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April 2020

CANCELED: Lecture on “The Property of the Nation”

April 19 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Washington Crossing Historic Park – Visitor Center & Historic Village, 1112 River Road
Washington Crossing, PA 18977 United States
Free

Amid concerns about the potential spread of COVID-19, all public events, programs and tours at Washington Crossing Historic Park and all other Pennsylvania state parks have been canceled, effective immediately and lasting through April 30. --- Dr. Matthew Costello, senior historian of the White House Historical Association, will visit Washington Crossing Historic Park (PA). The lecture is free and will be held in the Visitor Center auditorium. Costello will present a free public lecture on his 2019 book, The Property of the Nation: George Washington's Tomb, Mount Vernon and the Memory of the First President. Costello's book explores the evolution…

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CANCELED: April Book Club Meeting

April 20 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Washington Crossing Historic Park – Visitor Center & Historic Village, 1112 River Road
Washington Crossing, PA 18977 United States
Free

Amid concerns about the potential spread of COVID-19, all public events, programs and tours at Washington Crossing Historic Park and all other Pennsylvania state parks have been canceled, effective immediately and lasting through April 30. Museum curator Kimberly McCarty will lead a virtual Zoom discussion of the The Men Who Lost America by Andrew O’Shaughnessy. Participants should be prepared to discuss Chapters Six and Seven.

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CANCELED: Wheat & Sheep Day

April 25 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Washington Crossing Historic Park – Thompson-Neely Farmstead, 1638 River Road
New Hope, United States
Free – $8

Amid concerns about the potential spread of COVID-19, all public events, programs and tours at Washington Crossing Historic Park and all other Pennsylvania state parks have been canceled, effective immediately and lasting through April 30. --- Roll up your sleeves and experience life on a colonial-era farmstead! At this family-friendly event, watch as the Thompson-Neely sheep are shorn of their wool using period-accurate techniques and tools. You'll also go behind-the-scenes of various colonial-era trades, see how sheep's fleece was used by colonists for clothing, watch a cooper create barrels, and tour the Thompson-Neely House and the grist mill across the…

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May 2020

Spirit of America’s Story: The Wall

May 2 - May 9
Washington Crossing Historic Park – Visitor Center & Historic Village, 1112 River Road
Washington Crossing, PA 18977 United States
Free

Washington Crossing Historic Park will host host The Spirit of America’s Story, a traveling memorial exhibit commemorating the United States Armed Forces and the fight for freedom—from 1775 through today. This exhibit will remain in the park's Visitor Center from May 2-9, with viewing hours from 10 AM to 5 PM. Admission is free, and guests of all ages are welcome. The 100-foot-long exhibit uses rich illustrations and visual stories to capture and preserve the spirit, sacrifices, and vast history of the American people. Attendees will also be able to pay tribute to the men and women in the U.S.…

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Washington Crossing Spring Brewfest

May 2 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Washington Crossing Historic Park – Thompson-Neely Farmstead, 1638 River Road
New Hope, United States
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We are closely monitoring the public health concerns with COVID-19. At this time, the May 2 Spring Brewfest is still on. If cancellation or postponement is required, we will announce that on the website, through social media, and via an email to all ticketholders. The tenth annual Washington Crossing Spring Brewfest – which sells out every year – will be held on Saturday, May 2, from 12:30 to 4:30 PM in a wooded, riverside section of Washington Crossing Historic Park behind the Thompson-Neely House. The event features sampling of at least 130 beers from more than 60 regional and national…

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Curator Tour: A Glorious Enterprise

May 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Washington Crossing Historic Park – Visitor Center & Historic Village, 1112 River Road
Washington Crossing, PA 18977 United States
Free

Join Washington Crossing Historic Park curator Kimberly McCarty for a free gallery tour of the Visitor Center exhibit, A Glorious Enterprise: Washington's Crossing of the Delaware. The gallery tour is set for Sunday, May 3 at 7 PM. The long-term exhibit explores the Christmas night crossing in 1776 and the Continental Army’s encampment at the Thompson-Neely House during the days that preceded it. Authentic and reproduction objects shape a family-oriented, tactile experience. “While we understand the importance of the larger context, and connecting the crossing to those battles, we want to tell the story of what happened here and connect…

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Hearth Cooking Class (AT CAPACITY)

May 9 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Washington Crossing Historic Park – Visitor Center & Historic Village, 1112 River Road
Washington Crossing, PA 18977 United States
$65

This class has reached capacity, and registration has closed.   Join a handful of other cooks to prepare an authentic 18th-century meal at Washington Crossing Historic Park on Saturday, May 9, from 10 AM to 3 PM. Please arrive at 9:45 AM. You’ll learn the basic techniques of open hearth cooking in the Hibbs House. Using the hearth, you'll prepare a seasonal 18th-century meal with a special Mother's Day dessert, and then enjoy the meal as a group at the end of the class. Please note that the food may include ingredients such as wheat, eggs, and meat, and the…

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May Book Club Meeting: The Men Who Lost America

May 18 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Washington Crossing Historic Park – Visitor Center & Historic Village, 1112 River Road
Washington Crossing, PA 18977 United States
Free

The May meeting of the Washington Crossing Historic Park Book Club is set for Monday, May 18, at 5:30 PM in the Visitor Center. In this meeting, museum curator Kimberly McCarty will lead a discussion of the The Men Who Lost America by Andrew O’Shaughnessy. Participants should be prepared to discuss Chapters Eight, Nine, and the conclusion. Participation is free and open to all. Members should provide their own books. To register, please call the park Visitor Center at 215-493-4076.

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Jazz on the Riverbank

May 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Washington Crossing Historic Park – Visitor Center & Historic Village, 1112 River Road
Washington Crossing, PA 18977 United States
Free

Need an excuse to enjoy the great outdoors on a beautiful spring evening? On Saturday, May 23 at 6 PM, bring a picnic dinner down to the riverbank near the Visitor Center for a free live jazz concert at Washington Crossing Historic Park (PA). No tickets or registration required. The performers, The Triple Ts, are a jazz-fusion trio based in Philadelphia. Performing original music and arrangements of forgotten pop classics, they have toured the US following the release of their album, The Session Vol. 1. They have performed in Philadelphia at places like Chris’ Jazz Cafe, World Cafe Live and The…

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Memorial Day Ceremony

May 24 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Washington Crossing Historic Park – Thompson-Neely Farmstead, 1638 River Road
New Hope, United States
Free

Washington Crossing Historic Park will hold its annual Memorial Day ceremony on Sunday, May 24 at 1:00 PM at the gravesite of Continental soldiers located near the Thompson-Neely House. The observation will include a colonial color guard, fife and drum music, Revolutionary War reenactors, the Guardians of the National Cemetery Firing Party, Daughters of the American Revolution, veterans, and other honored guests. During the ceremony, American flags will be placed on the graves. The gravesite marks the resting place of soldiers who died during the Continental army’s December 1776 encampment in Bucks County. Although no Americans were killed during the Delaware…

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