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May 2022

RESCHEDULED Lecture – ‘She Had a Husband in the Camp’: Following the Army during the War for Independence

May 22 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Washington Crossing Historic Park, 1112 River Road
Washington Crossing, PA 18977 United States

RESCHEDULED FROM MARCH 27. If you have already registered for the rescheduled lecture on May 22, you do not have to do so again. On Sunday, May 22 at 1:30 PM, join Carrie Fellows, Executive Director of the Hunterdon County (NJ) Cultural & Heritage Commission as she examines the life of the women who followed the Continental Army during the revolution. Through glimpses found in period references, writings, and images, this talk will explore the reasons why women left reasonably secure situations for the uncertainty of following the army. It will describe some of the duties women performed and how…

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The Brethren: A Story of Faith and Conspiracy in Revolutionary America, with Brendan McConville

May 24 @ 7:00 pm
Washington Crossing Historic Park, 1112 River Road
Washington Crossing, PA 18977 United States

On Tuesday, May 24 at 7 PM, author Brendan McConville will visit Washington Crossing Historic Park to discuss his book, The Brethren: A Story of Faith and Conspiracy in Revolutionary America. Less than a year into the American Revolution, a group of North Carolina farmers hatched a plot to assassinate the colony’s leading patriots, including the governor. The scheme became known as the Gourd Patch or Lewellen Conspiracy. The men called themselves the Brethren. McConville's The Brethren (Harvard University Press, 2021) tells the dramatic story of ordinary people who came to fear that their Revolutionary leaders were trying to undermine…

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Wheat and Sheep Day

May 28 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Washington Crossing Historic Park – Thompson-Neely Farmstead, 1638 River Road
New Hope, United States

On Saturday, May 28 from 10 AM to 4 PM, watch as the Thompson-Neely sheep are shorn of their wool and tour the grist mill at this family friendly event. This limited event will include a trip to the barn for a hand shearing presentation as well as period demonstrations and tours of our historic Grist Mill. From there, follow the Colonial process of washing and carding the wool and spinning it into yarn. You’ll also get a take-home activity kit, full of Colonial crafts! Shearings are held every hour, and mill tours are held on the half hour 11:30…

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Jazz Concert on the Riverbank

May 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Washington Crossing Historic Park – Visitor Center & Historic Village, 1112 River Road
Washington Crossing, PA 18977 United States

Looking for an excuse to get outside on a beautiful spring evening? The Friends of Washington Crossing Park (PA) and the historic Newtown Theatre are teaming up to present a free outdoor jazz concert on Saturday, May 28 from 6 to 8 PM. The concert will be held on the banks of the Delaware River near the park’s Visitor Center. The Triple Ts, a jazz-fusion trio based in Philadelphia, will play a mix of original music and jazz standards. The band has played several times at the park and the theatre, in addition to touring the U.S. in support of…

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Memorial Day Ceremony

May 29 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Washington Crossing Historic Park, 1112 River Road
Washington Crossing, PA 18977 United States

Washington Crossing Historic Park will hold its annual Memorial Day ceremony on Sunday, May 29 at 1 PM at the gravesite of Continental soldiers located near the Thompson-Neely House. The observation will include a colonial color guard, fife and drum music, Revolutionary War reenactors, veterans, and other honored guests - with the keynote address being given by USAF veteran Frank Lyons. At the ceremony, the Daughters of the American Revolution will dedicate a plaque at the original gravesite of 24-year-old Captain-Lieutenant James Moore. Moore served in Captain Alexander Hamilton's New York Artillery Unit before his death December 25, 1776. After…

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June 2022

June Book Club: Manufacturing Independence

June 20 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Virtual PA United States

In partnership with the Friends of Washington Crossing Park the March meeting of the Washington Crossing Historic Park Book Club is set for Monday, June 20, 2022 at 5:30 PM. This meeting will be held virtually using Zoom. Registration is required. To register, please visit the DCNR's website. Zoom meeting details will be provided upon registration. Museum curator Kimberly McCarty will lead a discussion of the book club’s next selection: Manufacturing Independence: Industrial Innovation in the American Revolution by Robert F. Smith; Chapter 7- Conclusion. Book club meetings are free and open to all. Members should provide their own books.

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July 2022

Independence Day Celebration – Colonial Field Day

July 2 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Washington Crossing Historic Park, 1112 River Road
Washington Crossing, PA 18977 United States

Round up your family or friends for a spirited colonial competition at Colonial Field Day on Saturday July 2 10:00-11:30 from 1:00-2:30. Try your hand at playing some popular games from the 18th century, including cup and ball, Jacob’s Ladder, hoop and stick, and more! The winning family will receive a family membership to the Friends of Washington Crossing Park. Participants will also receive a hands-on craft kit, including the opportunity to make your OWN toy or game. Space is very limited for this event. 1.5hr sessions will begin at 10:00 and 1:00. Pre-registration is required. To register, please email…

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Independence Day Celebration – Rebels and Readcoats Classic Car Show

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

As part of its annual Independence Day celebration, Washington Crossing Historic Park invites classic car owners to compete in the fourth annual Rebels & Redcoats Classic Car Show on Sunday, July 3, 2022 from 10 AM to 3 PM. This unique show features American, French, British and German cars, representing the four countries involved in the Revolutionary War. Classic show-condition cars from model years 1997 and earlier are welcome in this class. There will also be an open class for cars of any make, model, and year. Cost to register each car is $25 online (plus service fee) or $35…

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Independence Day Celebration – Living History Day

July 4 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Washington Crossing Historic Park, 1112 River Road
Washington Crossing, PA 18977 United States

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 and see a military encampment from noon to 4 PM on Monday, July 4. 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. Tickets are $8 for adults age 12 and over; $4 for children ages 5-11; and free for those under 5, active duty military, and members of the Friends of Washington Crossing Park. Families with up to two…

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July Book Club: The Revolutionary World of a Free Black Man

July 18 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Virtual PA United States

  In partnership with the Friends of Washington Crossing Park the next meeting of the Washington Crossing Historic Park Book Club is set for Monday, July 18, 2022 at 5:30 PM. This meeting will be held virtually using Zoom. Availability of this title is limited. The park gift shop is offering a 25% discount for the book to book club participants. Please contact the park for information. Registration is required. To register, please visit the DCNR website. Zoom meeting details will be provided upon registration. Museum curator Kimberly McCarty will lead a discussion of the book club’s next selection: The…

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