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Events for Saturday December 30, 2017

Battles of Trenton Reenactment, Old Barracks Museum

Saturday December 30, 2017
11:00 AM

Come experience our annual winter reenactment during Trenton's Patriots Week Celebration! On Saturday, December 30th, be immersed in history as you are surrounded by reenactors portraying the soldiers who fought during the Battles of Trenton, which ultimately shaped the destiny of the Revolutionary War and our nation. Follow the troops through the streets and watch as they relive the events of these fateful battles. Come back to interact with the soldiers, take tours of the oldest free-standing military barracks in North America, and visit The Quartermaster's Store. What better way to celebrate New Jersey's revolutionary history than by celebrating this crucial Trenton victory?

The first battle will begin at 11am at the Trenton Battle Monument and take place on Warren Street. The second battle will begin at 3pm and take place in Mill Hill Park on the Assunpink Creek. The Old Barracks Museum is located at 101 Barrack Street, Trenton, NJ. Parking for the event is free, close, and plentiful, available in the small lot next to the museum as well as the lot next to The War Memorial. There is special reduced pricing for this event. The battles are free to the public, and entrance onto the museum grounds is $5 per person (children 5 and under are free). For more information call 609-396-1776 or visit www.barracks.org. This event is hosted by the Old Barracks Museum and is part of Patriots Week, a week-long celebration of Trenton's revolutionary history. Visit www.patriotsweek.com for more information on this and other events.

“The Trouble with Trenton” Children’s Puppet Show

Saturday December 30, 2017
12:00 PM

Get the children involved first-hand with Washington's victory in Trenton with the exciting, interactive puppet show "The Trouble with Trenton"! This "mini" historical look at an amazing piece of our history is presented with marionettes and rod puppets - and lots of help from the audience! Watch the battle unfold before your eyes, and see the action as it has never been seen before. Show includes live music, large puppets and props, and plenty of "revolting" action. This event is hosted by the Old Barracks Museum and presented by Tuckers' Tales Puppet Theater.

 
The puppet show will take place on Saturday, December 30 at 12 PM and 2 PM, in between the Battles of Trenton reenactments. This free event takes place at Hanover Street Plaza, on the corner of West Hanover Street and North Warren Street, just a block off of East State Street. 
 
The Old Barracks Museum is located at 101 Barrack Street, Trenton, NJ. Parking for the event is free, close, and plentiful, available in the small lot next to the museum as well as the lot next to The War Memorial.  The puppet shows are free to the public, and entrance onto the museum grounds is $5 per person (children 5 and under are free).
 
For more information call 609-396-1776 or visit www.barracks.org. This event is hosted by the Old Barracks Museum and is part of Patriots Week, a week-long celebration of Trenton's revolutionary history. Visit www.patriotsweek.com for more information on this and other events.

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