This lecture is a lead-in to the following weekend's event Manufacturing a Revolution: Trenton During the Winter of 1778 on Saturday, March 23 & Sunday, March 24.
Historian Larry Kidder will present a free, illustrated lecture entitled “Trenton Makes – the Army Takes” on Tuesday, March 19 at 7:00pm. This talk explains the contributions made by Trenton residents to supplying the material needs of the Continental Army and the New Jersey militia. Learn about the real people whose skills will be demonstrated at the event Manufacturing a Revolution: Trenton During the Winter of 1778 over the weekend of March 23-24 and how those people also provided other services to the cause. No one could just do their normal job and ignore the Revolution taking place around them. This talk is based on Mr. Kidder’s research for his two most recent publications: Crossroads of the Revolution: Trenton, 1774-1783 and Ten Crucial Days: Washington’s Vision for Victory Unfolds, which will be available for pre-order by calling the Quartermaster’s Store at 609-777-3599.