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August 2019

Tour with the Curator: McConkey’s Ferry Inn

August 11 @ 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’s 2019 Evening with the Curator series continues on Sunday, August 11 at 1:30 PM with a free guided tour of McConkey's Ferry Inn in the Historic Village. 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...” Capacity is limited to the first 15 registrants. Registration opens July 1 and closes August 9 or when capacity is reached. To register, please call the Visitor Center at 215-493-4076. The…

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You Point, We Pick

August 12 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Washington Crossing Historic Park – Visitor Center & Historic Village, 1112 River Road
Washington Crossing, PA 18977 United States

Are you interested in farm-fresh, organic food and herbs? Our historically accurate gardens are bursting with produce, herbs, and flowers that need to be used! You Point, We Pick Dates Monday, July 8, 5:00 to 6:30 PM at the Thompson-Neely House gardens Monday, August 12, 5:00 to 6:30 PM at the Hibbs House kitchen garden Monday, September 9, 5:00 to 6:30 PM at the Thompson-Neely House gardens On the dates above, drop by the designated garden between 5:00 and 6:30 PM. You can point out anything you'd like to take home, and our historic horticulturalists will pick it for you…

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August Book Club Meeting: Following the Drum

August 19 @ 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 19, at 5:30 PM in the Visitor Center. In this meeting, museum curator Kimberly McCarty will lead a discussion of Chapters 7 through the Appendix in Following the Drum:  Women at the Valley Forge Encampment by Nancy K. Loane. Participation is 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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September 2019

You Point, We Pick

September 9 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Washington Crossing Historic Park – Thompson-Neely Farmstead, 1638 River Road
New Hope, United States

Are you interested in farm-fresh, organic food and herbs? Our historically accurate gardens are bursting with produce, herbs, and flowers that need to be used! You Point, We Pick Dates Monday, July 8, 5:00 to 6:30 PM at the Thompson-Neely House gardens Monday, August 12, 5:00 to 6:30 PM at the Hibbs House kitchen garden Monday, September 9, 5:00 to 6:30 PM at the Thompson-Neely House gardens On the dates above, drop by the designated garden between 5:00 and 6:30 PM. You can point out anything you'd like to take home, and our historic horticulturalists will pick it for you…

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How Washington Taught Himself To Be a General

September 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Washington Crossing Historic Park – Visitor Center & Historic Village, 1112 River Road
Washington Crossing, PA 18977 United States
Free

Join Adrienne Harrison, PhD for a free lecture on how George Washington educated himself in the art of being a general...and then ignored the traditional rules of warfare in the attacks on Trenton and Princeton. This lecture will be accompanied by the first-time exhibition of a copy of one of the military manuals in Washington's personal library. His copy is currently in the collection of the Boston Anthenaeum. This lecture will be held on Sunday, September 15 at 2 PM in the Washington Crossing Historic Park Visitor Center. Registration opens August 1. Please call the park Visitor Center at (215) 493-4076…

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September Book Club Meeting: Standing In Their Own Light

September 16 @ 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 September meeting of the Washington Crossing Historic Park Book Club is set for Monday, September 16, at 5:30 PM in the Visitor Center. In this meeting, museum curator Kimberly McCarty will lead a discussion of the Introduction, Chapter One and Chapter Two in Standing In Their Own Light: African American Patriots in the American Revolution by Judith L. Van Buskirk. Participation is 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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October 2019

Bucks County During the Revolution

October 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

Join historian and author Owen S. Ireland for a free lecture on how the American Revolution impacted the lives and politics of Bucks County in the 18th century. This lecture will be held on Sunday, October 13 at 2 PM in the Washington Crossing Historic Park Visitor Center. Registration opens September 1. Please call the park Visitor Center at (215) 493-4076 to register. Ireland is a Distinguished Teaching Professor Emeritus in the history department at The College at Brockport. He wrote the Bucks County chapter in Beyond Philadelphia: The American Revolution in the Pennsylvania Hinterland, edited by John B. Frantz…

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Village Lantern Tours

October 18 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Washington Crossing Historic Park – Visitor Center & Historic Village, 1112 River Road
Washington Crossing, PA 18977 United States
Free
Lanterns at Washington Crossing Historic Park

Join the Friends of Washington Crossing Park for a free nighttime tour of the Historic Village on October 18. Tour guides will be equipped with lanterns, and the Historic Village buildings will be lit by candles, creating a magical autumn sight. Tours will begin at 7 PM, 8 PM and 9 PM. Capacity is 30 people per tour group. To register for one of these groups, please call the Visitor Center at 215-493-4076. This is a rain or shine event. The Friends of Washington Crossing Park, a non-profit formed in 2009 to save the crossing reenactment in the wake of…

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October Book Club Meeting: Standing In Their Own Light

October 21 @ 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 October meeting of the Washington Crossing Historic Park Book Club is set for Monday, October 21, at 5:30 PM in the Visitor Center. In this meeting, museum curator Kimberly McCarty will lead a discussion of Chapters Three and Four in Standing In Their Own Light: African American Patriots in the American Revolution by Judith L. Van Buskirk. Participation is 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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Evening with the Curator: Jane Neely and Women’s Education in the 18th Century

October 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Washington Crossing Historic Park – Visitor Center & Historic Village, 1112 River Road
Washington Crossing, PA 18977 United States
Free

Washington Crossing Historic Park's Evening with the Curator series continues on Sunday, October 27 at 7 PM with a free lecture on Jane Neely and women's education in the 18th century. Registration opens September 1. To register, please call the Visitor Center at 215-493-4076. Jane Neely was nine years old when the Continental Army camped on her family's property before the crossing in December 1776. After the war, Jane attended the Young Ladies' Academy in Philadelphia: the first chartered school for girls in the United States. In this lecture, park curator Kimberly McCarty will discuss how Jane's education differed from that…

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