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December 2020

Self-Led Bird Bingo

December 24, 2020 - January 31, 2021
Virtual PA United States

Calling birders of all experience levels! The National Audubon Society’s Christmas Bird Count is the perfect way to spend some time outdoors this week. The Christmas Bird Count is a census of birds in the Western Hemisphere, performed annually in the early Northern-hemisphere winter by volunteer birdwatchers and administered by the National Audubon Society.  The data help researchers study the long-term health and status of bird populations across North America. It informs strategies to protect birds and their habitat, and helps identify environmental issues with implications for people as well. Washington Crossing Historic Park's Bird Bingo card can help you…

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January 2021

January’s Virtual Trail Challenge: The Great Mammal Mystery

January 1 - January 31
Washington Crossing Historic Park, 1112 River Road
Washington Crossing, PA 18977 United States

A mystery Pennsylvania mammal is making tracks at Washington Crossing Historic Park (PA). Your family’s mission, should you chose to accept it, is to identify it! Each month, we'll post two different trail adventures: one for young families and another for families seeking a more difficult challenge. On these adventures, you'll find a series of five different clues at the park. Each clue contains a keyword that will help you figure out the mystery mammal. To get started, download and print a copy of this clue card. It contains a park map, more instructions, and a place to list the…

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Self-Guided High Adventure: Healthy Hike Challenge

January 1 - January 31
Washington Crossing Historic Park, 1112 River Road
Washington Crossing, PA 18977 United States

Hiking is a great way to improve your physical and mental health. See if you have what it takes to have your name added to our Iron Hikers list for 2021! Each month, Washington Crossing Historic Park will release a new self-guided Healthy Hike Challenge designed for individuals or families who consider themselves advanced hikers. Each challenge will include a map with further instructions for your quest. On the hike, you'll be challenged on your observational skills, knowledge of nature and the outdoors, and total hiking time. Information submitted is on the honor system, so please be respectful and honorable!…

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January Book Club Meeting: The British Are Coming

January 19 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Virtual PA United States
Free

The January 2021 meeting of the Washington Crossing Historic Park Book Club is set for Tuesday, January 19, 2021, at 5:30 PM. This meeting will be held virtually using Zoom. Registration is required. To register, please visit DCNR's website. Museum curator Kimberly McCarty will lead a discussion of The British Are Coming: The War for America Lexington to Princeton, 1775-1777. Participants should be prepared to discuss Chapters Fourteen through Sixteen. Book club meetings are free and open to all. Members should provide their own books.

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February 2021

Virtual Lecture: Soldiers of Color in George Washington’s Army

February 7 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Virtual PA United States
Free

Step into their shoes. See through their eyes. Toward the end of the Revolutionary War, between 10 and 25 percent of Washington's army consisted of soldiers of color. For these men, the Revolutionary War was actually two wars: while the country fought for its existence, Black soldiers struggled for their own freedom. And they had to choose a side. Reenactor Noah Lewis (left), who portrays artillerist Edward "Ned" Hector, will lead a free virtual lecture on this topic on Sunday, February 7 at 1:30 PM. The lecture portion will last for about 45 minutes, and questions will be taken from…

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A Virtual Party for George Washington’s Birthday

February 14 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Virtual PA United States
Free

Help us celebrate George Washington's 289th birthday! Virtual Birthday Party Join us for a virtual celebration of George Washington's 289th birthday on Sunday, February 14, from 1 to 1:30 PM. Sing "Happy Birthday" to General Washington, show him your homemade card or drawing, and enjoy dessert with him if you'd like. At the end, George Washington will take questions from children in the audience, so be sure to think of a good question! The party is free and will be held on Zoom. Capacity is limited, and registration is required to participate. Zoom meeting details are sent to you in…

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February Book Club Meeting: The British Are Coming

February 16 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Virtual PA United States
Free

The February 2021 meeting of the Washington Crossing Historic Park Book Club is set for Tuesday, February 16, 2021, at 5:30 PM. This meeting will be held virtually using Zoom. Registration is required. To register, please visit DCNR's website. Museum curator Kimberly McCarty will lead a discussion of The British Are Coming: The War for America Lexington to Princeton, 1775-1777. Participants should be prepared to discuss Chapters Seventeen through Nineteen. Book club meetings are free and open to all. Members should provide their own books.

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March 2021

March Book Club Meeting: The British Are Coming

March 15 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Virtual PA United States
Free

The March meeting of the Washington Crossing Historic Park Book Club is set for Monday, March 15, 2021, at 5:30 PM. This meeting will be held virtually using Zoom. Registration is required. To register, please visit DCNR's website. Zoom meeting details will be provided upon registration. Museum curator Kimberly McCarty will lead a discussion of The British Are Coming: The War for America Lexington to Princeton, 1775-1777. Participants should be prepared to discuss Chapters 20-22. Book club meetings are free and open to all. Members should provide their own books.

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April 2021

April Book Club Meeting: Rebels Rising

April 19 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Virtual PA United States

The April meeting of the Washington Crossing Historic Park Book Club is set for Monday, April 19, 2021, at 5:30 PM. This meeting will be held virtually using Zoom. Registration is required. To register, please visit DCNR's website. Zoom meeting details will be provided upon registration. Museum curator Kimberly McCarty will lead a discussion of the book club's next selection: Rebels Rising: Cities and the American Revolution by Benjamin L. Carp. Participants should be prepared to discuss the Introduction through Chapter One. Book club meetings are free and open to all. Members should provide their own books.

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May 2021

May Book Club Meeting: Rebels Rising

May 17 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Virtual PA United States

The May meeting of the Washington Crossing Historic Park Book Club is set for Monday, May 17 at 5:30 PM. This meeting will be held virtually using Zoom. Registration is required. To register, please visit DCNR's website. Zoom meeting details will be provided upon registration. Museum curator Kimberly McCarty will lead a discussion of Rebels Rising: Cities and the American Revolution by Benjamin L. Carp. Participants should be prepared to discuss Chapters 2-3. Book club meetings are free and open to all. Members should provide their own books.

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