Thursday, 3 March 2016

Jersey Blues 1758

A member of the New Jersey Provincials (Jersey Blues) as they would have looked in the summer of 1758.- from the Old Barracks FB page.

If you live near Trenton New Jersey........

"For King and Colony!" :French and Indian War Weekend
Saturday, April 2 & Sunday, April 3
10 AM - 5 PM
Join us as we journey back to the 1760’s, a time just before the American Revolution, when New Jersey was embroiled in another earlier conflict known as the French and Indian War. Come see first-hand what military life was like in the colonies during times of loyalty to the King of England. Visitors are invited to experience the excitement of a garrison town after a long winter, as the troops would have prepared to move back into battle.
Supplemental activities throughout the day will include morning roll call, musket demonstrations, and presentations by George Bray on the British expedition to take Fort Frontenac by the Jersey Blues. Children are invited to make their own powderhorn, learn how to write with a quill pen, and try on the uniforms of 18th century soldiers.
Included in regular cost of admission: $8-Adults, $6-Seniors/Students, Free-Children 5 and under/Active Military/Members of the Old Barracks Association. Parking for this weekend is free and conveniently located in the small lot directly next to the museum.

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