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December 2021

December Book Club: Surviving the Winters

December 20, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Virtual PA United States
Free

The December meeting of the Washington Crossing Historic Park Book Club is set for Monday, December 20 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 begin discussion of the book club's next selection, Surviving the Winters: Housing Washington’s Army During the American Revolution by Steven Elliott.  Participants should be prepared to discuss the introduction through chapter two. Book club meetings are free and open to all. Members should provide their own books.

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“Traversing the 10 Crucial Days” Bus Tour

December 21, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Take a ride through history on the “Traversing the 10 Crucial Days” bus tour! You’ll spend the day retracing the December 25 crossing of the Delaware and the American and British military engagements that followed at Trenton, Princeton and areas in-between from December 26, 1776 through January 3, 1777. This public bus tour will be offered on December 5, December 18, and December 21 from 9 AM to 5 PM. The tour begins and ends at Washington Crossing, PA. Historical interpreters Roger Williams and Larry Kidder will tell the remarkable story of the 10 days that breathed crucial new life…

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69th Annual Christmas Day Crossing Reenactment

December 25, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Washington Crossing Historic Park – Visitor Center & Historic Village, 1112 River Road
Washington Crossing, PA 18977 United States
Free

  Witness American history come to life! Each December, thousands of people gather on the banks of the Delaware River to watch the reenactment of George Washington’s daring 1776 Christmas night river crossing. During the event, several hundred reenactors in Continental military dress listen to an inspiring speech by General Washington and then row across the river in replica Durham boats. The 69th annual Christmas Day crossing reenactment is set for Saturday, December 25, from noon to 3 PM (actual crossing begins at about 1 PM). Admission is free! Can't attend on Christmas? Learn more about the First Crossing of…

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January 2022

January Book Club: Surviving the Winters

January 18 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Virtual PA United States
Free

The January 2022 meeting of the Washington Crossing Historic Park Book Club is set for Tuesday, January 18 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 continue the club's discussion of Surviving the Winters: Housing Washington’s Army During the American Revolution by Steven Elliott. Participants should be prepared to discuss chapters three through five. Book club meetings are free and open to all. Members should provide their own books.

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February 2022

In-Person Lecture – The Revolutionary World of a Free Black Man: Jacob Francis 1754-1836

February 13 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Washington Crossing Historic Park – Visitor Center & Historic Village, 1112 River Road
Washington Crossing, PA 18977 United States

On Sunday, February 13 at 1:30 PM, author William L. Kidder will discuss his new book The Revolutionary World of a Free Black Man: Jacob Francis 1754-1836. Born in Amwell Township to a free Black mother, Jacob Francis lived his 82-year life in a world of revolutionary change. He became caught up in the rising tide of revolution in the 1760s and 70s and served fourteen months in the 16th Continental Army regiment, including at the Battle of Trenton, and then in the Third Hunterdon County militia regiment for over six years. Establishing himself as a farmer, he married an…

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February Book Club: Surviving the Winters

February 22 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Virtual PA United States
Free

The February 2022 meeting of the Washington Crossing Historic Park Book Club is set for Tuesday, February 22 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 continue the club's discussion of Surviving the Winters: Housing Washington’s Army During the American Revolution by Steven Elliott. Participants should be prepared to discuss chapters six and seven. Book club meetings are free and open to all. Members should provide their own books.

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March 2022

March Book Club: Manufacturing Independence

March 21 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Virtual PA United States

In partnership with the Friends of Washington Crossing Park the March meeting of the Washington Crossing Historic Park Book Club is set for Monday, March 21, 2022 at 5:30 PM. This meeting will be held virtually using Zoom. Registration is required. To register, please visit the DCNR's website. Zoom meeting details will be provided upon registration. Museum curator Kimberly McCarty will lead a discussion of the book club’s next selection: Manufacturing Independence: Industrial Innovation in the American Revolution by Robert F. Smith; Introduction - Chapter 2. Book club meetings are free and open to all. Members should provide their own…

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April 2022

April Book Club: Manufacturing Independence

April 18 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Virtual PA United States

In partnership with the Friends of Washington Crossing Park the March meeting of the Washington Crossing Historic Park Book Club is set for Monday, April 18, 2022 at 5:30 PM. This meeting will be held virtually using Zoom. Registration is required. To register, please visit the DCNR's website. Zoom meeting details will be provided upon registration. Museum curator Kimberly McCarty will lead a discussion of the book club’s next selection: Manufacturing Independence: Industrial Innovation in the American Revolution by Robert F. Smith; Chapters 3-4. Book club meetings are free and open to all. Members should provide their own books.

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May 2022

Lecture – “Surviving The Winters”

May 1 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Washington Crossing Historic Park, 1112 River Road
Washington Crossing, PA 18977 United States

On Sunday, May 1 at 1:30 PM, join author Steven Elliott as he discusses his book Surviving the Winters: Housing Washington's Army During the American Revolution. Washington’s troops spent only a few days a year in combat. The rest of the time, especially in the winter months, they were engaged in a different sort of battle—against the elements, unfriendly terrain, disease, and hunger. Victory in that more sustained struggle depended on a mastery of camp construction, logistics, and health and hygiene—the components that Elliott considers in his environmental, administrative, and operational investigation of the winter encampments at Middlebrook, Morristown, West…

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May Book Club: Manufacturing Independence

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

In partnership with the Friends of Washington Crossing Park the March meeting of the Washington Crossing Historic Park Book Club is set for Monday, May 16, 2022 at 5:30 PM. This meeting will be held virtually using Zoom. Registration is required. To register, please visit the DCNR's website. Zoom meeting details will be provided upon registration. Museum curator Kimberly McCarty will lead a discussion of the book club’s next selection: Manufacturing Independence: Industrial Innovation in the American Revolution by Robert F. Smith; Chapters 5-6. Book club meetings are free and open to all. Members should provide their own books.

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