December 3, 2019 Share

Blacks at the Old Barracks

Blacks at the Old Barracks

Trenton, NJ— Algernon Ward Jr. of Trenton will provide a presentation on the topic of “Blacks at The Old Barracks” which will explore the roles of African Americans in the operation of The Old Barracks as a home for soldiers and a military hospital.

Blacks at the Old Barracks lecture will be held on December 30, at 1:00 PM. For more information call 609-396-1776 or visit www.barracks.org. This free event is hosted by the Old Barracks Museum and is part of Patriots Week, a week-long celebration of Trenton’s revolutionary history. Visit www.patriotsweek.com for more information on this and other events.

ABOUT THE OLD BARRACKS MUSEUM: The Old Barracks Museum preserves the history of a building that was built as a French and Indian War military barracks and used as a Revolutionary War military hospital. It stood witness to Washington’s crucial victory at the Battle of Trenton. In 1903, members of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Colonial Dames organized The Old Barracks Association and spearheaded a campaign to fund a major restoration, in partnership with the State of New Jersey. The building has been used as a museum for over a century and has frequently been used as a symbol for the state of New Jersey. The Old Barracks Museum welcomes visitors from across the state as well as around the world.