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March 2019

Colonial Crafts and Photo Booth

March 24 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Washington Crossing Historic Park – Visitor Center & Historic Village, 1112 River Road
Washington Crossing, PA 18977 United States
Free

Bring your whole family to the Washington Crossing Historic Park Visitor Center on March 24 and you'll leave with your next Facebook profile picture! The Friends of Washington Crossing Park will host a morning of colonial crafts and a chance to dress in colonial-era clothing and pose for a group photo with your family. This event lasts an hour and will be held at 10 AM, 11 AM and noon. Event capacity is 30 children for each time slot. To register your group, please call the Visitor Center at 215-493-4076. The Friends of Washington Crossing Park, a non-profit formed in…

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Hearth Cooking Class (FULL)

March 31 @ 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 workshop is full and registration has closed. Step back in time and prepare a meal like an 18th-century cook! At this hands-on cooking class on Sunday, March 31, you'll learn the basic techniques of open hearth cooking in the Hibbs House, located in the Historic Village at Washington Crossing Historic Park. Please arrive at 9:45 AM. The ending time will be about 3 PM. We'll prepare a seasonal 18th-century meal on the hearth and enjoy the meal together at the end of the class. Please note that the food may include ingredients such as wheat, eggs, and meat, and the class…

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April 2019

Easter Egg Hunt

April 13 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Washington Crossing Historic Park – Visitor Center & Historic Village, 1112 River Road
Washington Crossing, PA 18977 United States
Free

The Kiwanis Club of Washington Crossing-Yardley will hold its annual Easter Egg Hunt in the park on Saturday, April 13 at 9 AM. The rain date is April 20. All are invited to come enjoy the fun near the Visitor Center at the corner of River Road and Rt. 532.

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Gallery Tour of “A Glorious Enterprise” Exhibit

April 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Washington Crossing Historic Park – Visitor Center & Historic Village, 1112 River Road
Washington Crossing, PA 18977 United States
Free

Washington Crossing Historic Park's 2019 Evening with the Curator series will launch Sunday, April 14 at 7 PM with a gallery tour of the new Visitor Center exhibit titled "A Glorious Enterprise: Washington's Crossing of the Delaware." Park curator Kimberly McCarty will host an exclusive Evening with the Curator exploring the new exhibit. Capacity is limited to the first 30 registrants. Registration starts March 1 and continues until April 12 or when capacity is reached. To register, please call the Visitor Center at 215-493-4076.  The long-term exhibit explores the Christmas night crossing in 1776 and the Continental Army’s encampment at…

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April Book Club: Hessians

April 15 @ 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 next meeting of the Washington Crossing Historic Park Book Club will be led by museum curator Kimberly McCarty on Monday, April 15, at 5:30 PM in the Visitor Center. In this meeting, museum curator Kimberly McCarty will lead a discussion of Chapter 2 in Brady J. Crytzer's Hessians: Mercenaries, Rebels, and the War for British North America. Before the meeting, please read the Frederika Charlotte Louise von Massow chapter. 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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Wheat & Sheep Day

April 27 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Washington Crossing Historic Park – Thompson-Neely Farmstead, 1638 River Road
New Hope, United States
Free – $8

Roll up your sleeves and experience life on a colonial-era farmstead! Wheat & Sheep Day is set for Saturday, April 27 at noon at the Thompson-Neely Farmstead and Grist Mill, which is part of Washington Crossing Historic Park (PA). Watch as the Thompson-Neely sheep are shorn using period-accurate hand shears. Their fleece will become yarn available for purchase in the Visitor Center gift shop and on Etsy. Other Wheat & Sheep Day activities include: Learning to make colonial-style pancakes Turning the sheep's fleece into textiles Watching a cooper create barrels Touring the Thompson-Neely House, once used as a field hospital…

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Seed-Planting Workshop

April 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Washington Crossing Historic Park – Visitor Center & Historic Village, 1112 River Road
Washington Crossing, PA 18977 United States
Free

Bring the kids to Washington Crossing Historic Park (PA) to plant seeds for heirloom lavender in pots of their own design. Pots, seeds, special starter soil and watering cans will be provided. This workshop will be led by Blanche Gottel, "The Plant Lady of Bucks County." The workshop is limited to 30 children. To register your child, please call the park at 215-493-4076. The Friends of Washington Crossing Park, a non-profit formed in 2009 to save the crossing reenactment in the wake of state budget cuts, is turning 10. In honor of the anniversary, the Friends are hosting 10 free events at…

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May 2019

Washington Crossing Spring Brewfest

May 4 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Washington Crossing Historic Park – Thompson-Neely Farmstead, 1638 River Road
New Hope, United States
$45

The ninth annual Washington Crossing Spring Brewfest – which sells out every year – will be held on Saturday, May 4, 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 held by the Friends of Washington Crossing Park. All proceeds are directed to educational and historical programming in the park. 

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Washington Crossing the Delaware: Emanuel Leutze’s Masterpiece

May 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
Alice W. Schwarz

Join museum educator Alice W. Schwarz for a free lecture exploring the 19th century painting Washington Crossing the Delaware, created by German-American artist Emanuel Leutze. This lecture will be held on Sunday, May 19 at 2 PM in the Washington Crossing Historic Park Visitor Center. Registration opens April 1. Please call the park at (215) 493-4076 to register. Schwarz will discuss Leutze's artistic process and the choices he made in creating what is now the most iconic image of the American War of Independence. Schwarz was a museum educator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, which currently houses the Washington Crossing…

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May Book Club: Hessians

May 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 next meeting of the Washington Crossing Historic Park Book Club will be led by museum curator Kimberly McCarty on Monday, May 20, at 5:30 PM in the Visitor Center. In this meeting, we'll wrap up our discussion of Brady J. Crytzer's Hessians: Mercenaries, Rebels, and the War for British North America. Before the meeting, please read the "Philipp Waldeck" chapter and the epilogue. 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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