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May 2020

CANCELED: Lecture and Garden Tour: 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

This event has been canceled.   Historian Kim Burdick will 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 of Northern Delaware; Advisor Emeritus to the National…

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CANCELED: Live Demonstration at the Thompson-Neely Grist Mill

May 31 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Washington Crossing Historic Park – Thompson-Neely Farmstead, 1638 River Road
New Hope, United States
$7
Grist mill

This event has been canceled and will not be rescheduled.   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. Future demonstrations are scheduled for: Sunday, May 31, 2 PM Sunday, June 28, 2 PM Sunday, July 26, 2 PM Sunday, August 30, 2 PM Sunday, September 27, 2 PM Sunday, October 25, 2 PM The mill is located across the street from the Thompson-Neely House and Farmstead: 1635 River Road, New Hope, PA. Demonstrations last about…

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June 2020

CANCELED: Curator Tour on “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

This event has been canceled.   Join Washington Crossing Historic Park curator Kimberly McCarty for a free gallery tour of the Visitor Center exhibit, Soldier Health in Revolutionary Pennsylvania. 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 step into a sick room that…

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June Book Club Meeting: The Disaffected

June 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 June meeting of the Washington Crossing Historic Park Book Club is set for Monday, June 15, at 5:30 PM. In this meeting, museum curator Kimberly McCarty will begin discussion of the book club's next selection, The Disaffected: Britain's Occupation of Philadelphia During the American Revolution by Aaron Sullivan. Participants should be prepared to discuss the Introduction through "Interlude: Road to Virginia." Book club meetings are free and open to all. Members should provide their own books. To register, please email kimbmccart@pa.gov.

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Live Demonstration at the Thompson-Neely Grist Mill

June 28 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Washington Crossing Historic Park – Thompson-Neely Farmstead, 1638 River Road
New Hope, United States
$7
Grist mill

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. Demonstrations are scheduled for: Sunday, June 28, 2 PM Sunday, July 26, 2 PM Sunday, August 30, 2 PM Sunday, September 27, 2 PM Sunday, October 25, 2 PM The mill is located across the street from the Thompson-Neely House and Farmstead: 1635 River Road, New Hope, PA. Demonstrations last about 30 minutes. Admission is $7 per person and includes a guided tour of the Thompson-Neely House and…

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July 2020

Independence Day Celebration: Colonial Field Day and Free Tours

July 3 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Washington Crossing Historic Park, 1112 River Road
Washington Crossing, PA 18977 United States
Free

Colonial Field Day Round up your family or friends for a morning of spirited colonial competition! At Colonial Field Day on Friday, July 3 at 10 AM, you'll be pitted against other groups in some of the most popular games and activities from the 18th century. This event is free, but registration is required by calling the park at 215-493-4076.  This is a rain or shine event. Free Tours at All Park Sites The Friends of Washington Crossing Park will give free guided tours on Friday, July 3 as part of our Independence Day weekend. Guests are invited to take…

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Independence Day Celebration: Living History Day

July 4 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Washington Crossing Historic Park – Visitor Center & Historic Village, 1112 River Road
Washington Crossing, PA 18977 United States
Free – $8

Celebrate Independence Day by bringing the whole family back in time—to July 4, 1776! At Washington Crossing Historic Park, you can watch living historians demonstrate their crafts, tour the buildings in the Historic Village, and see a military encampment from noon to 4 PM on Saturday, July 4, 2020. A highlight of the day will be readings of the Declaration of Independence at 12:30 PM, 1:30 PM, 2:30 PM and 3:30 PM. Admission to the event, which will be held rain or shine, is $8 for adults age 12 and over; $4 for children ages 5-11; and free for those…

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Independence Day Celebration: Rebels & Redcoats Car Show

July 5 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Washington Crossing Historic Park – Visitor Center & Historic Village, 1112 River Road
Washington Crossing, PA 18977 United States

Event Details As part of its annual Independence Day celebration, Washington Crossing Historic Park invites classic car owners to compete in the third annual Rebels & Redcoats Classic Car Show on Sunday, July 5, 2020 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. This unique show features only American, French, British and German cars, representing the four countries involved in the Revolutionary War. Cost to register as a participant is $25 online and $35 on-site. There is no fee to attend as a spectator. Check-in will begin at 9:00 AM and the show starts at 10:00 AM. Winners will be announced at…

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Curator Tour: The Thompson-Neely House

July 12 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Washington Crossing Historic Park – Thompson-Neely Farmstead, 1638 River Road
New Hope, United States
Free

Tour Step back in time with a free guided tour of the historic Thompson-Neely House on Sunday, July 12 at 1:30 PM. Park curator Kimberly McCarty will lead a guided tour of the house, which served as a temporary Continental Army hospital during Washington’s winter campaign of 1776/1777 in Bucks County. Ill and injured soldiers were brought to this home of the Thompson and Neely families for medical treatment and recovery. A young officer from Virginia named James Monroe, who was seriously injured during the First Battle of Trenton, convalesced at this site. In 1817, he became the fifth president…

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July Book Club Meeting: The Disaffected

July 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 July meeting of the Washington Crossing Historic Park Book Club is set for Monday, July 20, at 5:30 PM in the Visitor Center. Museum curator Kimberly McCarty lead a discussion of The Disaffected: Britain's Occupation of Philadelphia During the American Revolution by Aaron Sullivan. Participants should be prepared to discuss Chapters Three and Four. Book club meetings are 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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