Spring in bloom at the Old Barracks is a sight unlike any other. Blossoming flowers and trees buzzing with seasonal signs help bring life to this historic site. If you’re ready for spring cleaning and want to help prepare the Old Barracks for the coming season, volunteers are needed for this year’s installment of Park Day.
On Saturday, April 15th, you are invited to the Old Barracks for a day of spring cleaning fun. The day will kick off at 9 am at the Barracks campus, 101 Barrack St, Trenton, NJ 08608. Volunteers ages 12 and older are welcome to grab a rake, roll their sleeves, and help the Old Barracks prepare for their next season of exciting programming. There is a specific need for volunteers who may be able to offer the use of a truck, as well as volunteers who can lift heavier loads such as logs. If you want to participate in this productive afternoon, registration is available here: Register – Old Barracks.
This event will be held from 9 am to 1 pm, and guests are invited to stay for part or all of the day’s proceedings. Attendees are asked to bring their rakes, gloves, gardening supplies, etc., while the Old Barracks will provide coffee and doughnuts for their hard-working volunteers. During Park Day, the Old Barracks will be closed to the public, giving volunteers a behind-the-scenes look at one of Trenton’s most famous tourist attractions. As an extra special thank you for your time, attendees of this event will also have the opportunity to enjoy a private tour of the Barracks following the event. You can confirm on the registration form linked above if you wish to attend the time.
Park Day is a national effort by the American Battlefield Trust to help maintain and beautify battlefields and historical sites throughout the country. Since its founding, more than 45,000 hours of labor have been contributed to preserving and pristine the nation’s landmarks. This event offers volunteer groups, families, scouting groups, and more the opportunity to directly contribute to upholding American history. If you’d like to read more about this initiative, additional details can be found here: Park Day – American Battlefield Trust.
The Old Barracks is one of Trenton’s most iconic landmarks, having stood the test of time since the Revolutionary War. Through their innovative programming, tours, and more, the Barracks bring our nation’s history to life and tell the stories of the people, places, and ideas responsible for shaping the country. Venues such as the Old Barracks are integral to making history approachable and relatable to today’s generation. More information regarding all the Old Barracks has to offer and how you can get involved can be accessed here: Home – Old Barracks.
More than meets the eye goes into bringing the past to life at the Old Barracks, and now’s your chance to make it happen! All volunteers interested in attending should RSVP as soon as possible. If you have any questions before attending, please get in touch with the Old Barracks at firstname.lastname@example.org or 609-396-1776 for additional details. Don’t miss the chance to be a part of a revolutionary afternoon of service, be sure to register today!
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