Trinka Hanks Noble                                               Wil Mara


Sunday, September 23rd

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 Hakes Noble, Wil Mara  and  Robert J. Skead!
  •  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.

Advance Registration donations $10 per family (on field registration the day of the event will be $15).  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.  There will be a food truck!  

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.