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February 2020

February Book Club Meeting: The Men Who Lost America

February 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 February meeting of the Washington Crossing Historic Park Book Club is set for Thursday, February 20, at 5:30 PM in the Visitor Center. In this meeting, museum curator Kimberly McCarty will lead a discussion of the The Men Who Lost America by Andrew O’Shaughnessy. Participants should be prepared to discuss Chapters Four and Five. 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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March 2020

March Book Club Meeting: The Men Who Lost America

March 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 March meeting of the Washington Crossing Historic Park Book Club is set for Monday, March 16, at 5:30 PM in the Visitor Center. In this meeting, museum curator Kimberly McCarty will lead a discussion of the The Men Who Lost America by Andrew O’Shaughnessy. Participants should be prepared to discuss Chapters Six and Seven. 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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April 2020

Lecture on “The Property of the Nation: George Washington’s Tomb, Mount Vernon and the Memory of the First President”

April 19 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Washington Crossing Historic Park – Visitor Center & Historic Village, 1112 River Road
Washington Crossing, PA 18977 United States
Free

Dr. Matthew Costello, senior historian of the White House Historical Association, will visit Washington Crossing Historic Park (PA) on Sunday, April 19 at 2 PM. The lecture is free and will be held in the Visitor Center auditorium. Costello will present a free public lecture on his 2019 book, The Property of the Nation: George Washington's Tomb, Mount Vernon and the Memory of the First President. Costello's book explores the evolution of George Washington's legacy during the early Republic by focusing on his tomb at Mount Vernon. Costello will share: The efforts to move Washington's remains elsewhere for political reasons…

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April Book Club Meeting: The Men Who Lost America

April 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 April meeting of the Washington Crossing Historic Park Book Club is set for Monday, April 20, at 5:30 PM in the Visitor Center. In this meeting, museum curator Kimberly McCarty will lead a discussion of the The Men Who Lost America by Andrew O’Shaughnessy. Participants should be prepared to discuss Chapter Eight and the conclusion. 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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Wheat & Sheep Day

April 25 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Washington Crossing Historic Park – Thompson-Neely Farmstead, 1638 River Road
New Hope, United States
Free – $8

Roll up your sleeves and experience life on a colonial-era farmstead! Wheat & Sheep Day is set for Saturday, April 25 at noon at the Thompson-Neely Farmstead and Grist Mill, part of Washington Crossing Historic Park (PA). At this family-friendly event, watch as the Thompson-Neely sheep are shorn of their wool using period-accurate techniques and tools. You'll also go behind-the-scenes of various colonial-era trades, see how sheep's fleece was used by colonists for clothing, watch a cooper create barrels, and tour the Thompson-Neely House and the grist mill across the street, which were both part of an 18th century farmstead.…

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May 2020

Curator Tour: A Glorious Enterprise

May 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Washington Crossing Historic Park – Visitor Center & Historic Village, 1112 River Road
Washington Crossing, PA 18977 United States
Free

Join Washington Crossing Historic Park curator Kimberly McCarty for a free gallery tour of the Visitor Center exhibit, A Glorious Enterprise: Washington's Crossing of the Delaware. The gallery tour is set for Sunday, May 3 at 7 PM. The long-term exhibit explores the Christmas night crossing in 1776 and the Continental Army’s encampment at the Thompson-Neely House during the days that preceded it. Authentic and reproduction objects shape a family-oriented, tactile experience. “While we understand the importance of the larger context, and connecting the crossing to those battles, we want to tell the story of what happened here and connect…

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Hearth Cooking Class

May 9 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Washington Crossing Historic Park – Visitor Center & Historic Village, 1112 River Road
Washington Crossing, PA 18977 United States
$65

Let's get cooking! Join a handful of other cooks to prepare an authentic 18th-century meal at Washington Crossing Historic Park on Saturday, May 9, from 10 AM to 3 PM. Please arrive at 9:45 AM. You’ll learn the basic techniques of open hearth cooking in the Hibbs House. Using the hearth, you'll prepare a seasonal 18th-century meal with a special Mother's Day dessert, and then enjoy the meal as a group at the end of the class. Please note that the food may include ingredients such as wheat, eggs, and meat, and the class will involve some lifting of kettles…

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Memorial Day Ceremony

May 24 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Washington Crossing Historic Park – Thompson-Neely Farmstead, 1638 River Road
New Hope, United States
Free

Washington Crossing Historic Park will hold its annual Memorial Day ceremony on Sunday, May 24 at 1:00 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, the Guardians of the National Cemetery Firing Party, Daughters of the American Revolution, veterans, and other honored guests. During the ceremony, American flags will be placed on the graves. The gravesite marks the resting place of soldiers who died during the Continental army’s December 1776 encampment in Bucks County. Although no Americans were killed during the Delaware…

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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

Lecture Historian Kim Burdick will visit Washington Crossing Historic Park (PA) on Sunday, May 31 at 2 PM. She'll 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…

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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

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, 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 30 minutes. Admission is $7 per person and includes a guided tour…

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