 14 South Warren St. Join a period pub crawl of downtown Trenton watering holes and restaurants. Attendees must mention the PASSCODE: MARTHA, to receive your wristbands and ticket at the door for a special giveaway. Colonial dress attire is welcomed and encouraged – we want you to put on your best because we will be judging the best-dressed person for a colonial giveaway! Event ends at 9:00 pm. Free to attend; buy your own drinks and food.

THURSDAY, DEC. 27 TH 11:00 am and 1:00 pm  “Trenton’s Historic Legacy: The Old Barracks and the Trenton Battle Monument” Riverview Cemetery, 870 Centre St. 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. A one-hour walking tour of the gravesites of some of the civic-minded men and women associated with these endeavors to follow the presentation. RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED, as each presentation is limited to 20 participants. Program repeats at 1:00 pm and on Friday. Please RSVP to historian.riverviewcemetery@gmail.com or 267-201-3655 www.facebook.com/RiverviewCemeteryTrentonNJ $10 Adults; $8 Seniors; $5 Students 12-18; Free - Children 11 and under.

1:00 pm “The British Army in North America 1768-1783” Old Barracks Museum, 101 Barrack St. A presentation by Asher Lurie of the Old Barracks Museum describing the true story of the British soldiers and officers sent to defend and maintain the thirteen American Colonies. www.barracks.org Event ends at 2:00 pm and is free.

1:30 pm State House Artwork Tour New Jersey State House, (Enter via the State House Annex 145 West State St.) Celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Public Buildings Arts Inclusion Act with a special tour of the State House and Annex. Visitors see impressive artworks incorporated into the capitol complex, including stained glass, tilework, paintings and sculptures. One hour guided tours begin in the State House Annex Lobby. RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED. Call 609-847-3150 for more information. Programs repeats on Friday, December 28th. Free.

2:00 pm

“The Cultural World of George Clymer”

Trenton Friends Meeting, 142 East Hanover St. The Practitioners of Musick featuring John Burkhalter, recorders, and Donovan Klotzbeacher, harpsichord, perform a tribute to George Clymer, one of that courageous group of patriots who signed the Declaration of Independence. He was a founder of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and shared musical interest with Charles Willson Peale. George Clymer, a lifelong Philadelphian, died in Morrisville and is buried in the Trenton Friends Meeting burial ground. Event ends at 4:00 pm and is free.

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5:30 pm 

“‘A Fine Fox Chase’: From Long Island to Prince Towne, 1776-77” Lecture by Rand A. Mirante

Trenton Free Public Library, 120 Academy St. Between July 1776 and January 1777, independence was declared, NYC fell to Crown forces, Washington’s routed army fled through New Jersey and nearly disintegrated, and victory was improbably snatched from defeat with the near-run victories at Trenton and Princeton. Onsite and street parking available. www.trentonlib.org Event ends at 6:30 pm and is free.

6:00 pm  Images of the Motherland: Portraits of Omar Ibn Sayyid and Sojourner Truth First Presbyterian Church of Trenton, 120 East State St. This widely acclaimed interactive living history program brings to life voices of people of African and African American descent. Sponsored by I AM Trenton. Series Part 2 on Saturday 12/29, 4:30 pm www.imagesofthemotherland.com Event ends at 8:00 pm and is free.

FRIDAY, DEC. 28 TH 10:00 am Trenton Battlefield Walking Tour Starbucks, 102 South Warren Street (Corner of Front St) This 10-block interpretive walk brings to life the events of the two battles of Trenton. Guests are welcome to gather at Starbucks at 9:00 am for a question-and-answer session over coffee. The tour begins at 10:00 am and includes the historic Trenton Battle Monument, ending up along the Assunpink Creek in Mill Hill Park. Ralph Siegel of Trenton Battlefield Tours will lead the walk with block-by-block, minute-by-minute narrative. Event ends at 12:00 pm and is free.

10:00 am Civil War Flag Unveiling New Jersey State Museum, 205 West State St. Enjoy a gallery talk and ceremony unveiling the latest rotation of historic flags from the NJ Civil War Flag Collection, one of the largest collections of its kind in the nation. With flag historian David Martin and State Museum Curator of Cultural History Nicholas Ciotola. www.state.nj.us/state/museum Event ends at 11:00 am and is free.

11:00 am and 1:00 pm “Trenton’s Historic Legacy: The Old Barracks and the Trenton Battle Monument” Riverview Cemetery, 870 Centre St. 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. A one-hour walking tour of the gravesites of some of the civic-minded men and women associated with these endeavors to follow the presentation. RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED, as each presentation is limited to 20 participants. Please RSVP to historian.riverviewcemetery@gmail.com or 267-201-3655 www.facebook.com/RiverviewCemeteryTrentonNJ $10 Adults; $8 Seniors; $5 Students 12-18; Free - Children 11 and under.

12:00 pm “Leveling all Distinctions: The Philadelphia Associators and the Making of Revolution” Old Barracks Museum, 101 Barrack St. The Philadelphia Associators quickly became the most radical revolutionaries in the American forces during the Revolutionary War. Locked in conflict at home in Philadelphia, they were also perhaps the most heavily involved soldiers in the Battle of Princeton. Drawn from the “lower sort,” they sought radical change which stretched the boundaries of what many above them thought the Revolution could - or should - accomplish. Join David Niescior of the Old Barracks Museum as he talks about the Associators and their role in setting the course and meaning of Revolution. www.barracks.org Event ends at 1:30 pm and is free.

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FRIDAY, DEC. 28 TH 1:00 pm

“Alexander Hamilton and the 24 Cannons at the Battle of Trenton”

Trenton City Museum in Ellarslie Mansion in Cadwalader Park, Parkside Ave. & Bellevue Ave. 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 brass three-pounder cannons. A four-pounder cannonball will be on display during the talk. Presenter: Urban planner David Bosted. Talk will be repeated on Sunday, December 30 at 2:00 pm. www.ellarslie.org Event ends at 1:30 pm and is free.

1:00 pm

“Taking Her Freedom: Ona Judge, the Woman who Defied George & Martha Washington”

1719 William Trent House Museum, 15 Market St. Born in 1773 in the household of George and Martha Washington, the child of an enslaved mother of African descent and a European-American father, Oney (Ona) Judge’s story is one that contrasts the pursuit of freedom from English rule by American Patriots and the pursuit of freedom from slavery by people held in bondage by those same Patriots. Dr. Linda Caldwell Epps will discuss Ona Judge’s experiences as an example of the tension that existed between the ideals and the realities in the new republic. www.williamtrenthouse.org Ends at 2:15 pm. $8 Trent House Association Members; $10 Non-members. Parking in rear.

2:00 pm

“British Soldiers, American War: Voices of the American Revolution.” Lecture by Don N. Hagist

Trenton Free Public Library, 120 Academy St. The professional soldiers who composed the British army are seldom considered on a personal level, instead being either overlooked, written as nameless subjects, or inaccurately characterized as criminals. Here they are in their own words. Onsite and street parking available. www.trentonlib.org Event ends at 3:00 pm and is free.

3:00 pm John Honeyman, Washington’s Spy: Unsung Hero or Urban Legend? By Tim Stollery Old Barracks Museum, 101 Barrack St. The story of John Honeyman, the Griggstown, New Jersey butcher and cattle dealer who, according to legend, became a spy for General George Washington in the months leading up to the game-changing victory in the First Battle of Trenton, has intrigued and befuddled historians for more than one hundred years. This presentation by Tim Stollery will lay out the genesis of the story, explore the findings on each side of the Honeyman mystery, and ultimately invite attendees to join in the search for more primary evidence that can support or debunk the legend of Washington’s spy at Trenton. Event ends at 4:00 pm and is free.

4:00 pm Brother David Brearley: The Most Important Founding Father That We Don’t Know Historic Trenton Masonic Temple, Doric Room Second Floor, 100 Barrack St. 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 Freemasons Grand Lodge Museum and History Committee. Event ends at 5:15 pm and is free.

4:00 pm Trenton Masonic Museum Exhibition and Discussion Historic Trenton Masonic Temple, Corinthian Room Second Floor, 100 Barrack St. 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. Event ends at 8:00 pm and is free.

6:00 pm Patriots Scrabble Classics Bookstore, 4 West Lafayette St. Scrabble for all skill levels. Bonus points for playing “patriot,” “republic,” “declaration” or “constitution.” Penalties for playing “loyalist,” “monarchy,” “colonial” or “empire.” www.classicsusedbooks.com Event ends midnight and is free.

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7:00 pm

Colonial Ball

Historic Trenton Masonic Temple, 100 Barrack St. The Colonial Ball is your chance to mingle with the soldiers of the Battle of Trenton and learn their favorite dance steps! Ends 10:00 pm. Tickets available at www.barracks.org $25, $20 for Old Barracks Museum Members. Tickets will not be available at the door!

SATURDAY, DEC. 29 TH 10:00 am Coffee House First Presbyterian Church of Trenton, 120 East State St. Warm up at the Colonial Coffee House, hosted at one of Trenton’s oldest landmarks! Warm drinks, rebellious conversation, and respite from the elements are served all day. www.old1712.org Event ends at 5:00 pm and is free (Drinks for purchase).

11:00 am First Battle Reenactment Battle Monument to Mill Hill Park See it live! Follow the Battle of Trenton from the Battle Monument down Warren Street to Mill Hill Park. Troops rally at the Old Barracks Museum prior to marching off to meet at the Battle Monument at 11:00 am. www.barracks.org Free.

Following the Battle Reenactment: The Spoils of Victory Old Barracks Museum, 101 Barrack St. Follow the victorious Continental soldiers back to the Old Barracks Museum after the Battle to see them strip equipment, gear, and souvenirs from captured Hessian soldiers, before crossing the Delaware River back to Pennsylvania. Free with $5 Barracks admission (unlimited re-entry).

12:00 pm Puppet Show: The Trouble with Trenton Warren Street Plaza, 101 North Warren St. In case of weather: First Presbyterian Church, 120 East State St. A “mini” historical look at some amazing American history presented with marionettes and rod puppets - and lots of help from the audience! The show includes live music, large puppets and props, and plenty of “revolting” action. www.barracks.org/puppet-shows.html event ends at 1:00 pm and is free.

12:30 pm Crossroads of the American Revolution Sign Unveiling 1719 William Trent House Museum, 15 Market St. The Trent House Museum will unveil a new interpretive sign highlighting its role in the war for independence as part of the Crossroads of the American Revolution National Heritage Area Signage program. This sign along with many others around the state will point out the critical part New Jersey played in the American Revolution. The Trent House interpretive sign was made possible by First Bank and NJM Insurance Group. Stay afterwards for Hogmanay! Plenty of free parking in the rear. www.williamtrenthouse.org 609-989-3027 Event ends at 1:00 pm and is free.

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SATURDAY, DEC. 29 TH 1:00 pm Hogmanay! Scottish Celebration of the New Year 1719 William Trent House Museum, 15 Market St. Welcoming in the 300th year since the construction of the 1719 William Trent House will be the celebration of Hogmanay in honor of Trent’s Scottish heritage. Come hear bagpipes, learn about Hogmanay traditions, meet George Washington, eat Scottish meat pasties and other seasonal treats, and send your wishes for 2019 up in smoke in a bonfire. Plenty of free parking. www.williamtrenthouse.org 609-989-3027 Event ends at 2:00 pm and is free.

1:00 pm

“A Cursed Country to Make War”

Trenton Friends Meeting, 142 East Hanover St. Dr. Friederike Baer, Associate Professor of History at Penn State Abington, leads a presentation and discussion about how Hessian soldiers experienced America. Event ends at 2:30 pm and is free.

1:30 pm Musket Demonstrations Old Barracks Museum, 101 Barrack St. Soldiers of the 17th Regiment of Infantry will drill and fire their muskets on the Parade ground of the Old Barracks Museum. www.barracks.org Ends 2:00 pm Included with $5 Barracks admission (unlimited re-entry).

2:00 pm Puppet Show: The Trouble with Trenton Warren Street Plaza, 101 North Warren St. In case of weather: First Presbyterian Church, 120 East State St. A “mini” historical look at some amazing American history presented with marionettes and rod puppets - and lots of help from the audience! The show includes live music, large puppets and props, and plenty of “revolting” action. www.barracks.org Event ends at 3:00 pm and is free.

2:15 pm

“My Brave Fellows”

Old Barracks Museum, 101 Barrack St. With enlistments about to end, Washington’s officers compel the Soldiers of the Continental Army to stay on six more weeks beyond the end of their enlistments. Free with $5 Barracks admission (unlimited re-entry).

2:30 pm Mustering and Memorial Service for Second Battle Reenactment First Presbyterian Church, 120 East State St. Gather at the First Presbyterian Church Cemetery for the memorial service for the fallen Hessian soldiers, and gather with the troops as they muster for the Second Battle Reenactment in Mill Hill Park.

3:00 pm Second Battle Reenactment Mill Hill Park, 165 East Front St. See the action of the Battle of the Assunpink in Mill Hill Park! www.barracks.org. Free

4:30 pm Whiskey & Rye: Dad’s Hat Distillery Demonstration & Tasting First Presbyterian Church of Trenton, 120 East State St. Local distillers Dad’s Hat present their vintage process of distilling local rye into fine whiskey. Discussion and tasting. www.old1712.org Event ends at 6:30 pm and is free.

4:30 pm Images of the Motherland: Bilali Muhammad First Presbyterian Church of Trenton, 120 East State St. This widely-acclaimed interactive living history program brings to life voices of people of African and African American descent. Featured: Bilali Muhammad, a young man from what is now Guinea. www.imagesofthemotherland.com Event ends at 6:00 pm and is free.

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SUNDAY, DEC. 30TH 10:00 am Colonial Church Service First Presbyterian Church of Trenton, 120 East State St. Experience a Colonial service at one of Trenton’s oldest landmarks. Organized in 1712, the original First Presbyterian Church was built at its current location on Second (now State) Street in 1727 and used by the Hessians during 1776-77. The current building dates from 1827. www.old1712.org Event ends at 11:00 am and is free.

12:00 pm St. Michael’s Restoration Tour St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, 140 North Warren St. Organized in 1703 and built sometime before 1748, St. Michael’s is the oldest Episcopal church in this area and one of the oldest in New Jersey. Some of the fighting during the Battle of Trenton took place in its yard. Tour this magnificent historic landmark and its restorations. Event ends at 1:00 pm and is free.

1:00 pm

Trenton in 1775: Historic Tour led by Dr. Sharon Ann Holt

St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, 140 North Warren St. Starting at St. Michael’s, and ending at the Trenton Friends Meeting House, this tour will explore stories of townspeople in Trenton during the Battles. Extensive walking involved; please dress for weather and mobility. Light refreshments will be served at the Friends Meeting House. Event ends at 2:30 pm and is free.

2:00 pm Alexander Hamilton and the 24 Cannons at the Battle of Trenton Trenton City Museum in Ellarslie Mansion in Cadwalader Park, Parkside Ave. & Bellevue Ave. 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 brass three-pounder cannons. A four-pounder cannonball will be on display during the talk. The talk is 45 minutes long with 15 minutes for questions. Presenter: Urban planner David Bosted. www.ellarslie.org Event ends at 3:00 pm and is free; Donations encouraged!

MONDAY, DEC. 31ST 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Bus Tour: Traversing the Ten Crucial Days Campaign Meet at Washington Crossing Historic Park, 1112 River Road, Washington Crossing, PA 18977 See page 1 for details. Cost: $125 per person includes bus fare, lunch, and donations to selected tour sites. Limit: 36 Guests. Purchase tickets: www.patriotsweek.com

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Annual Peace Vigil Trenton Friends Meeting, 142 East Hanover St. Join the Trenton Friends Meeting for the annual vigil for peace in the new year. Light refreshments will be served. Free.

8:00 pm Capital Philharmonic Orchestra of New Jersey - New Year’s Eve Concert The War Memorial Patriots Theatre,1 Memorial Drive Celebrate the New Year with one of Trenton’s most beloved traditions. This year’s special guest artist is Grace Gilday renowned soprano. A night to remember! Conducted by Daniel Spalding. Tickets $30-$70. www.capitalphilharmonic.org Ends 10:00 pm

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AREA EVENTS BUS TOUR: Traversing the Ten Crucial Days Campaign 12/15,12/26, 12/31 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Meet at Washington Crossing Historic Park 1112 River Road, Washington Crossing, PA 18977 The significant events that turned the tide of the American Revolution from lost cause to victory! This all-day bus tour through Washington Crossing, Trenton, and Princeton explores the social and military questions of the Ten Crucial Days Campaign, December 26, 1776 – January 3, 1777. Cost $125 Purchase tickets: www.patriotsweek.com Sunday 12/9/2018 10:00 am – 4:00 pm (crossing: 1 pm) Washington Crossing Reenactment Dress Rehearsal

Washington Crossing Historic Park, 1112 River Road, Washington Crossing, PA 18977 Witness George Washington’s 1776 Christmas Day crossing of the Delaware River. This Bucks County tradition features several hundred reenactors and George Washington himself plus familyfriendly colonial activities & demonstrations throughout the day. For special assistance or ADA accommodations: call Jennifer Martin 215-493-4076. www.washingtoncrossingpark.org $8 Adults, $4 Children aged 6-11 (5 and under free) Saturday 12/15/2018 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm The Christmas Night Crossing Lecture

Washington Crossing State Park, The Visitor Center Museum, 355 Washington Crossing-Pennington Road Titusville, NJ 08560 Capacity: 60. First come first served. Using diaries and letters of the participants, Resource Interpretive Specialist Clay Craighead will give a lecture on the significance of the Christmas Night Crossing and the Battle of Trenton. Free Tuesday 12/25/2018 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm (crossing: 1:00 pm) Washington Crossing Reenactment

Thursday 12/27/2018 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm George Washington Remembers: When War Came to Bordentown Bordentown Branch Library 18 East Union Street, Bordentown, NJ Join his Excellency George Washington (portrayed by History on the Hoof's David Emerson) as he recalls the strategic role Bordentown played in the Ten Crucial Days Campaign that changed the course of history. Hear how Bordentown was home to a signer of the Declaration of Independence and one of the ablest advocates of the Patriot cause, and how the town witnessed and contributed to a unique advancement in naval technology – but paid a dear price for that privilege. Free Sunday 12/30/2018 7:00 am – 10:00 am Battle of Princeton in Real Time Tour Park at the Princeton Battlefield State Park, 500 Mercer Street, Princeton NJ Join local historian William L. Kidder and re-enactors of various Congressional regiments for a real-time tour of the Battle of Princeton, which took place on the chilly dawn morning of January 3, 1777. Donations for this event: $10 for each adult, $5 for children 12 and under. Register at www.pbs1777.org info@ThePrincetonBattlefieldSociety.org 609-389-5657 Monday 12/31/2018 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Annual Hogmanay Bonfire at the 1761 Brearley House 1761 Brearley House at Maidenhead Meadows Park, Lawrenceville, NJ 100 Meadow Road Parking at Princeton Pike Corp. Center, 200 Lenox Drive, Lawrenceville, NJ; lighted trail and shuttle bus connection to Brearley House. Celebrate New Year’s Eve at the Lawrence Historical Society’s family-oriented Hogmanay Bonfire and open house in the Great Meadow promptly at 6:00pm. Free; suggested donation $5

Washington Crossing Historic Park, 1112 River Road, Washington Crossing, PA 18977

Saturday, 1/5/2019 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Colonel Hand Historic March Lawrence Township Municipal Center, 2207 Lawrence Road, Lawrence Township, NJ 08648

Witness George Washington’s 1776 Christmas Day crossing of the Delaware River! This Bucks County tradition features several hundred reenactors, George Washington himself delivering an inspiring speech and then leading troops across the river in replica Durham boats. Please arrive early to ensure parking. For special assistance or ADA accommodations: Call Jennifer Martin 215-493-4076. www.washingtoncrossingpark.org Free

Celebrate the 57th annual commemoration of Colonel Edward Hand’s Delaying Actions on the Maidenhead – Trenton Road on January 2nd, 1777. Historical programming and musket firings take place at the Municipal Center before a two-mile march along the historic highway leads to a cannon fire at the Shabakunk Creek (Notre Dame HS). More information at the Lawrence Twp. Recreational Dept 609-844-7067

Thursday 12/27/2018 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm “Songs of the Revolutionary Era” with Liberty Tree (Stacy F. Roth and Bob Dupré) Bordentown Branch Library 18 East Union Street, Bordentown, NJ “Liberty Tree,” the duo of Bob Dupré and Stacy F. Roth, will delight audiences with close harmony singing and anecdotes celebrating events that inspired Independence in Trenton, Princeton, and Bordentown. Free Photo by Wilson Freeman

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SUPPORTERS AND SPONSORS The City of Trenton, Trenton Downtown Association, Old Barracks Museum, Wells Fargo, I AM Trenton, Borden Perlman, Investors Bank, New Jersey Manufacturers Insurance, New Jersey Historical Commission, Crossroads of the American Revolution, Hunter Research, Trenton Historical Society, Ten Crucial Days.org, Princeton Battlefield Society, Washington Crossing Park Association Reenactors lunch organized and served by the Masonic brothers of Mercer Lodge No. 50, Gothic Fraternal Lodge No. 270, and other lodges of 15th Masonic District No. 15 of New Jersey.

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Patriots Week is managed by the Trenton Downtown Association and in partnership with the Old Barracks Museum.

GREAT FOOD IN TOWN Checkers Hearty American; best burgers in town 14 South Warren Street 609.989.0277 Sunrise Luncheonette Downtown’s best breakfast, wraps, sandwiches 26 South Warren Street 609.278.8994 Hummingbird Jamaican cuisine 29 South Warren Street 609.278.9555

Starbucks Coffee and sandwiches 102 South Warren Street 609.393.0261 Ila Mae’s Homestyle soul food 313 Market Street 609.498.0642 Mill Hill Saloon Homey pub fare 300 South Broad Street 609.989.1600 The Bowl Inspired grill 113 S Warren Street 609.777.9779

Trenton Social Hip fusion bar food featuring art and live music 449 South Broad Street 609.989.7777 1911 Smokehouse BBQ Wings, chicken, ribs 11 West Front Street 609.695.1911 Healthy Blend Cafe Wraps, salads, smoothies 25 South Warren Street 609.777.9676 Downtown Deli Sandwiches, Soups 118 South Warren Street 609.392.5200

Gyro Express Mediterranean Cuisine 7 E. State Street 609.393.5555 Cafe 128 Coffee and sandwiches 128 W. State Street 609.392.2233 Big Easy Soul Food 120 S. Warren Street 609.393.1845 Dunkin’ Donuts Coffee 47 E. State Street 609.695.0200

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