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Princeton Battlefield Society marks 245th anniversary of the Battle of Princeton

People rest on the steps of colonnade at Princeton Battlefield State Park in Princeton on May 19. 

The Princeton Battlefield Society (PBS) will mark the 245th anniversary of the Battle of Princeton – fought on Jan. 3, 1777 – with “Experience the Battle of Princeton” on Jan. 2.

The event will begin at 8:30 a.m. at Princeton Battlefield State Park, 500 Mercer Road, Princeton.

Due to concerns regarding COVID-19 transmission, the first stage of the program on Jan. 2 has been altered.

The pre-reenactment introductory lecture by historian and author Larry Kidder, originally scheduled for 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., will be presented online prior to the event.

Event registration (or check-in for those who are pre-registered) will still be open as of 8:30 a.m., and visitors are welcome to arrive at or after that time, explore the battlefield, and meet with both American and British re-enactors prior to the reenactment, according to a press release.

Following a brief introductory presentation at 9:50 a.m., attendees can watch the narrated re-enactment starting at 10:00 a.m., with British and American re-enactors, including artillery.

Following the reenactment, the New Jersey Sons of the American Revolution will hold a wreath laying ceremony at the Memorial Grove behind the colonnade on the battlefield at 11:30 a.m.

Tours of the historic Thomas Clarke House will also be offered.

Pre-registration is required at www.pbs1777.org.

For updated information about the event, visit www.pbs1777.org.

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