Come out to Downtown Trenton to join in on the fun happening during Patriots Week on Thursday December 27th: All events are free unless otherwise noted.
11:00 am and 1:00 pm “Trenton’s Historic Legacy: The Old Barracks and the Trenton Battle Monument” Riverview Cemetery, 870 Centre St.
A presentation highlighting the early efforts to save the Old Barracks by the city’s Daughters of the American Revolution chapter and the work of the Trenton Battle Monument Association in creating the Trenton Battle Monument. A one-hour walking tour of the grave sites of some of the civic-minded men and women associated with these endeavors to follow the presentation. RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED, as each presentation is limited to 20 participants. Program repeats at 1:00 pm and on Friday. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 267-201-3655 www.facebook.com/RiverviewCemeteryTrentonNJ $10 Adults; $8 Seniors; $5 Students 12-18; Free – Children 11 and under.
1:00 pm “The British Army in North America 1768-1783” Old Barracks Museum, 101 Barrack St.
A presentation by Asher Lurie of the Old Barracks Museum describing the true story of the British soldiers and officers sent to defend and maintain the thirteen American Colonies. www.barracks.org Event ends at 2:00 pm and is free.
1:30 pm State House Artwork Tour New Jersey State House, (Enter via the State House Annex 145 West State St.)
Celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Public Buildings Arts Inclusion Act with a special tour of the State House and Annex. Visitors see impressive artworks incorporated into the capitol complex, including stained glass, tile work, paintings and sculptures. One hour guided tours begin in the State House Annex Lobby. RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED. Call 609-847-3150 for more information. Programs repeats on Friday, December 28th. Free.
2:00 pm “The Cultural World of George Clymer” Trenton Friends Meeting, 142 East Hanover St.
The Practitioners of Musick featuring John Burkhalter, recorders, and Donovan Klotz beacher, harpsichord, perform a tribute to George Clymer, one of that courageous group of patriots who signed the Declaration of Independence. He was a founder of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and shared musical interest with Charles Willson Peale. George Clymer, a lifelong Philadelphian, died in Morrisville and is buried in the Trenton Friends Meeting burial ground. Event ends at 4:00 pm and is free.
5:30 pm “‘A Fine Fox Chase’: From Long Island to Prince Towne, 1776-77” Lecture by Rand A. Mirante Trenton Free Public Library, 120 Academy St.
Between July 1776 and January 1777, independence was declared, NYC fell to Crown forces, Washington’s routed army fled through New Jersey and nearly disintegrated, and victory was improbably snatched from defeat with the near-run victories at Trenton and Princeton. Onsite and street parking available. www.trentonlib.org Event ends at 6:30 pm and is free.
6:00 pm Images of the Motherland: Portraits of Omar Ibn Sayyidand Sojourner Truth First Presbyterian Church of Trenton, 120 East State St.
This widely acclaimed interactive living history program brings to life voices of people of African and African American descent. Sponsored by I AM Trenton. Series Part 2 on Saturday 12/29, 4:30 pm www.imagesofthemotherland.com Event ends at 8:00 pm and is free.