Capture the Park Photo ContestOCTOBER 1 - 31
While you’re visiting Washington Crossing Historic Park in October, snap a photo that captures the essence of fall for a chance to see your photo on display in our Visitor Center. You could even win a $50 gift certificate to the Washington Crossing Inn.
Photos must be taken between October 1 and 31, 2016.
Be sure to read the contest rules and Frequently Asked Questions before submitting your entry!
Terrific Turkeys Kids' ProgramNOVEMBER 19
Join us for Terrific Turkeys, a free kids’ program kicking off the park’s new environmental education series on Saturday, November 19, from 11 AM to noon.
The program will be held at the General Greene picnic pavilion in the Lower Park.
Kids ages 5-10 will learn about Pennsylvania’s wild turkeys through stories, games, and a craft led by environmental education specialist Katie Scott.
Though there is no charge for this program, please sign up by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 215-493-4076.
Check the DCNR calendar of events for more environmental and recreational programs coming in the spring.
Free Lecture with Park Volunteer & Author David PriceDECEMBER 4
Washington Crossing Historic Park volunteer David Price has added his own contribution to the growing collection of books about the Revolutionary War and, in particular, Washington’s daring crossing of the Delaware River.
Published by Knox Press, Rescuing the Revolution: Unsung Patriot Heroes and the Ten Crucial Days of America’s War for Independence provides a fresh perspective on the “Ten Crucial Days” of the American Revolution—the period from December 25, 1776 through January 3, 1777 in which the Continental Army won its first three significant victories.
Price wrote the book in less than a year and turned to other historical interpreters at the park for guidance on early drafts of the work.
The book offers a concise but detailed account of a critical moment in our national history.
As one of the park’s historical interpreters, Price regularly leads guided tours of the park focusing on the “Ten Crucial Days” and other historical aspects of the grounds.
David will give a free lecture about the book at the park Visitor Center on Sunday, December 4, starting at 2 PM. Reservations are not required.
The book is available for purchase in the park’s gift shop or online at www.knoxpress.com.
First Crossing ReenactmentDECEMBER 11
The First Crossing event will be held 10 AM to 4 PM (actual crossing at 1 PM). Cost is $8 for adults, $4 for children age five to 11, and free for those under five. All proceeds support future park programs, including the Christmas Day Crossing on December 25, 2016.
Join fellow citizens from around the country for a Bucks County tradition featuring several hundred reenactors clad in Continental military dress and George Washington himself. Listen as General Washington delivers an inspiring speech and then leads his troops across the river in replica Durham boats.
During the first crossing event, hundreds of troops row across the river in uniform just as they do on Christmas Day. In addition, special colonial-era activities and demonstrations throughout the historic village provide your family with a full day of fun and learning. A great way to see the reenactment if you can’t make it on Christmas!