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November 2019

The Ten Crucial Days: Washington’s Vision for Victory Unfolds

November 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mercer County Library Hopewell Branch, 245 Pennington-Titusville Rd
Pennington, 08534 United States
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This talk is based on research by local historian, Larry Kidder in his book, The Ten Crucial Days: Washington’s Vision for Victory Unfolds (The Knox Press). Mr. Kidder tells the story of the battles of Trenton and Princeton that took place between December 25, 1776 and January 3, 1777, as well as why they are so important in the history of the American Revolution. In many ways the talk focuses on the people of New Jersey, especially Hopewell Township, and…

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December 2019

The Colonial Ball

December 27 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Trenton Masonic Temple Trenton, NJ 08608 United States + Google Map
$20 – $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 from the past and the present. This is a one-of-a-kind experience not to be missed! The Colonial Ball will be held the evening of Friday,…

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Battles of Trenton Reenactment

December 28 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Old Barracks Museum, 101 Barrack Street
Trenton, NJ, NJ United States
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$5

Experience the annual winter reenactment during Trenton's Patriots Week Celebration! On Saturday, December 28th, be immersed in history as you are surrounded by reenactors portraying the soldiers who fought during the Battles of Trenton, which ultimately shaped the destiny of the Revolutionary War and our nation. Follow the troops through the streets and watch as they relive the events of these fateful battles. Come back to interact with the soldiers, take tours of the oldest free-standing military barracks in North America, and…

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Battles of Trenton Reenactments

December 28 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Old Barracks Museum, 101 Barrack Street
Trenton, NJ, NJ United States
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$5

Come experience the annual winter reenactment during Trenton's Patriots Week Celebration! On Saturday, December 28th, be immersed in history as you are surrounded by reenactors portraying the soldiers who fought during the Battles of Trenton, which ultimately shaped the destiny of the Revolutionary War and our nation. Follow the troops through the streets and watch as they relive the events of these fateful battles. Come back to interact with the soldiers, take tours of the oldest free-standing military barracks in…

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“The Trouble with Trenton” Children’s Puppet Show

December 28 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Hanover Street Plaza, West Hanover Street and North Warren Street
Trenton, 08608
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Free

Get the children involved first-hand with Washington’s victory in Trenton with the exciting, interactive puppet show “The Trouble with Trenton”! This "mini" historical look at an amazing piece of our history is presented with marionettes and rod puppets - and lots of help from the audience! Watch the battle unfold before your eyes, and see the action as it has never been seen before. Show includes live music, large puppets and props, and plenty of "revolting" action. This event is…

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“The Trouble with Trenton” Children’s Puppet Show

December 28 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Old Barracks Museum, 101 Barrack Street
Trenton, NJ, NJ United States
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Free

Get the children involved first-hand with Washington’s victory in Trenton with the exciting, interactive puppet show “The Trouble with Trenton”! This "mini" historical look at an amazing piece of our history is presented with marionettes and rod puppets - and lots of help from the audience! Watch the battle unfold before your eyes, and see the action as it has never been seen before. Show includes live music, large puppets and props, and plenty of "revolting" action. This event is…

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Experience the Battle of Princeton

December 29 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Princeton Battlefield State Park, 500 Mercer St.
Princeton, 08540
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$5.00 – $10.00

On December 29, the Princeton Battlefield Society will present “Experience the Battle of Princeton”, its annual educational event commemorating one of the pivotal battles of the Revolutionary War. The event will start at the Princeton Historical Society’s Updike Farm, adjacent to the Battlefield, with a presentation by local historian William L. Kidder, author of Ten Crucial Days: Washington's Vision for Victory Unfolds.  Mr. Kidder will then lead interpretation of the recreation of the battle by re-enactors representing the Continental and…

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