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101 Barrack Street
Trenton, NJ 08608 United States

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October 2017

The Old Barracks’ Fall Lecture Series Featuring Robert Smith and “Manufacturing Independence”

October 21 at 12:30 pm
The Old Barracks Museum, 101 Barrack Street
Trenton, NJ 08608 United States
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"Manufacturing Independence: Industrial Innovation in the American Revolution" by Robert Smith ​Saturday, October 21 | 1 PM Reception at 12:30 PM The American colonies were not logistically prepared for revolution and this became painfully obvious in war's first years. Trade networks were destroyed, inflation undermined the economy, and American artisans could not produce or repair enough weapons to keep the Continental Army in the field. The Continental Congress responded to this crisis by mobilizing the nation's manufacturing sector for war. Congress…

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The Old Barracks’ Fall Lecture Series Featuring Garry Wheeler Stone and “Fatal Sunday”

October 24 at 6:30 pm
The Old Barracks Museum, 101 Barrack Street
Trenton, NJ 08608 United States
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"Fatal Sunday: George Washington, the Monmouth Campaign, and the Politics of Battle" by Garry Wheeler Stone Tuesday, October 24 | 7 PM Reception at 6:30 PM Garry Wheeler Stone will present a lecture titled "Monmouth: The Battle that Silenced Washington's Critics" based off the research in Fatal Sunday, which he co-authored with Mark Lender. Stone is a retired New Jersey State Park Service historian and an expert on the cultural geography of the battlefield.​ Historians have long considered the Battle of Monmouth…

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November 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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