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 second day of Patriots Week, Dec. 27, can be found below.
Trenton’s Historic Legacy: The Old Barracks and the Trenton Battle Monument
Thursday, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call (267) 201-3655. $10 adults; $8 deniors; $5 students 12-18. Children 11 and under are free. facebook.com/RiverviewCemeteryTrentonNJ
The British Army in North America 1768-1783
Thursday, 1 p.m.
Old Barracks Museum, 101 Barrack St., Trenton
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. Free. barracks.org
State House Artwork Tour
Thursday, 1:30 p.m.
New Jersey State House, enter via the State House Annex, 145 West State St., Trenton
Celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Public Buildings Arts Inclusion Act with a special tour of the State House and Annex. Visitors will see impressive artworks incorporated into the capitol complex, including stained glass, tilework, paintings and sculptures. One hour guided tours begin in the State House Annex Lobby. Registration is required. Call (609) 847-3150 for more information. Free.
The Cultural World of George Clymer
Thursday, 2 p.m.
Trenton Friends Meeting, 142 East Hanover St., Trenton
The Practitioners of Musick featuring John Burkhalter, recorders, and Donovan Klotzbeacher, 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. Free.
A Fine Fox Chase: From Long Island to Prince Towne, 1776-77
Thursday, 5:30 p.m.
Trenton Public Library, 120 Academy St., Trenton
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. A lecture by Rand. A. Mirante. Free. trentonlib.org
Images of the Motherland: Portraits of Omar Ibn Sayyid and Sojourner Truth
Thursday, 6 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church of Trenton, 120 East State St., Trenton
This widely acclaimed interactive living history program brings to life voices of people of African and African American descent. Sponsored by I AM Trenton. Free. imagesofthemotherland.com