As part of Black History Month, the Old Barracks Museum will be hosting “America… We Served!” Four Centuries of African American Soldiers on Saturday February 23rd and Sunday February 24th.
Celebrate Black History Month at The Old Barracks Museum! Come hear about the brave African American soldiers that helped shape our nation’s history! Learn about the integral role they played in our military, from the early days of our nation’s infancy all the way up to World War II! Meet the dedicated reenactors and living historians who will be exhibiting throughout the day, sharing their knowledge and passion about African American military history with our visitors. Represented regiments will include The Harlem Hellfighters of WWI, the 6th Regiment USCT of the Civil War, the 369th Regiment portrayed by Ebony Doughboys, and others. You will not want to miss this unique and educational experience, great for the entire family!”
This exciting exhibit is included in the price of admission, which is only $5 for Trenton residents.
To learn more check out the exhibit online at http://www.barracks.org/4-centuries-of-african-american-soldiers.html and be sure to check out the Old Barracks Museum located at 100 Barracks Street (parking located in the lot next door).
The Old Barracks Museum was constructed in 1758 during the French and Indian War, before being used as the Hessian’s headquarters during the American Revolutionary War and the Battle of Trenton. Today the museum keeps Trenton’s rich military history alive by offering tours, demonstrations, and much more. Visit http://www.barracks.org/ to learn more.