ABOUT THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF PRINCETON: Founded in 1938, The Historical Society of Princeton (HSP) is a museum and research center dedicated to interpreting the history of Princeton, New Jersey. HSP’s headquarters, Updike Farmstead, is listed on the State and National Register of Historic Places and lies within the Princeton Battlefield/Stony Brook Historic District. For more information, visit us at www.princetonhistory.org

March Muster at Princeton Battlefield  
Saturday, March 25, 2017  From 10am to 4pm
Princeton Battlefield State Park, 500 Mercer Street, Princeton, NJ 08540
Free, Donations welcome


  • Continental Musket Drills
  • Living History Cooking and Encampment Demonstrations
  • Young patriots, ages 6 to 12, will drill and march like Continental soldiers.


 Join the 3rd New Jersey Greys Regiment as they demonstrate marching and drilling to the accompaniment of the Jersey Greys Fife and Drum group.

 Activities will include:

  • Continental infantrymen practicing period drilling techniques.
  • The demonstration and firing of reproduction colonial era muskets
  • Continental soldiers will demonstrate the proper construction of brush huts, fire starting and many other skills that a soldier of the era would have been familiar.
  • Young patriots (ages 6 to 12) can volunteer for army drills to learn how to march and maneuver like a Continental soldier.
  • The fife and drum band will demonstrate how they were integrated into the army's methods and activities.
  • The fife and drum will play and drill colonial period music
  • Members of the fife and drum will also demonstrate about the instruments


For more information, contact roger@pbs1777.org, or call 609-389-5657

Princeton Battlefield is pleased to be partnering with the Historical Society of Princeton to present...

Celebrating Washington’s Birthday: Past is Present: NJ Colonial Architecture

Thursday, February 23, 7 p.m.                                               
Updike Farmstead, 354 Quaker Road, Princeton
FREE, donations welcome.
RSVP required
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In honor of George Washington’s birthday, the Historical Society of Princeton and the Princeton Battlefield Society are pleased to present an illustrated talk by author David Veasey on New Jersey's wide variety of colonial architecture.
 
The state’s rich and diverse architectural heritage reflects its early European settlers, each of whom brought their own building traditions with them. Recognized as the most varied in the nation, these colonists hailed from the Netherlands, Germany, Sweden, France, Ireland, Scotland, and a number of English regions.  Local buildings featured in the program include Rockingham, Nassau Hall, MacLean House, Bainbridge House, Morven, Thomas Clarke House, and the Presbyterian Church of Lawrenceville. The evening will begin with a brief history of Washington’s ties to these structures during the American Revolution.
 
The program is free and open to the public. Registration is required, as space is limited; RSVP to eve@princetonhistory.orgor call (609) 921-6748 x102.
 
Copies of Mr. Veasey’s book, New Jersey's Colonial Architecture Told in 100 Buildings, will be available for $20.
 
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: David Veasey was raised in Chatham, NJ and has spent most of his life in the state. He now lives in Morris Plains. He has a longtime interest in the state's architecture, including its lighthouses, which are shown and discussed in his book Guarding New Jersey's Shore Lighthouses and Life-Saving Stations. He also wrote the well-received book, New Jersey Then & Now. He has a BA from Drew University and a MA from New York University. He has worked his entire career as a writer and journalist, publishing articles about New Jersey for The New York Times and on Madison Avenue, the United Nations and finance.