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September 2020

Tuesday Evening Hikers Club

September 29 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Washington Crossing Historic Park – Visitor Center & Historic Village, 1112 River Road
Washington Crossing, PA 18977 United States
Free

Hiking is a great way to improve your physical and mental health! Join the park naturalist for a quickly-paced hike along the trails of Washington Crossing Historic Park on Tuesday, September 29 at 6:30 PM. This hike is rated moderate as the terrain will be mostly even and steep in spots. Prepare yourself for the evening by bringing a full water bottle, wearing sturdy shoes, and dressing for the weather. Registration is required no later than 4 PM on September 28. Please email mtruesdale@pa.gov to register. The meeting location will be provided upon registration.

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October 2020

Afternoon Autumn Stroll

October 6 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Washington Crossing Historic Park, 1112 River Road
Washington Crossing, PA 18977 United States
Free

There's nothing like an afternoon walk in the park during the fall at Washington Crossing Historic Park! On Tuesday, October 6 at 5 PM, join the park's naturalist on a leisurely two-mile walk and learn some nature facts along the way. Please dress for the weather (including good shoes) and bring a bottle of water. Registration is required no later than 4 PM on Saturday, October 3. Please call 215-493-4076 ext. 113 or email mtruesdale@pa.gov to register or ask questions.  The meeting location will be provided upon registration.

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“Big Sit” Birding Circle

October 9 @ 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Washington Crossing Historic Park, 1112 River Road
Washington Crossing, PA 18977 United States
Free

Join the park's naturalist for an entire day of birding action as part of the 2020 Bird Watcher's Digest "Big Sit." This is an international non-competitive bird species count that helps ornithologists worldwide. "Big Sit" participants count as many different bird species as they're able to hear or see from a stationary location, and the data collected from each site are uploaded to a global database. Whether you're a seasoned birder or just looking to get into the hobby, you're invited to spend a relaxing day at our "Big Sit" birding circle on Friday, October 9, from 8 AM to…

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AT CAPACITY: Virtual Lecture on Ferries and Taverns During the Revolution

October 18 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Virtual PA United States
Free

NOTE: This virtual lecture has reached capacity and registration is closed. Thank you for your interest!  Washington Crossing Historic Park curator Kimberly McCarty will give a free virtual lecture discussing the roles of 18th century ferries and taverns on Sunday, October 18 at 1:30 PM. McConkey's Ferry Inn — the building in which Washington wrote of his plan to cross the Delaware River — will be highlighted. Located in town centers and along major transportation routes, ferries and taverns were community hubs where people could eat, rest, and share the latest news about America's struggle for independence. The lecture will…

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October Book Club Meeting: The British Are Coming

October 19 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Free

The October meeting of the Washington Crossing Historic Park Book Club is set for Monday, October 19, at 5:30 PM. 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 Three, Four and Five. Book club meetings are free and open to all. Members should provide their own books. Please note: This event may be held virtually if necessary. If the meeting will be held virtually, login information will be sent to participants…

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Family Night Hike

October 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Washington Crossing Historic Park, 1112 River Road
Washington Crossing, PA 18977 United States
Free

Venture out into the woods with the park naturalist for a short interpretive hike along dark trails on Friday, October 23 at 6 PM. You'll hear, maybe see, and learn about the nightlife within Washington Crossing Historic Park. Please dress appropriately for the weather, including hiking footwear, and bring a flashlight for the program's conclusion. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is required no later than 4 PM on Thursday, October 22. Please call 215-493-4076 ext. 113 or email mtruesdale@pa.gov to register or ask questions.  The meeting location will be provided upon registration.

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CANCELED: Live Demonstration at the Thompson-Neely Grist Mill

October 25 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Washington Crossing Historic Park – Thompson-Neely Farmstead, 1638 River Road
New Hope, United States
$7

This event has been canceled.   See the Thompson-Neely Grist Mill in action during a live milling demonstration. You'll learn how 19th century techniques and tools would have been used by a miller as part of the Thompson-Neely Farmstead. The mill is located across the street from the Thompson-Neely House and Farmstead: 1635 River Road, New Hope, PA. Admission is $7 per person and includes a guided tour of the Thompson-Neely House and Farmstead across the street. Visitors who have purchased a multi-site tour for a milling demonstration day may attend the demonstration at no extra charge.

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Self-Guided Night Walk (Adults Only)

October 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Washington Crossing Historic Park, 1112 River Road
Washington Crossing, PA 18977 United States
Free

Is Washington Crossing Historic Park and its land any different at night? Find out for yourself on a self-guided walk through one of the historic buildings on the park's property on Friday, October 30, from 7-8 PM. Registration is required no later than 4 PM on Thursday, October 29. Please call 215-493-4076 ext. 113 or email mtruesdale@pa.gov to register or ask questions.  The meeting location will be provided upon registration. All participants must be 16 or older.

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November 2020

CANCELED: Lecture on The Decision to Hire German Troops

November 8 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Washington Crossing Historic Park – Visitor Center & Historic Village, 1112 River Road
Washington Crossing, PA 18977 United States
Free

This lecture has been canceled.   Dr. Friederike Baer will give a free public lecture on "The Decision to Hire German Troops in the War of American Independence: Reactions in Britain and North America, 1774-1776." Between 1774-1776, German soldiers were hired to defend British interests in America. Baer will discuss British and American public reactions to the plan. In Britain, the reliance on forces from outside the empire provoked strong opposition. Critics claimed it was a sinister plot to deprive Englishmen of their liberties. In America, news of the plan to hire Germans gave radicals an effective tool in their…

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November Book Club Meeting: The British Are Coming

November 16 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Free

The November meeting of the Washington Crossing Historic Park Book Club is set for Monday, November 16, at 5:30 PM. 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 Six through Nine. Book club meetings are free and open to all. Members should provide their own books. Please note: This event may be held virtually if necessary. If the meeting will be held virtually, login information will be sent to participants upon…

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