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Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Old Barracks Museum Presents The Soldier and The Drum

The Old Barracks is a revolutionary historic sight that holds priceless information linking us to a series of events that took place throughout American history. Around during the...

Pork Roll, Trenton’s Culinary Staple: Where Did It Come From?

Pork roll or Taylor ham, as it is referred to in most of North Jersey, is a pork product made with a mix of sugar, salt and...

A Monument Forged in the Heat of Victory

When it comes to history, the city of Trenton is in no short supply. Historic monuments, statues, buildings and sights surround the city, which has seen its...

Sally Rowley: Civil Rights Activist and Friend of the People

Sara Jane Rowley (better known as Sally to her friends and family) was a civil rights activist and maker of American jewelry. While working as a secretary...

Old Barracks Museum Received NJ Council for Humanities CARES Grant

The Old Barracks Association, which operates the Old Barracks Museum in Trenton, NJ, received a $5,000 grant from the New Jersey Council for Humanities for COVID-19 relief....

The Legacy of Melvin Groomes: One Man’s Determination to Shape the Future

The measure of an athlete is not always defined by the stats achieved during their time on the field, but by the impact they had on the...

Edith Mae Savage-Jennings: A True Pioneer for Civil Rights, Freedom and Equality

During the 1960’s, civil rights “champion” Edith Mae Savage-Jennings was a prominent force in New Jersey's equal rights movement. She proved that perseverance and determination can be...

William Lambert: Trenton-Born Abolitionist and Civil Rights Activist

Born in Trenton, New Jersey during the year 1817, William Lambert was the son of a freeborn mother and a slave father who later bought his freedom....

Thomas A. Malloy: Reflecting on Trenton’s Inspirational ‘Dean of Artists’

Master painter Thomas A. Malloy created epic cityscape paintings that are now displayed in museums across the country. Born in South Carolina to a sharecropper, Malloy was...

Hedgepeth and Williams v. The Board of Education: A Turning Point in the Advancement...

The awe-inspiring Hedgepeth and Williams v. The Board of Education case, brought to light by two mothers Gladys Hedgepeth and Berline Williams, has not only impacted numerous...