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Dec. 26th – Author talk-The Road to Assunpink Creek

December 26, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Free

Please join us on December 26th from noon to 1 p.m. in the Level 2 reading room for a Patriot’s Week program with author David Price.  The talk is based on his book, The Road to Assunpink Creek: Liberty’s Desperate Hour and the Ten Crucial Days of the American Revolution.

The author looks at the importance of the Battle of Assunpink Creek on January 2, 1777. This encounter has generally received less attention from historians than the other two engagements fought during the “Ten Crucial Days” of the American Revolution; however, an argument will be made during the talk that it was the most pivotal event of those days and perhaps of the entire Revolutionary struggle.

David Price holds degrees in political science from Drew University and Rutgers University – New Brunswick, and was a nonpartisan research analyst with the New Jersey Legislature for 31 years. He is a historical interpreter at Washington Crossing Historic Park in Pennsylvania, and conducts guided interpretive tours at this Registered National Historic Landmark and site of the Continental Army’s crossing of the Delaware River in 1776. He focuses on the “Ten Crucial Days” of the American Revolution and other historical aspects of the park.

In addition to his newest book, David is the author of Rescuing the Revolution: Unsung Patriot Heroes and the Ten Crucial Days of America’s War for Independence. He is a member of various national and local organizations relating to the Revolutionary War and lives in Lawrence Township, NJ.

This event is part of Trenton area Patriot’s Week celebration. Seating for this program is on a first come, first served basis. Once the room capacity of 75 individuals is reached, no further attendees will be admitted. If you have questions, please contact Cindy Warrick at cwarrick@njstatelib.org or 609-278-2640 ext. 172.

 

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Date:
December 26, 2018
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Website:
www.njstatelib.org

Venue

New Jersey State Library
185 West State Street
Trenton, NJ 08608 United States
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Phone:
609-278-2640
Website:
www.njstatelib.org

Organizer

Cindy Warrick, Sr. Public Information Asst.
Phone:
609-278-2640
Email:
cwarrick@njstatelib.org
Website:
www.njstatelib.org