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New Jersey State Museum

December 26 @ 9:00 am - December 31 @ 4:45 pm
New Jersey State Museum, 205 West State Street
Trenton, NJ 08608 United States
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Closed Monday NEW Featured exhibit: “Preserving the Pinelands: Albert Horner’s Portraits of a National Treasure.” Plus many more galleries in history, art and science.  Free

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Planetarium Shows

December 26 @ 9:00 am - December 31 @ 4:45 pm
New Jersey State Museum, 205 West State Street
Trenton, NJ 08608 United States
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$5

Planetarium shows include a live demonstration of the sky set to December 25, 1776. Learn about the constellations and planets that occupied the sky on the stormy evening when George Washington crossed the Delaware! All shows are suitable for general audiences. Show schedule: 10:30am “Season of Light”; 11:30am “Laser Holiday Magic”; 1:30pm “CapCOM Go!”  Tickets: […]

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Tours of the Old Barracks

December 26 @ 10:00 am - December 31 @ 5:00 pm
Old Barracks Museum, 101 Barrack Street
Trenton, NJ NJ United States
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The Old Barracks Museum offers tours that detail Trenton’s role in the 18th century, as well as the details of the Battle of Trenton. Tickets: $10 adults; $8 students and seniors; Free - Children 5 and under, Active Duty Military, and Old Barracks Association Members. (Closed Sunday)

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State House Civics Tours

December 26 @ 10:00 am - December 31 @ 3:00 pm
New Jersey State House, 145 West State Street
Trenton, NJ United States
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10 AM, 11 AM, 12 PM, 1 PM, 2 PM, & 3 PM (Closed Saturday) New Jersey State House (Enter via the State House Annex 145 West State Street) Learn about New Jersey’s legislative process and how to participate in the shaping of public policy. Visitors will visit the Legislative portion of the State House […]

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Musket Demonstrations

December 26 @ 12:00 pm - December 31 @ 2:00 pm
Old Barracks Museum, 101 Barrack Street
Trenton, NJ NJ United States
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Soldiers of the NJ Line of the Continental Army will drill and fire their muskets on the Parade ground of the Old Barracks Museum. Included with Old Barracks admission. (Monday through Friday; 1:00pm only on Saturday. Closed Sunday)

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The Trenton City Museum at Ellarslie

December 26 @ 12:30 pm - December 31 @ 4:00 pm
Trenton City Museum in Ellarslie Manson, 299 Parkside Ave
Trenton, NJ 08606 United States
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(Closed Monday and Tuesday) Fee: Pay as you wish

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Tours of the Trent House

December 26 @ 12:30 pm - December 29 @ 4:00 pm
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William Trent House Museum, 15 Market St
Trenton, NJ 08611 United States
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$5

(Closed Monday & Tuesday) Take a tour of the country estate owned by William Trent, for whom the City of Trenton is named. Tickets: $5 adults, $4 children & seniors.

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“Rediscovering British Surveyor and Mapmaker John Hills”

December 26 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Trenton Free Public Library, 120 Academy Street
Trenton, New Jersey United States
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Free

The development of cartography in the 18th century was vital to how citizens of North America came to understand their identities within their communities. This presentation will focus on the work of British surveyor and cartographer John Hills, whose life produced nearly seventy detailed manuscript maps of events between 1777-1815. Lecture is held in the […]

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9:00 am

Ten Crucial Day Bus Tour

December 27 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Washington Crossing Historic Park, 1112 River Road
Washington Crossing, PA 18977 United States
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$125

This all-day bus tour through Washington Crossing, Trenton, and Princeton explores the social, topographical, and military aspects of the campaigns of the Ten Crucial Days, December 25, 1776 to January 3, 1777. Historical interpreters include Larry Kidder, author of TEN CRUCIAL DAYS: Washington’s Vision for Victory Unfolds, and Roger S. Williams, cofounder of TenCrucialDays. org. […]

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10:30 am

State House Public Artwork Tour

December 27 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 pm
New Jersey State House 145 West State Street
Trenton, NJ United States
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The Public Artwork Tour of the New Jersey State House combines art, history and architecture. Visitors see impressive artworks incorporated into the capitol complex, including stained glass, tilework, paintings and sculptures. On the hour guided tours begin in the State House Annex Lobby. RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED. Call 609-847-3150 formore information.

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11:00 am

“Trenton’s Historic Legacy: The Old Barracks and the Trenton Battle Monument”

December 27 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Riverview Cemetery 870 Centre Street
Trenton, NJ United States
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$10

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 followed by a walking tour of the gravesites of some of the civic-minded men and women associated with these endeavors. […]

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12:00 pm

Signs of the Times

December 27 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Mill Hill Park (Corner of Broad & Front Streets) 165 E. Front Street
Trenton, New Jersey United States
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free

Join Richard Hunter on a walking tour from Mill Hill park to Petty’s Run and explore the signs that detail the downtownneighborhood’s rich history. Dr. Hunter led the team that conceived and designed these informative signs. 

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1:30 pm

State House Public Artwork Tour

December 27 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
New Jersey State House 145 West State Street
Trenton, NJ United States
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The Public Artwork Tour of the New Jersey State House combines art, history and architecture. Visitors see impressive artworks incorporated into the capitol complex, including stained glass, tilework, paintings and sculptures. On the hour guided tours begin in the State House Annex Lobby. RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED. Call 609-847-3150 formore information.

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2:00 pm

Alexander Hamilton and the 24 Cannons at the Battle of Trenton

December 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Trenton City Museum in Ellarslie Manson 299 Parkside Ave
Trenton, NJ 08606 United States
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This tabletop talk will follow the movements of all 24 of the cannons on the streets of Trenton during the Battle of Trenton and demonstrate why the 18 American cannons - including the two six-pounders commanded by Alexander Hamilton - were decisive in the victory over the Hessians, who had six brass three-pounder cannons. A […]

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“Elias Boudinot IV: The Continental Army’s First Commissary General of Prisoners” lecture by Joseph E. Wroblewski

December 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Trenton Free Public Library 120 Academy Street
Trenton, New Jersey United States
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free

After the successful invasion of NYC and surrounding areas by the British during 1776 and the thousands of American prisoners taken, George Washington called upon Congress to set up a centralized authority to deal with the handling of prisoners of war. This presentation will detail the many problems that Boudinot encountered while he held this […]

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4:00 pm

Brother David Brearley: The Most Important Founding Father That We Don’t Know

December 27 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Trenton Masonic Temple 100 Barrack Street
Trenton, New Jersey United States
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free

Unheralded by many, he quietly reposes in an obscure churchyard in the most historic precinct of Trenton. Unknown to most, he was a pivotal co-creator of the government of the United States. He was Brother David Brearley, Freemason, the most important founding father that we don’t know. Sponsored by New Jersey Freemasons Grand Lodge Museum […]

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Trenton Masonic Museum Exhibition and Discussion

December 27 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Trenton Masonic Temple 100 Barrack Street
Trenton, New Jersey United States
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free

Partake of over 230 years of epic Masonic history in New Jersey. View a rich and wide variety of Masonic symbols, attire, documents, artifacts, and esoterica. Learn about Masonic culture, organization, traditions, and more. Sponsored by New Jersey Freemasons Grand Lodge Museum and History Committee. (Doric Room Second Floor)

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6:00 pm

Patriots Scrabble

December 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Classics Bookstore 4 West Lafayette Street
Trenton, New Jersey United States
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Scrabble for all skill levels. Bonus points for playing “patriot,” “republic,” “declaration” or “constitution.” Penalties for playing “loyalist,” “monarchy,” “colonial” or “empire.”

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The Colonial Ball

December 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Old Barracks Museum 101 Barrack Street
Trenton, NJ NJ United States
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$25

The Colonial Ball is your chance to mingle with the soldiers of the Battle ofTrenton and learn their favorite dance steps! You’ll be whisked away into the past as you learn the dance steps from Sue Dupre while John Burkhalter and Ridley and Anne Enslow perform music. Refreshments will be served. Advanced tickets required. $25.00 […]

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