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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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October 2020

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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November 2020

Lecture: The Decision to Hire German Troops in the War of American Independence

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

Dr. Friederike Baer will visit Washington Crossing Historic Park (PA) to 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." The lecture is set for Sunday, November 8 at 2 PM in the Visitor Center auditorium. 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…

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December 2020

Lecture: Who Was Here in December 1776?

December 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Washington Crossing Historic Park – Visitor Center & Historic Village, 1112 River Road
Washington Crossing, PA 18977 United States
Free
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Washington Crossing Historic Park curator Kimberly McCarty will give a free public lecture on Sunday, December 6 at 7 PM on some of the people who contributed to the Ten Crucial Days surrounding the crossing. 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. “It’s important to appreciate how each contribution…

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