Patriots Week Wednesday, December 28th


 

9:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
THE 1719 WILLIAM TRENT HOUSE

15 Market Street

Take a tour of the country estate owned by William Trent, who the city of Trenton is named after. $5-adults; $4-students and seniors. www.williamtrenthouse.org 

 

10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. 
BATTLES OF TRENTON WALKING TOUR

Sunrise Luncheonette, 26 South Warren Street

Ralph Siegel of Trenton Battlefield Tours leads this 10-block interpretive walk that narrates the dramatic minute-by-minute events of the Battles of Trenton. Walking tour starts at 10.00 a.m.; come early to the Sunrise Luncheonette at 9 a.m. for questions and discussion. Free.

 

10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m.
STATE HOUSE CIVIC TOURS

New Jersey State House, 125 W. State Street

See Recurring Events Page 

 

12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
SONGS OF THE REVOLUTIONARY ERA
New Jersey State Library - Level 2 Reading Room, 185 West State Street
 
Bombardments! Battles! Patriotism! Soldiers and Sailors! Brave Lasses! Sheep! (Yes, an occasional sheep!) Folk singers Stacy Flora Roth and Bob Dupre of History on the Hoof explore the Yankees' side of the American Revolution through songs, ballads, odes and hymns of the day. Free. www.njstatelib.org

Library visitors are required to present ID to the guard and sign in.

*Please note that this event takes the place of the Good Old Colony Times event that is listed in the Patriots Week printed event schedule booklet.
 
 
12:00 p.m to 4:00 p.m.
TRENTON CITY MUSEUM AT ELLARSLIE MANSION
Parkside Avenue, Cadwalader Park

The Trenton City Museum will have a special exhibit focused on a Trenton painter and caricaturist. "William E. Pedrick (1868-1927), Survey of the Artist" On display will be his Revolutionary War paintings "Washington Crossing the Delaware", Battle of Trenton", "Redcoats at the Barracks, and "Council of War. Free; Donations accepted. www.ellarslie.org 

 

12:00 p.m.
CIVIL WAR FLAG UNVEILING

New Jersey State Museum, Galleries at 225 West State Street

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. Free www.statemuseum.nj.gov 

 
3:00 p.m.
KIDS COME CROSS THE DELAWARE  (Recently added event)

Trenton Free Public Library Communtiny Room, 120 Academy Street 

Calling all Kids!  Re-enact George Washington Crossing the Delaware in 1776 with a part in a skit. There will be a REAL boat in the play! Free. www.trentonlib.org

 

5:30 p.m.
"JOHN HART: PORTRAIT OF A PATRIOT" LECTIRE BY DAVE HAR

Trenton Free Public Library Community Room, 120 Academy Street

Join us during Patriots Week as we welcome author and Trenton Historical Society Trustee Dave Hart who will talk about John Hart, a public official and politician in colonial New Jersey who served as a delegate to the Continental Congress and also signed the Declaration of Independence. A video trailer for the upcoming documentary will also be shown. Free. www.trentonlib.org 

 

7:30 p.m. 
THE TRAIL OF ABRAHAM HUNT: AN AMERICAN CHRISTMAS STORY

1867 Sanstuary in Ewing, 101 Scotch Road
 
A staged reading with actors in costume, script in hand, followed by a talk back wit hthe Playwright, Director, and a Historian Larry Kidder to discuss the events and the play. Light refreshments will be served. Tickets available at http://tinyurl.com/Abraham-Hunt-Tickets or 800-838-3006  Discounted Ticket Price: $10
 
 

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 ALL  EVENTS ARE FREE OF CHARGE UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED

 

 

 

 



 
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