Mercer Oak Award


Peter J. Travers, managing member of Chase Field LLC, a diversified investment firm in Princeton, received the PBS 2019 Mercer Oak Award on June13 at a reception at The Nassau Inn, Princeton. Over 75 friends and associates joined PBS in honoring him.

“We are honored to have Peter as a friend and benefactor and to honor him with this award,” noted Jerry Hurwitz, PBS president. “The Mercer Oak stands on the battlefield as a symbol of our January 3, 1777 victory in our struggle for independence. Peter’s partnership, leadership and support best symbolize his love of history, and the strength and dedication to our American Revolutionary War mission of protection, preservation, and promotion. This tribute highlights his dedication to the heritage of the Battle of Princeton and the land on which it was fought.”

In 2018, Raoul Momo, co-owner of the Momo Restaurant Group, received the Mercer Oak Award.

In addition to the award, made from an piece of the original Mercer Oak, the evening included with a video (below) of Mr. Travers expressing his personal feelings about American history and the Battle of Princeton. The evening included a silent auction, flowers donated by WildFlowers, and tributes in a printed program.