The Princeton battlefield is a living memorial to the brave soldiers who stood their ground on that field nearly 240 years ago, enduring hardships and hazards to forge the nation we are today.
A critical portion of Princeton battlefield is under imminent threat of development. The Institute for Advanced Study wants to build faculty housing on property identified by the National Park Service, historians and archaeologists as the site of the right wing of Washington’s famous charge – the attack that decided the battle. As you read this, the Institute is proceeding with plans to destroy this American treasure, erasing it from our national consciousness forever.
In response to the Institute’s plans, nine national and regional history and conservation groups formed the Save Princeton Coalition to voice support for the preservation of the Washington’s charge site. Please join the coalition, Veterans for Princeton and other organizations in respectfully asking the Institute to cease its construction plans and pursue alternate locations for its housing project. Your signature, along with those of other concerned citizens, sends a powerful message about the importance of saving America’s Revolutionary War past.