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Light & Life in the Colonies Tour at the Old Barracks Museum

November 14 at 7:00 pm

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One event on November 21, 2017 at 7:00pm

Light & Life in the Colonies Tour
Tour the Old Barracks Museum in the evening twilight to discover first-hand how light and darkness affected daily activities, work, and entertainment in the 18th century.
Availability of light varied among social class and rank. This 45 minute tour is not simply “Barracks-by-night”, but instead focuses on life after sunset before electricity. See how access to light was dictated by social standing and rank by comparing the candles available in the soldiers’ quarters and the officers’ house. The tailor’s shop in the museum will show how the work day was impacted by sunlight.Tuesday, November 14 & Tuesday, November 21
Museum opens at 6:45 PM; Tour begins at 7 PM
Admission: $10; $5-Old Barracks Association Members

Advance Tickets Required – Call 609-396-1776

ABOUT THE OLD BARRACKS MUSEUM: The Old Barracks Museum preserves the history of a building constructed as a French and Indian War military barracks and used as a Revolutionary War hospital. It also stood witness to Washington’s crucial victory at the Battle of Trenton. At the beginning of the 20th century, members of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Colonial Dames organized The Old Barracks Association and spearheaded a campaign to purchase the building. The building has been a museum for over a century, and has frequently been used as a symbol for the state of New Jersey. The Old Barracks Museum welcomes visitors from across the state as well as around the world.
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Details

Date:
November 14
Time:
7:00 pm

Venue

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