Inside the Faculty room in Nassau Hall in Princeton, New Jersey.

Inside the Faculty room in Nassau Hall in Princeton, New Jersey.

Visitors entering the Faculty Room of Nassau Hall are instantly struck by the richness of its paneling and the arrangement of the benches facing each other modeled after seating in the British House of Commons. The room was used as both a library and a prayer hall by the college. The Continental Congress having fled Philadelphia in 1783 out of fear that soldiers demanding back pay might riot, met in Nassau Hall, thus making it temporarily the capitol of the United States. Consequently, Nassau Hall was the setting for the first formal visit by a foreign minister, Peter John Van Berkel of the Netherlands, extending recognition to the new United States of America.

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Princeton Regional Revolutionary War Roundtable: Prelude to the Crossing

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Black Founders: The Forten Family of Philadelphia

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George Washington’s Birthday Celebration

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Tending the Wounded: The Role of the Revolutionary War Nurse

“Travels with Darley: Revolutionary Road” at New Jersey Historic Sites, Event at the Morris Museum on February 18

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Washington Association of New Jersey 150th Annual: History Rediscovered

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Four Centuries of African American Soldiers

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Four Centuries of African American Soldiers

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