Tonight, October 12th from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., you can experience music of the French and Indian War at the Old Barracks Museum.

On September 13, 1759, during the Seven Years’ War (1756-63), a worldwide conflict also known in America as the French and Indian War, the British under General James Wolfe achieved a dramatic victory when they scaled the cliffs over the city of Quebec, capital of New France, defeating the French forces under Louis-Joseph Marquis de Montcalm.

By virtue of this victory and the subsequent defeat of the French in India, Britain became master of the world. The Practitioners of Musick will perform “loyal songs” celebrating the British success in Canada and perform, as well, an extraordinary range of sacred and secular music that was heard in the palace of the Royal Governor of New France in the decades before the “Fall of Quebec.”

The Old Barracks Museum is located at 101 Barrack Street in Trenton, NJ. Open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., tours begin on the hour with the last tour beginning at 4 p.m. The museum is closed on Sundays, Jan. 1, Thanksgiving, and Dec. 24 & 25.

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