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Old Barracks Museum

07/22/2009

Valid from 07/22/2009

Summer Taptoe Concert Series Returns to Trenton’s Old Barracks Museum July 26 & August 2

06/27/2014

Trenton, NJ—The Old Barracks Museum celebrates history, music, and warm summer evenings with the third annual Taptoe Concert Series on July 26 and August 2. The gates to this 1758 French and Indian War military barracks open at 7 PM, and the music begins at 8 PM to magically transport you to the 18th century. The Old Barracks Museum is located at 101 Barrack Street, Trenton, NJ 08608.

 

This event recreates a summer evening in the 18th century, when the musick and the guard would march about a garrison town signaling the time for the taverns to close their taps and for the soldiers to return to their barracks. Music from The Last of the Mohicans will be performed by the Barrack’s Band of Musick. Beginning at dusk, the evening will illuminated with dramatic lighting by torches, candles, and spotlights. These concerts are the only Taptoe concerts in the northeastern United States.

 

Advanced tickets available for purchase by calling 609-396-1776 or visiting The Old Barracks Museum Monday through Saturday, 10 AM to 5 PM. Ticket prices are as follows; $25 reserved balcony seating with included refreshments; $10 lawn seating; $15 reserved balcony seating for Old Barracks Museum members; $5 lawn seating for Old Barracks Museum members.

 

Proceeds from the event benefit the Old Barracks Museum and the Fifes and Drums of the Old Barracks, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

Valid from 06/27/2014 to 08/03/2014

Celebrate Black History Month at The Old Barracks Museum Feb 27 - 28

02/18/2016

"AMERICA...WE SERVED!":THREE CENTURIES OF

 AFRICAN AMERICAN SOLDIERS

FEB 27-28 (SAT-SUN), 10 AM - 5 PM

THE OLD BARRACKS MUSEUM, 101 BARRACK ST.

Valid from 02/18/2016 to 02/29/2016

Fife & Drum Taptoe Concert Series Returns to Trenton's Old Barracks Museum

05/10/2016

Trenton, NJ—The Old Barracks Museum celebrates history, music, and warm summer evenings with the fourth annual Taptoe Concert Series on July 8 and July 29. The gates open at 7 PM and the music starts at dusk to magically and musically transport you to the 18th century. Reserved seating is available on our balconies or bring a lawn chair and enjoy the performance from the ground.

 

The Taptoe recreates a summer evening in 18th century Trenton, when the musick and the guard would march through a garrison town signaling the time for the taverns to close their taps and for the soldiers to return to their barracks. A selection of military tunes will be followed by "A Tuneful Felicity", opera and concerto selections by Handel, Arne, Purcell, Hewitt, and more performed by professional musicians and singers, including John Burkhalter on the English flute. Beginning at dusk, the evening will be illuminated with dramatic lighting by torches, candles, and spotlights.

 

Advanced tickets available for purchase online at www.barracks.org or visiting the Old Barracks Museum Monday through Saturday, 10 AM to 5 PM. Ticket prices are as follows: $25 reserved balcony seating with included light refreshments; $10 lawn seating; $20 reserved balcony seating for Old Barracks Museum members.

 

Proceeds from the event benefit the Old Barracks Museum, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. 

 

Valid from 05/10/2016 to 07/30/2016

Fife & Drum Taptoe Concert Series Returns to Trenton's Old Barracks Museum

05/25/2016

 

Trenton, NJ—The Old Barracks Museum celebrates history, music, and warm summer evenings with the fourth annual Taptoe Concert Series on July 8 and July 29. The gates open at 7 PM and the music starts at dusk to magically and musically transport you to the 18th century. Reserved seating is available on our balconies or bring a lawn chair and enjoy the performance from the ground.

 

The Taptoe recreates a summer evening in 18th century Trenton, when the musick and the guard would march through a garrison town signaling the time for the taverns to close their taps and for the soldiers to return to their barracks. Beginning at dusk, the evening will be illuminated with dramatic lighting by torches, candles, and spotlights. The Old Barracks Band of Musick will perform a production of The Battle of Trenton, a military sonata dedicated to George Washington, composed by James Hewitt (1770-1827) coupled with dramatic vignettes by Richard Bales circa 1950.

 

Advanced tickets available for purchase online at www.barracks.org or visiting the Old Barracks Museum Monday through Saturday, 10 AM to 5 PM. Ticket prices are as follows: $25 reserved balcony seating with included light refreshments; $10 lawn seating; $20 reserved balcony seating for Old Barracks Museum members.

 

This program is made possible in part by the Mercer County Cultural and Heritage Commission through funding from the Mercer County Board of Chosen Freeholders, and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, A Partner Agency of the National Endowment of the Arts.

 

Sponsored by Jeffrey J. Schrader, CPA, P.C.

 

Proceeds from the event benefit the Old Barracks Museum, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization

Valid from 05/25/2016 to 07/30/2016

Old Barracks Museum's Tavern Night Fundraiser September 16

07/31/2016

Trenton, NJ—Leave your 21st century troubles behind and spend an evening in a colonial tavern at the Old Barracks Museum's Tavern Night Fundraiser on the evening of September 16. 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. 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 beer and wine will be provided throughout the evening. Bid on a wide range of items in the Silent Auction, including tickets to Disney World, 4 tickets to a NY Jets game, family portraits, a one-week stay in a Myrtle Beach, SC beach house, and many more prizes donated by local businesses.

 

Tavern Night will be on Friday, September 16, 2016 from 7-10 PM. Tickets are available for purchase online at www.barracks.org or visiting the Old Barracks Museum Monday through Saturday, 10 AM to 5 PM. Ticket prices are as follows: $60, or $50 for Old Barracks Museum members. No one under 21 permitted. More information can be found at www.barracks. org or 609-396-1776.

 

All proceeds from this fundraiser support educational programming for more than 10,000 New Jersey students through our innovative 'Meet the Past' field trips. For information on the Old Barracks Museum's educational programming, call 609-396-1776.

 

This event is proudly sponsored by: Saul Ewing, LLP, New Brunswick Development Corporation (Devco), and Karl Weidel Insurance.

Valid from 07/31/2016 to 09/17/2016

Celebrate Black History Month at The Old Barracks Museum

01/11/2011

America We Served! Presenting Black Soldiers roles in our nation's wars: "The Revolutionary War", The 1st Rhode Island Regiment Revolutionary War Reenactors; "Black Marines in the War of 1812"; "The Civil War", 6th Regiment United States Colored Troops Reenactors Inc; Trenton’s Mitchell Davis lecture on the Great War; "World War11", The 5th Platoon WWII Reenactors; and "The Buffalo Soldiers" in Korea.

Witness Black History come to life! Hear the living history of America’s Black Warriors by the veterans themselves and dedicated reenactors. View displays of photos, literature and artifacts from the wars including a Tuskeegee Airmen Display. Listen to the 5th Platoon WWII Reenactors lecture on the European Campaign.

Talk to the storytellers of America’s black men and women at war.  A wonderful educational experience for the entire family! 

Location: Old Barracks Museum, 101 Barrack Street, Trenton, NJ.  Date and Time: Saturday, February 26th and Sunday, February 27th, 10:00am. to 5pm. Admission: Adults $4, Children $2, under 6 years-free, Family Rate $8. For information call (609)396-1776. This is a presentation sponsored by the Trenton Historical Society and the Old Barracks Association.

 

Valid from 01/11/2011 to 02/28/2011

Old Barracks Museum’s 20th Annual Capital Ball Fundraiser to be Held February 20th

01/19/2010

The Old Barracks Museum in Trenton, New Jersey announces the 20th Annual Capital Ball to be held on Saturday, February 20th, 2010. The Museum will be transformed for the night into Ye Olde Barracks Tavern, an authentic 18th Century establishment.   

The affair begins at 5:30pm with an elegant candlelight reception in the Officers House including cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and colonial music provided by strolling musicians and the Barracks’ own Fife and Drum Corps.  Guests will enjoy the Barracks’ marvelous new gallery exhibit, “All Is Threatened and Endangered: New Jersey and the French & Indian War” an exciting and often gruesome look at the French and Indian War.  On display will be two of the Barracks’ most recent major acquisitions, one of the oldest battle flags in North America, and a powder horn carried into battle by the “Jersey Blues.”

The bill of fare will feature authentic colonial dishes, prepared by Marsilio’s of Trenton.  The evening will also feature the drinkable products of several local merchants.  It’s a veritable feast of local commerce!

The evening continues with period games, dances and amusements, and some additional twists and surprises guaranteed to entertain. Guests, with the assistance of authentic tavern characters from the Old Barracks' staff, will play the 18th Century board and card games: Whist, Game of Life, Game of Goose and Nine Men's Morris. They may engage in some 18th Century dancing to live fiddle and flute with the help of a Dancemaster. Clad in knee breeches, red waistcoat and a tricorn hat, Robert Olson will reincarnate "Mr. Bayly", an actual 18th century magician, first performing in New York City in 1767 feats of magic "without the use of Pockets, Bags, or Sleeves." Olsen's "Bayly” has performed for over 30 years at such places as Old Sturbridge Village, Mystic Seaport, Mt. Vernon, the Museum of African

American History, Strawberry Banke, Montpelier, Yale University, and Fraunces Tavern.
Black Tie, Period or Military Dress is appropriate attire for the evening. Tickets $200/person, $160/person if purchased by February 1st. Call Linda Mathies at (609)396-1776 for tickets and sponsorship packages including tickets, participation in toasts, recognition in the Ball program and on our website. All proceeds from the Ball benefit the Old Barracks Museum’s Living History “Meet the Past” history programs.
 

 

Valid from 02/04/2010 to 02/21/2010

Fife and Drum Evening “Taptoe” at Old Barracks Museum August 4, 2012

07/06/2012

 

For a unique, colorful, and fascinating way to spend a Summer’s evening, bring a lawn chair or a blanket to spread on the lawn of the Old Barracks Museum in Trenton, New Jersey (immediately East of the NJ State House) at 8PM, Saturday, August 4th. The Fifes and Drums of the Old Barracks Museum will perform a traditional “Taptoe” (“Closing of the Taps” signaling the end of the soldier’s day) at sunset, performing a variety of military and traditional songs common during the time of the American Revolution, including the ceremony retiring the “Colours”, displaying the remarkable versatility of these most common of military instruments. Selections will also include vocal selections, the Celtic flute, the fiddle, the bodhran, all set against the romantic and dramatic setting of the Sun behind the 254 year old Barracks and Officer’s House.http://www.barracks.org/about/fifes-and-drums.html

For a fee of $10, visitors are invited to bring a blanket or a lawn chair and spread it on the lawn surrounding the Barracks Parade Ground; light refreshments will be available for purchase at a low cost. For $20, visitors may reserve a seat on the Barracks 2nd floor gallery surrounding the Parade where they will be served some complimentary wine and cheese. Seating will be limited so interested souls are encouraged to make reservations in advance by calling (609) 396-1776 for lawn and gallery seating by August 1st.

Old Barracks Museum  101 Barrack Street, Trenton, NJ    (609)396-1776   www.barracks.org

 

Valid from 07/06/2012 to 08/05/2012




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