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February 2020

George Washington’s Birthday Party

February 16 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Washington Crossing Historic Park – Visitor Center & Historic Village, 1112 River Road
Washington Crossing, PA 18977 United States
Free

Bring the whole family to help George Washington celebrate his 288th birthday on Sunday, February 16, from noon to 4 PM at Washington Crossing Historic Park. Admission is free! Various children’s activities will be offered in the park buildings and Visitor Center. At 3 PM, visitors will sing Happy Birthday to George and enjoy cake that he will cut with his sword. Entries for the park's first-ever Let's Draw George! drawing contest can be brought to the birthday party. Please note that prizes are offered only to artists 12 and younger.

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February Book Club Meeting: The Men Who Lost America

February 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

The February meeting of the Washington Crossing Historic Park Book Club is set for Thursday, February 20, 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 Four and Five. 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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March 2020

March Book Club Meeting: The Men Who Lost America

March 16 @ 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 March meeting of the Washington Crossing Historic Park Book Club is set for Monday, March 16, 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 Six and Seven. 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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April 2020

Lecture on “The Property of the Nation: George Washington’s Tomb, Mount Vernon and the Memory of the First President”

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

Dr. Matthew Costello, senior historian of the White House Historical Association, will visit Washington Crossing Historic Park (PA) on Sunday, April 19 at 2 PM. 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 of George Washington's legacy during the early Republic by focusing on his tomb at Mount Vernon. Costello will share: The efforts to move Washington's remains elsewhere for political reasons…

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April Book Club Meeting: The Men Who Lost America

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

The April meeting of the Washington Crossing Historic Park Book Club is set for Monday, April 20, 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 Chapter Eight 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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May 2020

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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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 breweries, live music and food vendors. Details about vendors, breweries, and more are available on the Brewfest website. The brewfest is organized by and benefits the non-profit Friends of Washington Crossing Park. All proceeds are directed to educational and historical programming in the park. To…

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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

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

Let's get cooking! 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 class will involve some lifting of kettles…

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Lecture: Fever and Sickness in the Continental Army

May 31 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Washington Crossing Historic Park – Visitor Center & Historic Village, 1112 River Road
Washington Crossing, PA 18977 United States
Free

Historian Kim Burdick will visit Washington Crossing Historic Park (PA) on Sunday, May 31 at 2 PM. She'll present a free lecture discussing the dangers of the rampant spread of disease in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War. The most dangerous place for a soldier during the war was not the battlefield. Living in close quarters with hundreds of other soldiers, the most dangerous place for a soldier was actually the encampments. In fact, fever and infections killed more soldiers than any wounds suffered in battle. Kim Burdick is the founder and chairman of the American Revolution Round Table…

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June 2020

Curator Tour: Soldier Health in Revolutionary PA

June 14 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Washington Crossing Historic Park – Visitor Center & Historic Village, 1112 River Road
Washington Crossing, PA 18977 United States
Free
Soldier Health in Revolutionary Pennsylvania

Join Washington Crossing Historic Park curator Kimberly McCarty for a free gallery tour of the Visitor Center exhibit, Soldier Health in Revolutionary Pennsylvania. The gallery tour is set for Sunday, June 14 at 1:30 PM. The exhibit illustrates the greatest danger that soldiers faced during the Revolutionary War: disease. In the 18th century, very little was known about preventing the spread of bacteria and infection, which allowed diseases such as scabies, dysentery, small pox, typhus and yellow fever to plague the troops. In fact, 6,000 of the 17,000 soldiers in Pennsylvania in August 1776 were ill. In the exhibit, visitors can…

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