Our Next Events

Saturday, January 7th, 2017 -   "The Ravages of Princeton" 10;00am to 7:00pm

At Morven Museum and Garden, 55 Stockton St, Princeton, NJ 08540

  • 10:00am  His Majesty’s 17th Regiment of Infantry will form, Orders will be read, work details and sentries posted.  British sentries will be stationed at the perimeter.
  • 10:20am A squad of six of His Majesty’s troops will patrol Nassau Street, post at Palmer Square, opposite Nassau Presbyterian Church.  Parade Back to Morven at 10:45. Loyalist civilians will urge real residents to return to take Oath of Allegiance to the king, and become “informants” at Morven
  • 11:00am Loyalists will urge citizens to sign the Oath of Allegiance to His Majesty’s Government.  Soldiers will be preparing food by fire. Loyalists attest to Whig (patriot) townsfolk.
  • 12:00pm Sentries Rotated.  Musket Demonstration. An historical interpreter will demonstrate how the Soldiers of the British army fought at why they did.
  • 1:00pm British Patrol marches from Morven to Palmer Square. Vignette of Looting, Colonial civilians fighting with British soldiers, Troops running off with goods such as hats, shoes, clothing, bags of food items.  Patrol will “attempt” to capture troopers, bringing them back to Morven.
  • 1:30pm  Patrol will return with Prisoners, both British soldier and Rebel civilians. British Officer will be depicting the British Military Justice system, and how convicted soldiers were punished.
  • 2:30pm Refugees, escaped Slaves and other displaced persons drift into camp at Morven, Slave owners, looking for their property come to Morven, from Palmer square, displaying run away ads, asking the public if they have seen their property. British Officer intercedes, confusion ensues.
  • 3:00pm  Final British Patrol up to Palmer house, again encountering more plundering, harassing colonial civilians, etc.
  • 6:00pm  Luminaries at the Princeton Battle Monument   British Army Historian William P. Tatum III, Ph.D., will explain the background story of the Princeton Battle Monument on Stockton Street, just north of Morven. The Beaux Arts style monument is one of the few of its kind in the United States. Completed in 1922 and dedicated by President Warren G. Harding, the monument's story provides colorful insights into the long history of battle commemoration in the town. Tatum will conclude his presentation with a blow-by-blow account of those portions of the battle that took place within walking distance of the monument, providing a sneak peak for Sunday morning's Real Time Walking Tour of Princeton Battlefield.

Saturday, January 7th, 2017 -  Peale's Company Muster 10:00am to 5:00pm

The Old Barracks Museum, 101 Barrack Street, Trenton, NJ 08608 

  • At the Old Barracks Museum, members of Charles Wilson Peale's Company will delve into the world and mindset of revolutionary Philadelphians as they drill, demonstrate various 18th century trades, and discuss the radical political climate of the city in 1776-1777.  Send Peale's Company off with a hearty "Huzzah" as they begin their midnight march towards Princeton, arriving at Princeton Battlefield at the same time the original company arrived 240 years ago. For more information, contact 609-396-1776  Admission to the Old Barracks Museum may apply. For more information, visit http://www.barracks.org/  or email, info@barracks.org

Sunday, January 8th, 2017 - "The Battle, a Real Time Tour " from 6:45am to 9:00am 

Meet at the Clarke House, 500 Mercer Street, Princeton, NJ 08648

  • Bundle up and join us for a real time historical tour of the Battle of Princeton, led by British Army historian William P. Tatum III, Ph.D. He will be joined by other re-enactors of various Continental and Congressional regiments, including Peale's Company of Philadelphia Associators that will have marched all night from the Old Barracks Museum, and the famed, British 17th Regiment of Infantry to show us exactly where, when, and why events unfolded that chilly morning in 1777.  You will experience the battle, minute by minute, at the same time of year, 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.

All Princeton events are free and open to the public. $10 per person donation suggested.