Trinka Hanks Noble                                                                   Wil Mara


Sunday, September 23

10 am to 4 pm
@ the  Battlefield

Activities for school-age children and families will highlight colonial life and the American Revolutionary War.   It is the second 2018 educational forum underwritten in part by a Mercer County Cultural & Heritage Commission grant and sponsored by NJM Insurance Group.

  • Revolutionary War Living Historians will demonstrate camp life and the impact of the revolution.  Kids will participate in marching and drilling and witness musket firing and cannon firing.
  •  Observe colonial life through the skills of craftspeople.
  •  Meet and listen to George and Martha Washington, Ben Franklin, and  authors of children’s historic books, featuring Trinka Hanks Noble and Wil Mara!
  •  Learn about New Jersey as the Crossroads of the American Revolution by visiting information tables set up by area historic site.
  •  Take a walking tour to learn more about the Battle of Princeton and spend time in the Thomas Clarke House & Museum.

Registration donations ($10 per family).  Registered families will receive gifts for children such as a balloon, Young Patriots Day button, Princeton Battlefield coloring book, activity books, and a free raffle.  A printed map of activities and schedule and a new brochure on the Battle of Princeton will be available along with a “Commissary Tent” for souvenirs, hats, mugs, t-shirts, and flags.  A food truck is being recruited.  

Proceeds from Young Patriots' Day will be used to further the mission of the Princeton Battlefield Society which includes educational activities and interpretive materials and signage.