Hessians and the Ten Crucial Days

December 16, 2017 - 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Museum of the American Revolution

Free with Museum admission. 

Late on the night of Christmas Day, 1776, Washington’s army crossed the Delaware and went on to defeat a force of Hessians at the Battle of Trenton. But who were these strange German soldiers who fought with the British? All weekend meet costumed living history interpreters portraying Hessians and visit a Museum educator in the galleries that highlight objects and stories from these winter battles.

Saturday, Dec. 16 You may know about the 12 Days of Christmas, but have you heard about the 10 Crucial Days of the Revolutionary War? On Saturday afternoon from 1:00 – 3:00 pm, our Assistant Curator will present a special object-based program about the ten crucial days in the winter of 1776.