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July 2020

July Virtual 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. The meeting will be held virtually. 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. Please register online to participate.

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CANCELED: Wine on the Waterfront

July 25 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Washington Crossing Historic Park – Visitor Center & Historic Village, 1112 River Road
Washington Crossing, PA 18977 United States
$35

This event has been canceled.   Wine on the Waterfront returns to the banks of the Delaware River in Washington Crossing Historic Park (PA). The event will feature gourmet food, live jazz music, and one-ounce tastes of dozens of wines from a number of Pennsylvania wineries. Gourmet food and wine (bottles and cases) will be available for purchase. You're welcome to relax along the riverbank—just bring your own blankets or chairs. All event proceeds will help the Friends of Washington Crossing Park (PA) continue to provide educational and historical programming at the park. Frequently Asked Questions What can I expect…

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CANCELED: Live Demonstration at the Thompson-Neely Grist Mill

July 26 @ 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.   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. Demonstrations last about 30 minutes. 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…

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August 2020

August Book Club Meeting: The Disaffected

August 17 @ 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 August meeting of the Washington Crossing Historic Park Book Club is set for Monday, August 17, at 5:30 PM in the Visitor Center. Museum curator Kimberly McCarty will lead a discussion of The Disaffected: Britain's Occupation of Philadelphia During the American Revolution by Aaron Sullivan. Participants should be prepared to discuss "Interlude: Elizabeth Drinker goes to Washington" through the Epilogue. 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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Curator Tour: McConkey’s Ferry Inn

August 30 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Washington Crossing Historic Park – Visitor Center & Historic Village, 1112 River Road
Washington Crossing, PA 18977 United States
Free

Peek into the Revolutionary War era on a free guided tour of McConkey's Ferry Inn in the Historic Village on Sunday, August 30 at 1:30 PM. Park curator Kimberly McCarty will lead a guided tour of the building. From McConkey’s Ferry on December 25, 1776, hours before the crossing, Washington wrote to Colonel Cadwalader: “I am determined as the night is favorable to cross the River...” The first ferry building was built in 1752, but only the basement kitchen remains. The current inn was built in several stages; the west side, the one farthest from the river, was built around 1790…

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CANCELED: Live Demonstration at the Thompson-Neely Grist Mill

August 30 @ 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.   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. Demonstrations last about 30 minutes. 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…

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September 2020

Lecture on “They Were Good Soldiers: African-Americans Serving in the Continental Army”

September 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Washington Crossing Historic Park – Visitor Center & Historic Village, 1112 River Road
Washington Crossing, PA 18977 United States
Free

Bucks County historian John U. Rees will visit Washington Crossing Historic Park (PA) on Sunday, September 13 at 2 PM to present a free lecture on his book: 'They Were Good Soldiers': African-Americans Serving in the Continental Army, 1775-1783. Rees will discuss the experiences of free and enslaved soldiers of color during America’s war for independence. Use of the veterans’ pension narratives allows them to tell their stories and provides insights into their lives before, during and after the Revolutionary War. A Bucks County resident, Mr. Rees has researched and written about the day-to-day life and experiences of the average…

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CANCELED: Live Demonstration at the Thompson-Neely Grist Mill

September 27 @ 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.   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. Demonstrations last about 30 minutes. 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…

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October 2020

Autumn Market & Encampment

October 17 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Washington Crossing Historic Park – Visitor Center & Historic Village, 1112 River Road
Washington Crossing, PA 18977 United States
Free – $8

Travel back in time and experience the life of the Founding Fathers during Washington Crossing Historic Park’s annual Autumn Encampment & Market on Saturday, October 17, from 10 AM to 4 PM. During this event, colonial townspeople will gather at their marketplace in the historic village area of the park to sell their wares while soldiers drill 18th-century military tactics. The park's fife and drum corps will perform throughout the day. Families will enjoy a wide array of activities including crafts, cooking demonstrations, tours of historic buildings, and one-on-one interaction with colonial reenactors. Admission to Autumn Encampment & Market is…

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Lecture: Ferries and Taverns During the Revolution

October 18 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Washington Crossing Historic Park – Visitor Center & Historic Village, 1112 River Road
Washington Crossing, PA 18977 United States
Free

Washington Crossing Historic Park curator Kimberly McCarty will give a free public 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 be held in the Visitor Center auditorium. Registration is required and opens September 1. Please call…

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