Patriots Week Thursday, December 28th

 

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Weather Date: 12/29
BUS TOUR: TRAVERSING THE TEN CRUCUAL DAYS CAMPAIGN
Meet at Washington Crossing Historic Park, 1112 River Road. Washington Crossing, PA 18977
 
Begin 2018 with an expanded understanding of 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. Guided by Larry Kidder (author of "Crossroads of the Revolution: Trenton 1774 - 1783" and "A People Harassed and Exhausted") and 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. This tour is also being offered on Friday, December 22. Purchase tickets at eventbrite.com and learn more aboout the campaign here.

 

12:00 p.m.
THE BELL RINGS AGAIN!

First Presbyterian Church, 120 East State Street

Learn about the First Presbyterian Church historic 1807 bell. See how the ringing mechanism of the bell was repaired and hear the bell ring again after 20+ years. www.old1712.org

 

1:00 p.m.
"A PROUD LEGACY" THE STORY OF AN AFRICA-AMERICAN SOLIDER
Trenton Friends Meeting, 142 East Hanover Street
 
Stoutsburg Sourland African American Museum (Hopewell) presents Elaine Buck and Beverly Mills with "A Proud Legacy" the Story of an African-American soldier who crossed the Delaware with General Washington and later came back to found a lasting community at Sourland.

 

1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
GAMES GALORE
Trenton Free Public Library Children's Room, 120 Academy Street
 
Stop by and enjoy some games that children used to play during colonial times. Make a whirligig craft to take home. Take a turn playing Nine Man's Morrice, dominoes, chess and checkers. Ages 5-12. Free event. 

 

2:00 p.m.
MILL HILL PARK HISTORICAL WALKING TOUR 

Mill Hill Park, 165 East Front Street
 
Join Richard Hunter as he provides a 45 minute walking tour of Mill Hill Park, highlighting the new historical signage installed by the City of Trenton with funding support from the New Jersey Historic Trust. Gentle outdoor walking, please dress warmly. Meet at the sign kiosk at the corner of South Broad and East Front. Free
 
  
3:00 p.m.
18TH CENTURY BRITISH AND AMERICAN MUSIC
Trenton Friends Meeting, 142 East Hanover Street
 
Hopewell Hall: a cappella performance of 18th century British and American music, including West Gallery and shape-note singing. 
  
 
5:30 p.m.
LECTURE: JUDE M. PFISTER "CHARTING AN AMERICAN REPUBLIC:
THE ORIGINS AND WRITING OF THE FEDERALIST PAPERS 
Trenton Free Public Library, 120 Academy Street
 
With the America revolutionaries in discord following Yorktown and the Paris Peace Treaty, the proposed federal Constitution of 1787 faced an uncertain future when it was sent to the states for ratification. Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay circulated 85 essays among their fellow statesmen, arguing for a strong federal union. Next to the Constitution itself, The Federalist Papers are the most referenced statement of the Founding Fathers' intentions in forming the U.S. government. Dr. Jude M. Pfister works at Morristown National Historical Park where he oversees the museum, archival, and library programs. Free www.trentonlib.org
  
 
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
"JOHN HART: PORTRAIT OF A PATRIOT" - A DOCUMENTARY
New Jersey State Museum Auditorium, 205 West State Street
 
The Trenton Historical Society presents the first public showing of "John Hart: Portrait of a Patriot," a new feature-length documentary on the Hopewell farmer who was a Signer of the Declaration of Independence and New Jersey's first Speaker of the General Assembly. The 90-minute video, produced by Dave Hart and Jarvis Video Productions, reintroduces this little-known Founding Father, who served as a judge, justice of the peace and legislator. Dave Hart, co-author with John Calu of the novel "Trenton," will answer questions about the film to conclude the evening. 
 
 
 
 
 

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