The Colonial Ball will be held Dec. 28 in Trenton. (Photo courtesy Old Barracks Museum)

Trenton’s history will come to life next month during Patriots Week, an annual celebration of the city’s role in the American Revolution.

Held from Dec. 26 to Dec. 31, Patriots Week offers dozens of ways to experience and participate in the war that shaped our nation.

The full list of events for the third day of Patriots Week, Dec. 28, can be found below.

Trenton Battlefield Walking Tour

Friday, 10 a.m.
Starbucks, 102 South Warren Street, Trenton

This 10-block interpretive walk brings to life the events of the two battles of Trenton. Guests are welcome to gather at Starbucks at 9 a.m. for a question-and-answer session over coffee.

The tour begins at 10 a.m. and includes the historic Trenton Battle Monument, ending up along the Assunpink Creek in Mill Hill Park. Ralph Siegel of Trenton Battlefield Tours will lead the walk with block-by-block, minute-by-minute narrative. The free event ends at noon.

Civil War Flag Unveiling

Friday, 10 a.m.
New Jersey State Museum, 205 West State St., Trenton

Enjoy a gallery talk and ceremony unveiling the latest rotation of historic flags from the NJ Civil War Flag Collection, one of the largest collections of its kind in the nation. With flag historian David Martin and State Museum Curator of Cultural History Nicholas Ciotola. Free.

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

Friday 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Riverview Cemetery, 870 Centre St., Trenton

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 gravesites 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.

To register: email or call (267) 201-3655. $10 adults; $8 deniors; $5 students 12-18. Children 11 and under are free.

(Photo by Andrew Wilkerson)

Leaving all Distinctions: The Philadelphia Associators and the Making of Revolution

Friday, Noon
Old Barracks Museum, 101 Barrack St., Trenton

The Philadelphia Associators quickly became the most radical revolutionaries in the American forces during the Revolutionary War. Locked in conflict at home in Philadelphia, they were also perhaps the most heavily involved soldiers in the Battle of Princeton.

Drawn from the “lower sort,” they sought radical change which stretched the boundaries of what many above them thought the Revolution could — or should — accomplish. Join David Niescior of the Old Barracks Museum as he talks about the Associators and their role in setting the course and meaning of Revolution. Free.

Alexander Hamilton and the 24 Cannons at the Battle of Trenton

Friday, 1 p.m.
Trenton City Museum, Cadwalader Park, Parkside Avenue, Trenton

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 four-pounder cannonball will be on display during the talk. Presenter: Urban planner David Bosted. Free.

Taking Her Freedom: Ona Judge, the Woman Who Defied George and Martha Washington

Friday, 1 p.m.
1719 William Trent House Museum, 15 Market St., Trenton

Born in 1773 in the household of George and Martha Washington, the child of an enslaved mother of African descent and a European-American father, Oney (Ona) Judge’s story is one that contrasts the pursuit of freedom from English rule by American Patriots and the pursuit of freedom from slavery by people held in bondage by those same Patriots.

Dr. Linda Caldwell Epps will discuss Ona Judge’s experiences as an example of the tension that existed between the ideals and the realities in the new republic. $8 Trent House Association members; $10 non-members. Parking in rear.

British Solders, American War: Voices of the American Revolution

Friday, 2 p.m.
Trenton Public Library, 120 Academy St., Trenton

The professional soldiers who composed the British army are seldom considered on a personal level, instead being either overlooked, written as nameless subjects, or inaccurately characterized as criminals. Here they are in their own words. Presented by Don N. Nagist. Free.

John Honeyman, Washington’s Spy: Unsung Hero or Urban Legend?

Friday, 3 p.m.
Old Barracks Museum, 101 Barrack St., Trenton

The story of John Honeyman, the Griggstown, New Jersey butcher and cattle dealer who, according to legend, became a spy for General George Washington in the months leading up to the game-changing victory in the First Battle of Trenton, has intrigued
and befuddled historians for more than one hundred years.

This presentation by Tim Stollery will lay out the genesis of the story, explore the findings on each side of the Honeyman mystery, and ultimately invite attendees to join in the search for more primary evidence that can support or debunk the legend of Washington’s spy at Trenton. Free.

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

Friday, 4 p.m.
Historic Trenton Masonic Temple, 100 Barrack St., Trenton

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 and History Committee. Free.

Trenton Masonic Museum Exhibition and Discussion

Friday, 4 p.m.
Historic Trenton Masonic Temple, 100 Barrack St., Trenton

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. Free.

Patriots Scrabble

Friday, 6 p.m. to midnight.
Classics Bookstore, 4 West Lafayette St., Trenton

Scrabble for all skill levels. Bonus points for playing “patriot,” “republic,” “declaration” or “constitution.” Penalties for playing “loyalist,” “monarchy,” “colonial” or “empire.” Free.

Colonial Ball

Friday, 7 to 10 p.m.
Historic Trenton Masonic Temple, 100 Barrack St., Trenton

The Colonial Ball is your chance to mingle with the soldiers of the Battle of Trenton and learn their favorite dance steps. Registration required; Tickets will not be available at the door. $25 to $20.