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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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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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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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