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September 2020

September Book Club Meeting: The British Are Coming

September 21 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Free

The September meeting of the Washington Crossing Historic Park Book Club is set for Monday, September 21, at 5:30 PM. This meeting will be conducted virtually, and registration is required to access the meeting. To register, please visit DCNR's website. Login information will be sent upon registration. Museum curator Kimberly McCarty will lead a discussion of the book club's next selection, written by Rick Atkinson: The British Are Coming: The War for America Lexington to Princeton, 1775-1777. Participants should be prepared to discuss the Prologue through Chapter Two. Book club meetings are free and open to all. Members should provide their…

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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

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

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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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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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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December 2020

Virtual Lecture: Who Was Here in December 1776?

December 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Virtual PA United States
Free

Washington Crossing Historic Park curator Kimberly McCarty will give a free virtual lecture on Sunday, December 6 at 7 PM on some of the people who contributed to the Ten Crucial Days surrounding the crossing. This lecture will be conducted through Zoom. McCarty will discuss the soldiers and civilians who participated in the days surrounding the crossing that turned the tide of the Revolutionary War. “My intent is to explore the lives, before and after the crossing, of some of the notable figures who participated, as well as others who don’t factor into most narratives of that night,” she says.…

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December Book Club Meeting: The British Are Coming

December 21 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Free

The December meeting of the Washington Crossing Historic Park Book Club is set for Monday, December 21, 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 Ten through Thirteen. 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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68th Annual Christmas Day Crossing Reenactment

December 25 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Washington Crossing Historic Park – Visitor Center & Historic Village, 1112 River Road
Washington Crossing, PA 18977 United States
Free

Witness American History Come to Life! Each December, thousands of people gather on the banks of the Delaware River to watch the reenactment of George Washington’s daring 1776 Christmas night river crossing. During the event, several hundred reenactors in Continental military dress listen to an inspiring speech by General Washington and then row across the river in replica Durham boats. The 68th annual Christmas Day crossing reenactment is set for Friday, December 25, from noon to 3 PM (actual crossing begins at about 1 PM). Admission is free! Additional Details Washington Crossing Historic Park is located at the intersection of…

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