Princeton Battlefield Society and Morven Museum and Gardens present...


SOLDIERS AND CIVILIANS IN PRINCETON DURING THE TEN CRUCIAL DAYS: Winter 1776 to 1777
Sunday, December 2, 2018
1:30 to 5:00pm
Stockton Educational Center at Morven Museum and Gardens
55 Stockton St, Princeton, NJ 08540


Parking Is Available at Morven And The Princeton Municipal Parking Lot
Light refreshments will be available


Cost: $15 per person, Onsite $20 per person. 

The Old Barracks Museum Shop will be selling the authors’ books.

Signed books make great holiday gifts!
 


Join the Princeton Battlefield Society and Morven Museum and Gardens as we welcome four noted historians discuss the people, and the military actions during the pivotal time in America’s War for Independence. Princeton, the town and the battle, solidified its place in America’s founding. This program will be held the new Stockton Educational Center at Morven Museum and Gardens.  Morven played an important role in the events during the Ten Crucial Days so you will be hearing about what happened, where it happened! Come hear how history was forged in your backyard.

 THE CIVILIANS - Larry Kidder will discuss the disruptive experiences of the people living in and near Princeton during December 1776 and early January 1777. We will hear about the trials and tribulations of our revolutionary neighbors and how they survived the darkest of the Ten Crucial Days.

  • Larry is a retired high school history teacher who taught at The Hun School of Princeton for 32 years. Larry is active in several local historical and an avid member of the Association for Living History, Farm, and Agricultural Museums (ALHFAM), the Washington's Crossing Roundtable of the American Revolution, and the New Jersey Living History Advisory Council. He is a member of the Advisory Council for Crossroads of the American Revolution. He is the author of A PEOPLE HARASSED AND EXHAUSTED: The Story of a New Jersey Militia Regiment in the American Revolution, CROSSROADS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION: Trenton 1774 to 1783 and TEN CRUCIAL DAYS: Washington’s Vision for Victory Unfolds. 


THE BRITISH - Don N. Hagist will tell us about the British 17th Regiment of Foot that fought at Princeton, presenting the nationalities, ages, background and experience of the common soldiers. We will hear about the diversity of the army by detailing the careers of several individual soldiers.


  • Don is managing editor of Journal of the American Revolution (allthingsliberty.com). His focus on demographics and material culture of the British Army in the American Revolution. His primary source research in Great Britain and America seeks to better understand the thousands of professional British soldiers who served during the 1775-1783 war. He maintains a blog about British common soldiers, redcoat76.blogspot.com, and has published a number of articles in academic journals. His most recent books are THE REVOLUTION’S LAST MEN: The Soldiers behind the Photographs and BRITISH SOLDIERS, AMERICAN WAR.


 THE AMERICANS - Joseph Seymour will present the history of the Philadelphia Associators that fought at Trenton and Princeton. This legendary Pennsylvania militia “association” formed in the defense of our neighboring state, helped to turn the tide of battle against a more experienced, better equipped enemy.

  •  Joe is an Historian at the US Army Center of Military where he specializes in National Guard and militia history.  His primary interest is Pennsylvania in the 18thcentury.  Before coming to the Center of Military History, he worked at a number of historic sites in the Philadelphia area.  He has written several articles on the subject and has led staff rides to several Revolutionary War battlefields, and more recently, World War I battlefields in France.  He is the author of Pennsylvania Associators, 1747-1777.  He holds a Master of Arts in History from Temple University.  


 Moderator: Glenn F. Williams is a Senior Historian at the U.S. Army Center of Military History. Williams is a retired Army officer who has served as the Historian of the National Museum of the U.S. Army Project, Senior Historian of the Army Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Commemoration at the Center of Military History, Historian for the American Battlefield Protection Program of the National Park Service, Curator/ Historian of the USS ConstellationMuseum, and Assistant Curator of the Baltimore Civil War Museum.  He is the author of YEAR OF THE HANGMAN: George Washington’s Campaign against the Iroquois recipient of the Thomas J. Fleming Award for the 2005 Outstanding Revolutionary War Book, and one of “The 100 Best American Revolution Books of All Time” by the Journal of the American Revolution and the recently released DUNMORE’S WAR: The Last Conflict of America’s Colonial Era,  He holds a Ph.D. in History from the University of Maryland.  

 This program is made possible in part by the Mercer County Cultural and Heritage Commission through funding from the New Jersey Historical Commission, Department of State and the Mercer County Board of Chosen Freeholders. The Princeton Battlefield Society would also like to thank the David Library of the American Revolution and the Terra Momo Restaurant Group for their contributions to this program. Type your paragraph here.