Hear ye, hear ye! Thou presence is requested for a tavern night that’s certain to take you back in time.

If you’re ever wondered what it might be like to time travel to a 1700s pub, the Old Barracks has you covered with their upcoming Tavern Night on Friday, September 8th. This beloved annual fundraisers invites supports of the museum to put on their best petticoats, raise a toast, and spend the evening in an authentic 1800s tavern. Over the course of the evening, guests will have the opportunity to enjoy delectable savory hor d’oeuvres, an open bar featuring beer and wine, and take part in a number of activities that are guaranteed to bring old-fashioned fun to all. Some of the fun guests can look forward to include card games as well as the chance to learn dance steps to the most popular songs of the 18th century. And keep an eye on the dance floor, because you might just see some ladies and gentlemen from the period busting a move!

If you’re interested in being a part of this evening of colonial conversations, admission is $60 for Old Barracks Museum members, and $70 for non-member supporters. Please do be aware that no guests under the age of 21 will be permitted for Tavern Night. Although period dress is not required, it certainly is encouraged! Thanks to your generous support, all funds raised from the event will go directly towards the Old Barracks’ educational efforts. Through their “Meet the Past” field trips, the museum is empowered to educate thousands of New Jersey children about our state’s historic past. If you are interested in sponsoring the event, additional details can be found here: Sponsorship – Old Barracks. On the attached form, you are also able to make donations towards the event’s silent auction.

The Old Barracks is one of the community’s finest historic resources, offering patrons and guests the opportunity to experience what life was really like in New Jersey’s earliest days. The colonial period is a fundamental building block in any history education, and spaces like the Old Barracks are a profound tool in bringing those experiences to life. The Old Barracks has preserved this historic property with the utmost care to assure that generations of New Jerseyans have the opportunity to experience the people, places, and things that defined this era of our history. If you are unable to attend the upcoming event but still wish to support this incredible work, donations can be made online here: Donate – Old Barracks.

If you have any questions or would like to learn more prior to the upcoming soiree, please contact the Old Barracks at info@barracks.org or (609) 396-1776 for additional details. Read more about the Old Barracks by visiting their website here: Home – Old Barracks. Tavern Night is your chance to support the preservation of history and enjoy a Colonial-inspired evening of dinner and drinks while you’re at it – be sure to secure your spot today!

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