Rower Recruitment NightAUGUST 2
Washington Crossing Historic Park is seeking rowers and boat crew members for its annual reenactments of George Washington’s crossing of the Delaware River in December. Interested men and women can find out more at an informational meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 2, from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Continental Tavern in Yardley.
Current crew members will explain the requirements and obligations of rowing during the annual December programs and detail safety precautions, including an upcoming boat drill scheduled for Sunday, August 21, at Core Creek Park in Langhorne.
Two reenactments are scheduled for this year. The first will be held Sunday, Dec. 11, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and the 64th annual Christmas Day crossing will take place from noon to 3 p.m. on Dec. 25 (actual crossing at 1 p.m. on both days).
Colonial Cosmetics WorkshopAUGUST 21
The public is invited to a workshop on 18th-century cosmetics on Sunday, August 21, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the park’s Visitor Center.
During this hands-on class with historian Clarissa Dillon, PhD, participants will craft historically accurate items for themselves such as hand smoothers, lip salve, facial cleanser, rouge pads and tooth powder. Traditional cosmetic items from the colonial era will be displayed and discussed.
The workshop fee is $20 per person; the class is limited to the first 15 people. Participants must be 12 years or older.
An historian, demonstrator, interpreter and teacher, Dillon is a frequent presenter throughout the Philadelphia region. She has been a consultant at the 1696 Thomas Massey House in Broomall; Cedar Grove, a Fairmount Park House in Philadelphia; Waynesborough in Paoli; the William Trent House in Trenton; and Rockingham in Rocky Hill, N.J.
For more information or to register for this workshop, call 215-493-4076.
Colonial Days CampAUGUST 22 - 26
Parents looking to “unplug” their children from the modern world for a few days this summer can sign them up for a day camp being offered at Washington Crossing Historic Park.
The week-long “Colonial Days Camp” will be held August 22 to 26 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day for children in grades kindergarten through 5th.
Participants will learn about and participate in activities such as colonial cooking, candle dipping, gardening, craft making, 18th century games and more.
Cost is $200 per child or $360 for two. Before- and after-care will be offered from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. for an additional $50 per child.
For more information or to register, contact Jennifer Martin at 215-493-4076.