On November 14, 2020 at 1:00 p.m., the William Trent House Association will present an illustrated talk outlining the Continental Army’s historic march through Mercer County to the final battle of the Revolutionary War at Yorktown in 1781. A local historian, David Bosted, will be hosting the event via Zoom.

As part of this 300th-year celebration, the Trent House has been enhancing the historical integrity and interpretation of the site through public tours and programs; care and maintenance of the historic home, furnishings, and garden; and ongoing archaeology and historical research.

During this upcoming event, Bosted will describe the route through Mercer County that troops of General Washington and French General Rochambeau took on their journey from Massachusetts to Virginia. Through the session, he will also discuss the role Trenton and the Trent House played during this time period and its significance to our city’s history.

In addition to the march, Bosted will also illustrate how posters can promote this important part of New Jersey’s history as the nation looks ahead to the 250th celebration of the American Revolution in 2026.

For more information about the upcoming event, visit https://williamtrenthouse.org.

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