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August 2020

CANCELED: Curator Tour of McConkey’s Ferry Inn

August 30 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Washington Crossing Historic Park – Visitor Center & Historic Village, 1112 River Road
Washington Crossing, PA 18977 United States
Free

This event has been canceled.   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...” The first ferry building was built in 1752, but only the basement kitchen remains. The current inn was built in several stages; the west side, the one farthest from the river, was built around 1790 and includes the original basement. The building represents a typical country inn or tavern of the Revolutionary era and suggests…

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CANCELED: Live Demonstration at the Thompson-Neely Grist Mill

August 30 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Washington Crossing Historic Park – Thompson-Neely Farmstead, 1638 River Road
New Hope, United States
$7

This event has been canceled.   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. 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 of the Thompson-Neely House and Farmstead across the street. Visitors who have purchased a multi-site tour for a milling demonstration day may attend the demonstration at no extra…

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You Point, We Pick

August 31 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 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, August 3, 4:30 PM to 6 PM at the Hibbs House kitchen garden Friday, August 21, 4:30 PM to 6 PM at the Hibbs House kitchen garden Monday, August 31, 4:30 PM to 6 PM at the Hibbs House kitchen garden Friday, September 11, 4:30 PM to 6 PM at the Hibbs House kitchen garden If you're planning to participate, please email our historical horticulturalist, Anna Davis-Agostini, at adavis@washingtoncrossingpark.org. On the…

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September 2020

You Point, We Pick

September 11 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 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, August 3, 4:30 PM to 6 PM at the Hibbs House kitchen garden Friday, August 21, 4:30 PM to 6 PM at the Hibbs House kitchen garden Monday, August 31, 4:30 PM to 6 PM at the Hibbs House kitchen garden Friday, September 11, 4:30 PM to 6 PM at the Hibbs House kitchen garden If you're planning to participate, please email our historical horticulturalist, Anna Davis-Agostini, at adavis@washingtoncrossingpark.org. On the…

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(Registration Closed) Virtual Lecture on “They Were Good Soldiers: African-Americans Serving in the Continental Army”

September 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Virtual PA United States
Free

Bucks County historian John U. Rees will give a free virtual lecture on Sunday, September 13 at 2 PM. This lecture will be held over Zoom. Registration has closed.  Rees's lecture will discuss his book: 'They Were Good Soldiers': African-Americans Serving in the Continental Army, 1775-1783. He 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…

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September Book Club Meeting: The British Are Coming

September 21 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Free

The September meeting of the Washington Crossing Historic Park Book Club is set for Monday, September 21, at 5:30 PM. This meeting will be conducted virtually, and registration is required to access the meeting. To register, please visit DCNR's website. Login information will be sent upon registration. Museum curator Kimberly McCarty will lead a discussion of the book club's next selection, written by Rick Atkinson: The British Are Coming: The War for America Lexington to Princeton, 1775-1777. Participants should be prepared to discuss the Prologue through Chapter Two. Book club meetings are free and open to all. Members should provide their…

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CANCELED: Live Demonstration at the Thompson-Neely Grist Mill

September 27 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Washington Crossing Historic Park – Thompson-Neely Farmstead, 1638 River Road
New Hope, United States
$7

This event has been canceled.   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. 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 of the Thompson-Neely House and Farmstead across the street. Visitors who have purchased a multi-site tour for a milling demonstration day may attend the demonstration at no extra…

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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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October Book Club Meeting: The British Are Coming

October 19 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Free

The October meeting of the Washington Crossing Historic Park Book Club is set for Monday, October 19, at 5:30 PM. Registration is required. To register, please visit DCNR's website. Museum curator Kimberly McCarty will lead a discussion of The British Are Coming: The War for America Lexington to Princeton, 1775-1777. Participants should be prepared to discuss Chapters Three, Four and Five. Book club meetings are free and open to all. Members should provide their own books. Please note: This event may be held virtually if necessary. If the meeting will be held virtually, login information will be sent to participants…

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CANCELED: Live Demonstration at the Thompson-Neely Grist Mill

October 25 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Washington Crossing Historic Park – Thompson-Neely Farmstead, 1638 River Road
New Hope, United States
$7

This event has been canceled.   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. The mill is located across the street from the Thompson-Neely House and Farmstead: 1635 River Road, New Hope, PA. Admission is $7 per person and includes a guided tour of the Thompson-Neely House and Farmstead across the street. Visitors who have purchased a multi-site tour for a milling demonstration day may attend the demonstration at no extra charge.

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