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November 2020

November Book Club Meeting: The British Are Coming

November 16, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Free

The November meeting of the Washington Crossing Historic Park Book Club is set for Monday, November 16, 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 Six through Nine. 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 upon…

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December 2020

Virtual Lecture: Who Was Here in December 1776?

December 6, 2020 @ 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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Virtual December Book Club Meeting: The British Are Coming

December 21, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Free

The December meeting of the Washington Crossing Historic Park Book Club is set for Monday, December 21, at 5:30 PM. Registration is required. To register, please visit DCNR's website. This event will be held virtually, and Zoom login information will be sent to participants upon registration. 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 Ten through Thirteen. Book club meetings are free and open to all. Members should provide their own books.

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January 2021

January Book Club Meeting: The British Are Coming

January 19 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Virtual PA United States
Free

The January 2021 meeting of the Washington Crossing Historic Park Book Club is set for Tuesday, January 19, 2021, at 5:30 PM. This meeting will be held virtually using Zoom. 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 Fourteen through Sixteen. Book club meetings are free and open to all. Members should provide their own books.

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February 2021

Virtual Lecture: Soldiers of Color in George Washington’s Army

February 7 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Virtual PA United States
Free

Step into their shoes. See through their eyes. Toward the end of the Revolutionary War, between 10 and 25 percent of Washington's army consisted of soldiers of color. For these men, the Revolutionary War was actually two wars: while the country fought for its existence, Black soldiers struggled for their own freedom. And they had to choose a side. Reenactor Noah Lewis (left), who portrays artillerist Edward "Ned" Hector, will lead a free virtual lecture on this topic on Sunday, February 7 at 1:30 PM. The lecture portion will last for about 45 minutes, and questions will be taken from…

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A Virtual Party for George Washington’s Birthday

February 14 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Virtual PA United States
Free

Help us celebrate George Washington's 289th birthday! Virtual Birthday Party Join us for a virtual celebration of George Washington's 289th birthday on Sunday, February 14, from 1 to 1:30 PM. Sing "Happy Birthday" to General Washington, show him your homemade card or drawing, and enjoy dessert with him if you'd like. At the end, George Washington will take questions from children in the audience, so be sure to think of a good question! The party is free and will be held on Zoom. Capacity is limited, and registration is required to participate. Zoom meeting details are sent to you in…

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February Book Club Meeting: The British Are Coming

February 16 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Virtual PA United States
Free

The February 2021 meeting of the Washington Crossing Historic Park Book Club is set for Tuesday, February 16, 2021, at 5:30 PM. This meeting will be held virtually using Zoom. 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 Seventeen through Nineteen. Book club meetings are free and open to all. Members should provide their own books.

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March 2021

March Book Club Meeting: The British Are Coming

March 15 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Virtual PA United States
Free

The March meeting of the Washington Crossing Historic Park Book Club is set for Monday, March 15, 2021, at 5:30 PM. This meeting will be held virtually using Zoom. Registration is required. To register, please visit DCNR's website. Zoom meeting details will be provided upon registration. 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 20-22. Book club meetings are free and open to all. Members should provide their own books.

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April 2021

Grow With Me! Series for Kids

April 8 @ 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Virtual PA United States
$17.76

In partnership with DelVal's Kids U! program, the Friends of Washington Crossing Park will host a virtual three-part virtual series for kids. The series is set for April 8, May 13, and June 10 from 4 to 4:45 PM. Cost for one child is $17.76 per session, or $45 for all three sessions. Register here. Children (ages 7-9) will learn: The herbs used during the colonial era to make tea and preserve food Tea taxes and the Boston Tea Party How to make a paper teapot How colonial gardens and kitchens were arranged How colonists observed and identified certain types…

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Virtual Lecture on “George Washington’s Nemesis: The Outrageous Treason and Unfair Court-Martial of Maj. Gen. Charles Lee”

April 11 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Virtual PA United States
Free

General Charles Lee, second in command in the Continental Army led by General Washington, was captured by the British in December 1776. As a prisoner, he submitted to his captors a military plan on how to defeat Washington’s army as quickly as possible – but this treason was not discovered during his lifetime. Throughout his sixteen months of captivity and even after his release, Lee continued to offer the enemy help to negotiate an end to the rebellion. After Lee rejoined the Continental Army, he was given command of many of its best troops and orders to attack the rear…

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