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Sweet History at the Rising Sun Tavern

Sweet History at the Rising Sun Tavern

Valentine’s Day sweets are older and more remarkable than taste reveals. So sit back, enjoy the candy and learn the tantalizing stories of how each of them came to be true American sweethearts. We’ll start with a sampling of the earliest aphrodisiacs (4,000 years old)...

Hugh Mercer Birthday Celebration

Celebrate the 292nd birthday of Brigadier General and physician Hugh Mercer. Mercer fought at the Battle of Culloden during the Jacobite uprising, and later came to America. Mercer died of wounds suffered in the Battle of Princeton in January 1777.  Celebrate his...
Wreath Laying at Mercer Monument

Wreath Laying at Mercer Monument

Join us as we pay our respects and honor General Hugh Mercer and his legacy at his statue on Washington Avenue. We will be placing a wreath made by Washington Heritage Museums’ gardener.
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