“The Christmas Night Crossing” Lecture at Washington Crossing

Washington Crossing State Park Washington Crossing State Park, Washington Crossing, New Jersey

Using diaries and letters of the participants, Washington Crossing State Park Historian Clay Craighead will give a lecture on the significance of the Christmas Night Crossing and the Battle of […]

Christmas Day Crossing Reenactment

Celebrate the “Christmas Day Crossing Reenactment,” arranged by the Washington Crossing Historic Park of PA, as we commemorate General George Washington’s famous Christmas night crossing of the Delaware. A history […]

Old Barracks Colonial Ball

Old Barracks Museum

The Colonial Ball will take place on Friday, December 29th, at 7pm. It will be held at the Masonic Temple, across the street from the museum. This is your opportunity to […]

$35 – $40
Event Series The Battles of Trenton

The Battles of Trenton

Old Barracks Museum

The Battles of Trenton Reenactments will be held on Saturday, December 30th. The first reenactment will take place at 11am at the Battle Monument, the second will begin at 3pm in Mill Hill Park. Come to the museum to watch and follow the soldiers as they march out to fight on the original battlefields. These […]

First Day Walking Tour of Historic New Bridge Landing

Historic New Bridge Landing 1201 Main Street, River Edge, New Jersey

Join Bergen County Historical Society’s Past President and Museum Collection Chair Deborah Powell on Monday January 1st 1 pm- 2:30 pm for a First Day Walking Tour of Historic New Bridge Landing. Learn about the history of three Jersey-Dutch sandstone houses on site and explore the sites complex history beginning with the Native Americans, the […]

Old Dutch New Year First Day Hike: Jerseyman’s New Year in Virginia, 1774

Wallace House and Old Dutch Parsonage 71 Somerset Street, Somerville, New Jersey

Enjoy an afternoon walk along Somerville's Peters Brook Greenway and Main Street. Along the way we read passages from the Journal of Philip Vickers Fithian for a Jerseyman in Virginia's account of New Year's Day 1774, unknowingly on the eve of the American Revolution.  Wear sturdy footgear and dress for the weather. Bring water and […]

Battle of Princeton Reenactment

Princeton Battlefield State Park 500 Mercer Road, Princeton, New Jersey

Come experience the Battle of Princeton on its 247th Anniversary! Princeton Battlefield State Park, New Jersey; Sunday, January 7, 2024; 9:00AM - 1:00PM Join us for a reenactment of the January 3, 1777 Battle of Princeton, followed by a memorial wreath-laying ceremony at the Colonnade and Memorial Grove. Register at www.pbs1777.org. Highlights of the day […]

Afterschool Adventures: Money Talks!

Liberty Hall Museum 1003 Morris Ave, Union, New Jersey

Take a closer look at those coins in your piggy bank! During early American times, colonists used a variety of currency to make purchases. We’ll look back at how colonial commerce functioned from bartering to trading in various currencies. Then, we’ll learn how modern coins are designed before creating an original design for our own […]