Tavern Night will be on Friday, Sept. 15 from 7 to 10 p.m.

Leave your 21st century troubles behind and spend an evening in a colonial tavern at the Old Barracks Museum’s Tavern Night Fundraiser on Sept. 15.

Enjoy live music, food and drink set the scene of an evening in 18th century Trenton, when King George II still ruled and the tavern was the center of town.

The Old Barracks Museum will transform into a colonial tavern filled with music, drinks, and candlelight. Musicians will perform popular songs from the 18th century, and Dance Master Sue Dupre will provide dance instruction for those who wish to dance but do not yet know the steps while John Burkhalter from the Practitioners of Musick provides musical accompaniment.

Period dress is neither required nor discouraged, and you will find many people from the past and present mingling together.

Hors d’oeuvres and an open bar of wine and River Horse Brewing Co. beer will be provided throughout the evening. Bid on a wide range of items in the silent auction, including tickets to Disney World, dance lessons at Arthur Murray Dance Studio, family portraits at Kramer Portraits, an overnight stay and dinner at Bally’s Atlantic City, tickets to a New York Red Bulls game, and other prizes donated by local businesses.

All proceeds from the fundraiser support educational programming for more than 10,000 New Jersey students through our innovative ‘Meet the Past’ field trips.

Tavern Night will be on Friday, Sept. 15, 2017 from 7 to 10 p.m. Tickets are available for purchase online or by visiting the Old Barracks Museum Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Ticket prices are $60 or $50 for Old Barracks Museum members. No one under 21 permitted. More information can be found at barracks.org or 609-396-1776.