The Old Barracks Museum: Military History at the Heart of the Garden State

Last year, I wrote on this site about some of Trenton’s historical offerings. It proved to be one of my most popular posts. Trenton is still very important to me in my daily life. I have had a long-term internship there for the past year, so I find myself walking in the city often, seeing … Continue reading The Old Barracks Museum: Military History at the Heart of the Garden State

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New Bridge Landing: 240th Anniversary Revolutionary War Reenactment Celebration (Video)

On Sunday, November 20th, 2016, the Bergen County Historical Society celebrated the 240th anniversary of the Battle of New Bridge. The celebration included a Revolutionary War reenactment along with various festivities and tours of the site. The battle of New Bridge Landing was a pivotal Revolutionary War battle that took place on November 20th, 1776. … Continue reading New Bridge Landing: 240th Anniversary Revolutionary War Reenactment Celebration (Video)

Red Bank Battlefield: Reliving the Revolution with Tradition and Family Fun

For most people, autumn usually means Halloween, beautiful trees, food comas, family, and experiencing the horror of mid-terms. However, autumn holds a special place in my heart as Revolutionary War reenactment season. Growing up in the northeast, I have had the luxury of experiencing a number of them. Revolutionary War reenactments are commonplace and are a … Continue reading Red Bank Battlefield: Reliving the Revolution with Tradition and Family Fun

Revolutionary Trenton: The Story and Sites of One of America’s Great Early Cities

State capitals. Most people usually get confused when they have to name them, myself included. Why isn’t New York City the capital of New York? For California, why was Sacramento chosen over Los Angeles and San Francisco? The same could be said for Illinois, choosing the capital Springfield, rather than Chicago. There are many examples … Continue reading Revolutionary Trenton: The Story and Sites of One of America’s Great Early Cities