On the Road to Victory at Yorktown – The Encampment in Trenton, August 1781

1719 William Trent House 15 Market St, Trenton, New Jersey

Relive the experiences of American and French soldiers as they joined forces for the decisive battle of the Revolutionary War Trenton, NJ (For immediate release)— The Trent House Association hosts an all-day event on Saturday, August 28, 2021, from 10 am to 5 pm, celebrating the 240th anniversary of the Washington-Rochambeau march to victory in […]

Army Meets Town – Trenton 1781

1719 William Trent House 15 Market St, Trenton, New Jersey

In late August-early September 1781, General Washington's Continental troops and General Rochambeau's French troops converged in Trenton where they prepared to cross the Delaware River.

Thousands of soldiers and accompanying civilians with horses and oxen pulling wagons and artillery carriages camped in and around the small town of about 500 residents. The encampment lasted several days as cannon were ferried across the river and people on foot and wagons forded at the Falls of the Delaware. 

Imagine the impact of the army's presence on Trenton and how members of the army might have interacted with townspeople. On Saturday, August 26th, visit the 3rd annual re-enactment of the encampment.

Sankofa Collaborative Workshop: Slavery, It Happened Here Too

Grounds For Sculpture 80 Sculptors Way, Hamilton Township, NJ, United States

The Sankofa Collaborative presents its final workshop of 2023 on Wednesday, October 11th, at the Grounds For Sculpture. Sponsored by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities and the New Jersey Historical Commission, the all-day workshop will focus on methods and sources for tracing African American history. Registration is required at https://sankofacollaborative.org/upcoming-programs and the $60 registration includes admission to the Grounds For Sculpture and meals.


Native American Government and Sovereignty: Narrated by Brianna Dagostino

1719 William Trent House 15 Market St, Trenton, New Jersey

Meet the scriptwriter and narrator of our newest video Saturday, November 18, at 12 noon!

In recognition of Native American Heritage Month, Brianna Dagostino will provide an overview of the Lenape people of New Jersey and introduce the video she researched, scripted, and narrated on "Native American Government & Sovereignty."