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Princeton Battlefield Society Presents "The December Revolution in Princeton"

Monday, December 4th

7:00 – 8:30pm
Princeton Public Library – Newsroom

RESCUING THE REVOLUTION

The Princeton Public Library presents David Price, Historical Interpreter at Pennsylvania's Washington Crossing Historic Park. Storytelling at its best David will present highlights from his book RESCUING THE REVOLUTION: Unsung Patriot Heroes and the Ten Crucial Days of America's War for Independence - vivid portraits of these winter patriots of the Ten Crucial Days Campaign of Trenton and Princeton January 25th, 1776 to January 3rd, 1777. The victories achieved by the American cause during the events during the Ten Crucial Days Campaign in Trenton and Princeton in the war for independence from Great Britain were the product of bold and imaginative leadership on the part of George Washington and his fellow generals, miscalculation by the enemy, and the fortuitous effects of weather as it related to the movement of troops and battlefield conditions. But those storied triumphs were also due to the heroic feats of people less well known to history who remain the "unsung heroes" behind our nation's struggle for independence during its darkest days. David Price brings life to these untold stories.

 

ROCHAMBEAU AT PRINCETON

Wednesday, December 6th
7:00 – 9:00pm
Princeton Public Library – Community Room
Dr. Robert Selig, an expert on Marshal Jean-Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur, comte de Rochambeau, will be giving a presentation on Rochambeau and the French expeditionary force he led through Princeton in August 1781 to help the Continental Army capture Lord Cornwallis at Yorktown. Marching from Phillipsburg, NY, across New Jersey on separate routes, the allied forces united just north of Princeton, followed by the encampment of Rochambeau's army of 5,000 men on the grounds of Morven on August 29-31, 1781. (There is a monument to this encampment on the grounds of Trinity Church). The following summer, Rochambeau and his army returned back through Princeton from Virginia, and received the resounding applause of the American people as they marched. This event is brought you by a partnership between the Morven Museum and Garden, Princeton Battlefield Society, and the Washington- Rochambeau Revolutionary Route-NJ Association (W3R-NJ) part of the designated National Historic Trail.

Morven Museum & Garden | 609.924.8144 | www.morven.org | info@morven.org

Princeton Public Library | 609.924.9529 | www.princetonlibrary.org
Princeton Battlefield Society | 609.389-5657 | www.pbs1777.org | info@theprincetonbattlefieldsociety.org Washington Rochambeau Revolutionary Route NJ | 732.469.5836 | www.w3r-nj.com | info@w3r-nj.com

 

WINE AND HORS D'OEUVRES WITH BESTSELLING AUTHOR RUSSELL SHORTO

Tuesday, December 12 5:30 to 6:30pm

Eno Terra Restaurant

4484 NJ-27, Kingston, NJ 08528

Celebrate the release of Russell Shorto's new book, REVOLUTION SONG. You will receive an autographed copy of the book that was deemed "...remarkable" in its NY Times review, hors d'oeuvres, plus a glass of wine per and a 10% coupon for dinner at Eno Terra. The cost for this event is $60. For one additional guest in a party of two, $20 for hors d'oeuvres and a glass of wine. Proceeds to benefit educational programming for the Princeton Battlefield Society

"With symphonic sweep, cinematic detail and compelling, superbly researched real-life characters, Shorto shows how our struggle for freedom began and why it remains so sadly unfinished. If Spielberg wrote history, this is how it would read." - Howard Fineman, NBC News analyst and author of The Thirteen American Arguments. Russell Shorto is the best-selling author of The Island at the Center of the World and a contributing writer at the New York Times Magazine. REVOLUTION SONG is an intimate new epic of the American Revolution that reinforces its meaning for today.

Due to limited availability, must RSVP by December 1st. To reserve your book and attendance go to the PBS1777.org events tab or to https://www.theprincetonbattlefieldsociety.org/shorto.html

 

TRAVERSING THE TEN CRUCIAL DAYS CAMPAIGN

Friday, December 22 and, Thursday 12/28 (Weather Date: 12/29) 9:30 AM – 5 PM
Meet at Washington Crossing Historic Park,
1112 River Road, Washington Crossing, PA 18977

Begin 2018 with an expanded understanding of the significant events that turned the tide of the American Revolution from lost cause to victory! This all-day bus tour through Washington Crossing, Trenton, and Princeton explores the social and military questions of the Ten Crucial Days Campaign, December 26, 1776 – January 3, 1777. Larry Kidder, author of Crossroads of the Revolution: Trenton 1774 – 1783 and A People Harassed and Exhausted, and Roger S. Williams, board secretary of the Princeton Battlefield Society, and a member of the Society of Military History, provide detailed information about the military history, terrain, and more. Cost: $125 per person includes bus fare, lunch, and donations to selected tour sites. Limit: 36 Guests. To purchase tickets: www.patriotsweek.com

 

REAL TIME TOUR OF THE BATTLE OF PRINCETON

Sunday, December 31st
6:45 to 9:30 am
Meet at the Clarke House,
500 Mercer Street, Princeton NJ 08540

Join us for a real time historical tour of the Battle of Princeton, led by military historian William P. Tatum III, PhD. Dr. Tatum will be joined by other re-enactors of various Congressional regiments to show us exactly where, when, and why events unfolded that chilly morning in 1777. We will experience the battle, minute by minute, at the same time of day, and in similar weather conditions. Learn how the Battle of Princeton, as it occurred, was not at all what Washington was expecting. Learn from where the Continental Line approached the battle. Learn how these momentous events transpired and were the culmination of the Ten Crucial Days Campaign that changed history. For more details, contact roger@tencrucialdays.org 609,389,5657

Donations for this event: $10 for each adult $5 for children 12 and under. Proceeds to benefit future educational programming. Thank you! 

 

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