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Fall Lectures at the Old Barracks Museum

The Old Barracks is pleased to host lectures and discussions by leading historians and authors on a variety of subjects sponsored by the Society of Sons of the Revolution in the State of New Jersey. Lectures are free to attend and begin with a reception with light refreshments.

Saturday, September 23 at 12:30 PM: Mike Harris will present a lecture on his book “Brandywine: A Military History of the Battle that Lost Philadelphia ?but Saved America, September 11, 1777”. This full-length study of the pivotal Battle of Brandywine is the winner of the 2015 American Revolution Round Table of Richmond Book Award. The lecture will begin after a reception with light refreshments.

Tuesday, September 26 at 6:30 PM: Larry Kidder will present a lecture on his new book “Crossroads of the Revolution: Trenton 1774-1783” with a strong focus on the role of the Trenton Barracks. The story of Trenton during the American Revolution is a microcosm of the struggles faced by ordinary Americans during the Revolution, struggles intensified by Trenton's geographic location in the State which saw more military activity than others and on a road constantly used to move and supply armies. The lecture will begin after a reception with light refreshments.

Tuesday, October 10 at 6:30 PM: Arthur Lefkowitz will present a lecture on his book “Eyewitness Images from the American Revolution”. This book features over 100 pieces of artwork by soldiers who experienced the battles and scenes they depicted. The lecture will begin after a reception with light refreshments.

Saturday, October 21 at 1 PM: Robert Smith will present a lecture on his book “Manufacturing Independence: ?Industrial Innovation in the American Revolution”. This book is a study of Congress’ innovative program of munitions manufacturing under the Department of the Commissary General of Military in the 18th century. The lecture will begin after a reception with light refreshments.

Tuesday, October 24 at 7 PM: Garry Wheeler Stone will present a lecture titled "Monmouth: The Battle that Silenced Washington's Critics" based off the research in “Fatal Sunday: George Washington, the Monmouth Campaign, and the Politics of Battle” which he co-authored with Mark Lender. Stone is a retired New Jersey State Park Service historian and an expert on the cultural geography of Monmouth Battlefield.? The lecture will begin after a reception with light refreshments.

All lectures are free of charge. Books can be pre-ordered by calling the Old Barracks Museum at 609-777-3599. For more information, visit www.barracks.org.

ABOUT THE OLD BARRACKS MUSEUM: The Old Barracks Museum preserves the history of a building constructed as a French and Indian War military barracks and used as a Revolutionary War hospital. It also stood witness to Washington’s crucial victory at the Battle of Trenton. At the beginning of the 20th century, members of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Colonial Dames organized The Old Barracks Association and spearheaded a campaign to purchase the building. The building has been a museum for over a century, and has frequently been used as a symbol for the state of New Jersey. The Old Barracks Museum welcomes visitors from across the state as well as around the world.

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