The Old Barracks Announces New Exhibit

On Friday, March 15th, the Old Barracks will be unveiling their latest exhibit, “A Revolution in the Ranks: The Philadelphia Associators and the Fight for Liberty and Citizenship, 1775-1777”. This carefully curated collection will be on display at the Old Barracks campus, located at 101 Barrack St, Trenton, NJ 08608. This exhibit will be opening before you know it, but if you’re eager to see it even sooner, the museum will be hosting a members-only reception on March 14th that will offer an all-access pass to the soon-to-be-unveiled display. If you are not yet a member of the Old Barrack museum and wish to attend the opening reception, you can sign up for a membership on the Old Barracks website, linked here: Members – Old Barracks.

The upcoming exhibit highlights the origins, service, and legacy of the of Philadelphia Associators, an all-volunteer militia who fought at the Battles of Trenton and Princeton. In this exhibit, guests can look forward to seeing a handbill printed by Associator William Bradford and one of a set of six chairs recently donated to the Old Barracks Museum owned by Associator Captain Joseph Moulder of the 2nd Company of Artillery. The Philadelphia Associators played a significant part in the formation of our community, fighting both with arms during the Revolutionary War, as well as with words in the fight for rights for working people in the newly formed nation. A deeper glimpse at one of the region’s most fascinating fighters,  any history buff is certain to enjoy this remarkable display.

This exhibit is presented by the Old Barracks, a destination for living history in the Capital City. Far more than just a museum, the Old Barracks prides itself in bringing history to life in an immersive and family friendly setting. From unique displays and exhibits to stories of revolutionary times straight from living history reenactors, the Old Barracks offers a one of a kind opportunity to step back in time and see what life was like in Trenton for our colonial predecessors. From its first days in 1758 to the present day, the Old Barracks continues to stay at the center of the action of Trenton’s rich historical past.

To learn more about this and other upcoming events at the Old Barracks Museum, please visit their website, linked here: Old Barracks – Home. If you have any questions or would like to learn ore about how you can join the ranks of the Old Barracks memberships, you can get in touch at (609) 396-1776 or for additional assistance. This exhibit promises to be a riveting experience for all, so do not miss your chance to enjoy this groundbreaking gallery.

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