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Princeton NJ Events

Events for Saturday December 26, 2020

The Trouble with Trenton Virtual Puppet Show, Old Barracks Museum

Saturday December 26, 2020
12:00 PM

Join the Old Barracks Museum and the 1719 William Trent House online on Saturday, December 26 for a series of virtual events that celebrate Trenton's role in the American Revolution.

Everyone's favorite patriotic puppet show is going virtual this year! Children will be able to experience the magical storytelling of Washington's crucial victory at the Battle of Trenton, presented by Tuckers' Tales Puppet Theatre. Tune in on Zoom (link at www.barracks.org) or at facebook.com/oldbarracksmuseum/live to watch with your family! 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, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.

Virtual Hogmanay Celebration - William Trent House Museum

Saturday December 26, 2020
1:00 PM

Hogmanay is the traditional Scottish celebration of the New Year and annually the Trent House Museum recognizes the heritage of William Trent, who immigrated to the English colonies from Scotland in the late 1600s, with our own version of the celebration. This year's program will feature a concert of Scottish music that American colonists would have heard around the time of the Revolutionary War. Among the selections will be favorites of George Washington and his family, played on recorder and harpsichord by John Burkhalter and Donovan Klotzbeacher of the Practitioners of Musick. Zoom link available at www.williamtrenthouse.org

FREE! Roblox Block Party Holiday Edition with iD Tech

Saturday December 26, 2020
1:00 PM

Join us for a fully virtual winter Roblox experience featuring a snowy landscape, gingerbread houses, twinkly lights, hot cocoa, nightly fireworks, holiday photos with elves, gifts, and Santa himself! Don't miss our opening day in-game event! At 1pm PT on 12/26, we'll host the largest virtual snowball fight EVER, lasting one hour! Help us break the world record of 8,500 people in one snowball fight. RSVP for your free ticket and get exclusive in-game extras. Or, purchase a VIP ticket benefiting nonprofit The Lindsey Vonn Foundation to receive even more perks!

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The Real Story of the Battle of Trenton, Old Barracks Museum

Saturday December 26, 2020
2:00 PM

Tune in as Asher Lurie, Chief of Historical Interpretation, details the history of the Battle of Trenton as it really happened, on the day of the First Battle of Trenton. Tune in on Zoom (link at www.barracks.org) or at facebook.com/oldbarracksmuseum/live.

Blacks at the Battles of Trenton, Old Barracks Museum

Saturday December 26, 2020
3:00 PM

Algernon Ward Jr. of Trenton will provide a presentation on the topic of "Blacks at The Battles of Trenton" which will explore the roles of African Americans in the operation of The Old Barracks as a home for soldiers and a military hospital.

Tune in on Zoom (link at www.barracks.org) or at facebook.com/oldbarracksmuseum/live.

Author Talk: Larry Kidder on "Revolutionary Princeton, 1774-1783: The Biography of an American Town in the Heart of a Civil War", Old Barracks Museum

Saturday December 26, 2020
5:00 PM

Join historian Larry Kidder as he discusses his new book "Revolutionary Princeton, 1774-1783: The Biography of an American Town in the Heart of a Civil War". This book details the lives of Princetonians who lived in the town during the Revolutionary War, and continues the histories detailed in Mr. Kidder's other works: "Crossroads of the Revolution: Trenton 1774-1783" and "Ten Crucial Days: Washington's VIsion for Victory Unfolds". The presentation will be followed by a Q&A session. Books can be purchased at barracks.org.

Tune in on Zoom (link at www.barracks.org) or at facebook.com/oldbarracksmuseum/live.

Author Talk: Don Hagist on "Noble Volunteers: The British Soldiers Who Fought the American Revolution", Old Barracks Museum

Saturday December 26, 2020
7:00 PM

Join historian Don Hagist as he discusses his new book "Noble Volunteers: The British Soldiers Who Fought the American Revolution" which brings life to these soldiers, describing the training, experiences, and outcomes of British soldiers who fought during the Revolution. Drawing on thousands of military records and other primary sources in British, American, and Canadian archives, and the writings of dozens of officers and soldiers, Noble Volunteers shows how a peacetime army responded to the onset of war, how professional soldiers adapted quickly and effectively to become tactically dominant, and what became of the thousands of career soldiers once the war was over. The presentation will be followed by a Q&A session. Books can be purchased at barracks.org.

Tune in on Zoom (link at www.barracks.org) or at facebook.com/oldbarracksmuseum/live.

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