The Old Barracks Association held its 115th Annual Membership Meeting in Trenton, NJ where John G. O’Sullivan was elected President.
Mr. O’Sullivan is a resident of Monmouth Junction, NJ. He and his wife Jacqueline have been members of the association for over 16 years.
The Old Barracks was built in 1758 to house British troops sent to fight in the French and Indian War. The Barracks is also linked to George Washington’s infamous Christmas Battle of Trenton where General Washington and his troops crossed the Delaware River and attacked the British troops during the War of Independence.
“The Old Barracks Museum stands for the teaching and preservation of Colonial history during the Revolutionary time in New Jersey history. Over 11,800 students and over 6,000 other guests, including several hundred foreign nationals, visited the Old Barracks last year,” Mr. O’Sullivan stated in his remarks.
“The programs at the Barracks continue to evolve and grow,” said Mr. O’Sullivan. “For example, in 2017 we partnered with the Nicky Fifth Foundation to provide scholarships to our annual summer camp, which enabled many Trenton children to learn from history.”
The Nicky Fifth Foundation strives to empower New Jersey children through literature, education and awareness. The foundation was founded by author and publisher, Lisa Willever and is named after the main character in her Nicky Fifth chapter book series.