Patriots Week Tuesday, December 26th

 
 
11:00 a.m. 
JOHN HONEYMAN, WASHINGTON'S SPY: UNSUNG HERO OR URBAN LEGEND 
First Presbyterian Church, 120 East State Street

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 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. Free

 

12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
"1776" INTERACTIVE SCREENING
New Jersey State Museum Auditorium, 205 West State Street

Come in costume if you wish and join a play-along screening of "1776" where you can sing your favorite songs, sign the Declaration of Independence, and more! Pre-purchased tickets encouraged. For more info and to purchase tickets: https://1776-patriotsweek.brownpapertickets.com/. Presented by Theater to Go and sponsored by Crossroads of the American Revolution.

 

2:00 p.m. 
SONGS OF THE REVOLUTIONARY ERA
First Presbyterian Church, 120 East State Street (parking at 107 East Hanover St.)

Battles! Patriotism! Soldiers and Sailors! Brave Lasses! Folk singers Stacy Flora Roth and Bob Dupre explore the Yankees' side of the American Revolution through songs, ballads, odes and hymns of the day. Free

 

3:00 p.m.
WHO LIES THERE?
First Presbytereian Church, 120 East State Street (parking at 107 East Hanover St.)

The First Presbyterian Churchyard is the final resting place of many of Trenton's most notable Revolutionary War figures. Come meet these fine personages and pay your respects at their gravestones and memorials. Tour led by Pastor John Allen and Trenton archaeologist Richard Hunter. Free.

 

5:30 p.m.
LECTURE: LARRY KIDDER "TRENTON'S PEOPLE AT THE CROSSROADS OF REVOLUTION"
Trenton Free Public Library, 120 Academy Street 

During the American Revolution, Trenton was on a main road connecting the New England and Southern states fighting for independence. This brought a lot of action to the town and it became the location of an important Continental Army supply depot and a hospital. This talk will tell the stories of Trenton residents that reflect how the Revolution affected civilians as well as military people and the many ways they contributed in large and small ways to the Revolution's successful outcome. Larry Kidder is a retired history teacher and historian/author. His most recent book is Crossroads of the Revolution: Trenton, 1774-1783 (The Knox Press, 2017). Free. www.trentonlib.org

 
 
7:00 p.m. 
ANNUS MIRABILIS - A MUSICAL CELEBRATION OF THE YEAR OF MIRACLES
Old Barracks Museum, 101 Barrack Street

The Practitioners of Musick perform a selection of music written to celebrate the victories of the French and Indian War and the Revolutionary War with a focus on Trenton's involvement in each. For tickets: www.barracks.org

 

 

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