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Sunday, January 17, 2021

Oliver Cromwell: African American Hero of the American Revolution

Oliver Cromwell, an African American solider who fought alongside General George Washington in many famous battles during the American Revolution, took great pride in his service to...

Helen Boehm, the Princess of Porcelain

Helen Boehm was an American businesswoman who helped market her husband's porcelain creations to people all over the world. The work of their family can be found...

J. Lee Nicholson: The Father of Cost Accounting

Referred to by many as a pioneer in the field of cost accounting, Jerome Lee Nicholson – an American accountant, industrial consultant, author and educator at both...

They Were Good Soldiers

As we honor the service at great Americans this Memorial Day Weekend, a great starting point is John U. Rees' book ‘They Were Good Soldiers’: African–Americans Serving...

Remembering World War I Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient Benjamin Kaufman

In a telling citation by the late Seymour "Sy" Brody, former editor of The Jewish Veteran, a story is recalled about a World War I hero, who...

Celebrating Trenton’s Historical Figures: Needham Roberts

For the third iteration of Trenton’s Historic Figures, we will be taking a close look at Needham Roberts, a war hero who earned not only the Croix...

Celebrating Trenton’s Historical Figures: R. Henri Herbert

R. Henri Herbert was the founder of Trenton's first (and New Jersey’s earliest) African American newspaper, The Sentinel. Born in 1857, Herbert in his early twenties began publishing...

Celebrating Trenton’s Historical Figures: Sampson Peters

Throughout Trenton’s long and rich history, there have been many insightful, innovative and free flowing individuals who have made a huge impact not only on the city...

Remembering Trenton Born Associate Supreme Court Justice, Antonin Scalia

This past March would have marked the 83rd birthday of Associate Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. Some remember him as a man who fought for the rights...

Online Videos from The Old Barracks Address Pressing Questions from Students

The Old Barracks Museum is fielding some interesting questions from students as part of its “Ask the Barracks” online initiative. A number of video responses to questions...