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Battle of Princeton
Sunday, January 8, 2023 at 9:15 am
On Sunday, Jan. 8, 2023, the Princeton Battlefield Society (PBS) will mark the 246th anniversary of the Battle of Princeton – fought on Jan. 3, 1777- with its signature educational event, “Experience the Battle of Princeton”.
The event will begin at 9:45 a.m. with introductions and comments on the “Ten Crucial Days” campaign of 1776-77 that encompassed the battle.
Members of the general public are urged to arrive at the site by 9:15 a.m.
A narrated reenactment of a portion of the Battle of Princeton will begin at 10:00 a.m. featuring reenactors portraying Crown and Continental forces.
The reenactment will conclude by 11 a.m. Attendees will then have an opportunity to interact and converse with living historians and battle reenactors.
At 11:30 a.m., the New Jersey Society, Sons of the American Revolution will join other hereditary organizations as well as representatives of legacy National Guard and British Army units whose antecedents fought at the battle in a wreath laying ceremony at the Memorial Grove behind the Colonnade on the battlefield.
Tours of the historic Thomas Clarke House, the only building on site remaining from the time of the battle, will also be offered beginning at 1:00 p.m.
All are invited to experience, first-hand, the culmination at Princeton of the Ten Crucial Days that changed American history.
Pre-registration for this program is required at www.pbs1777.org.
“Experience the Battle of Princeton” is sponsored by NJM Insurance Group, The George H. and Estelle M.Sands Foundation, the New Jersey Society – Sons of the American Revolution, the Princeton-Mercer Regional Convention & Visitors Bureau, and generous support of donors and partners. Proceeds will help expand PBS’s educational programs and services.