Crossroads Heritage Area Partners like the Old Barracks Museum are places where visitors of all ages can get first-person accounts of life during the American Revolution. Recently, the National Park Service’s National Heritage Areas podcast featured the role of black soldiers, including Loyalist (and Revolutionary Neighbor) Colonel Tye. Old Barracks historical interpreter Daryian Kelton explains how his portrayal of the 18th century soldier helps visitors better understand the complex issues that prompted black men to join the military on the British or Continental sides.
Also in the podcast, Crossroads Executive Director Janice Selinger explains the impact of our Revolutionary Neighbors program, highlighting our ongoing program to help educate Trenton schoolchildren about the Revolutionary-era history that took place in their own neighborhood..
Hear what Daryian and Janice have to say on the NPS National Heritage Areas podcast.