Patriots Week Tuesday, December 27th

 

10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 
STATE HOUSE CIVICS TOURS
New Jersey State House, 125 W. State Street

The New Jersey State House, home to the Legislative and Executive branches of State Government since 1792, is the State's most important public building. Visitors will walk in the footsteps of Abraham Lincoln and Woodrow Wilson to discover the building's rich past and architectural history. Visitors will also learn about New Jersey's legislative process and how to participate in the shaping of public policy. Free. 609-847-3150

 

10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
REVOLUTION-ERA SHAPE NOTE SINGING
Trenton Friends Meeting, 142 E. Hanover Street

Shape-note singing is a musical practice and tradition of social and community singing from music learned by ear that dates to the 18th century. Shape note music (sometimes called Sacred Harp music) is printed with the note heads in distinct shapes (squares, rounds, diamonds, etc.) to indicate their pitch, and whether they are sung as do re mi fa so lo ti, or do! Maria von Trapp uses a variant of the historic shape note system to teach the von Trapp children to sing in the Academy-award winning movie, The 'Sound of Music'. Free. Free parking behind the Meeting House. www.quakercloud.org/cloud/trenton-friends-meeting

 

10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
STATE HOUSE BEHIND-THE-SCENES TOUR
New Jersey State House, 125 W. State Street

Join us for a 90 minute behind-the-scenes peek of the New Jersey State House, one of the oldest continuously operating capitol buildings in the nation. From timbers that date back to 1792 to contemporary art rarely seen by visitors, the tour takes you from the basement to the attic and places in between. Tour is geared for adult audiences. Must be able to climb steep stairs, and flat shoes are recommended. Free.  RESERVATIONS REQUIRED, 609-847-3150

 

11:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 1:00 p.m.
HOLIDAY PLANETARIUM SHOWS
New Jersey State Museum Planetarium, 205 West State Street

Celebrate Patriot's Week with a visit to the New Jersey State Museum's state-of-the-art Planetarium. Our shows will 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! $7 adult; $5 child (twelve and under) www.statemuseum.nj.gov

 

12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
HOLIDAY MAKER SPACE
New Jersey State Museum, 205 W. State Street

Learn about New Jersey toy history and innovations in connection to our newest exhibit, Toy World. Families can design and construct a toy from their own imagination, accept a Lego design challenge or create a simple colonial era to y to take home. Included in admission fee (suggested donation). Projects change daily. www.statemuseum.nj.gov

 

1:00 p.m.
REVOLUTIONARY MUSIC
Masonic Temple, 100 Barrack Street

This lecture and musical demonstration will discuss the specific tunes performed by the New Jersey Regiments and Philadelphia Batallions 1775-1777 as well as the more entertaining side of music during wartime. Musicians John Lane, Drew Wierzybowski, and Stephen Hudak will perform. Free. www.barracks.org 

 

5:30 p.m.
LARRY KIDDER "TEN CRUCIAL AYS" LECTURE
Trenton Free Public Library Community Room, 120 Academy Street 

Author and historian William Kidder will discuss "So Major a Thoroughfare: Trenton During the American Revolution, 1774-1783" during the library's Patriots Week events. This talk tells the story of how Trenton and its people experienced and contributed to the events of the war that brought so many of its participants to their town. Free. www.trentonlib.org 

 

10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
OLD BARRACKS MUSEUM TOURS
101 Barrack Street See Recurring Events Page 

 

9:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
EXPOLRE THE NEW JERSEY STATE MUSEUM
New Jersey State Museum, 205 West State Street

Bring the whole family to the new, fun-filled exhibition Toy World. Exploring the unknown history of toy manufacturing in the Garden State, the exhibit features toy soldiers, model trains, tinplate mechanical toys, dolls, space toys, and more, all developed and produced by New Jersey companies! Suggested Admission: $5-adults; $4-students and seniors. www.statemuseum.nj.gov 

 

9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
GEORGE BRADSHAW EXHIBIT OF ETCHING
Trenton Free Public Library Community Room, 120 Academy Street

Visit the Trenton Free Public Library and see George Bradshaw exhibit of etchings, all week in "L" Gallery during open Library hours. Free. www.trentonlib.org 

 

 

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ALL EVENTS ARE FREE OF CHARGE UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED

 

 

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