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August 2020

Tasty Tuesday

August 11 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Washington Crossing Historic Park, 1112 River Road
Washington Crossing, PA 18977 United States
Free

Do you enjoy foraging for wild edibles? On Tuesday, August 11 at 6:30 PM, join Washington Crossing Historic Park's naturalist for a fun evening of fellowship and education on preparing what you can find in the woods! This program will focus on wineberry and wild grape leaf. Registration is required no later than 4 PM on Monday, August 10. Please email mtruesdale@pa.gov to register. The meeting location will be provided after you register.

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Delaware River Adventure

August 15 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Washington Crossing Historic Park, 1112 River Road
Washington Crossing, PA 18977 United States
Free

Does your family own a canoe or kayak? Are you looking to learn more about water sports? Maybe you're seeking a unique adventure with an experienced outdoor guide! On Saturday, August 15, team up with Washington Crossing Historic Park's naturalist for a fun day on the water! This program runs from 10 AM to 12:30 PM. Families who register must provide their own: Canoe/kayak (with launch permit) Paddles Personal flotation devices to be worn by each participant Closed-toed shoes Water and snacks Sunblock Personal transportation (families will transport their equipment from the take-out location) Canoeing and kayaking are water sports,…

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August Book Club Meeting: The Disaffected

August 17 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Washington Crossing Historic Park – Visitor Center & Historic Village, 1112 River Road
Washington Crossing, PA 18977 United States
Free

The August meeting of the Washington Crossing Historic Park Book Club is set for Monday, August 17, at 5:30 PM. This meeting will be conducted virtually, and registration is required to access the meeting. Museum curator Kimberly McCarty will lead a discussion of The Disaffected: Britain's Occupation of Philadelphia During the American Revolution by Aaron Sullivan. Participants should be prepared to discuss "Interlude: Elizabeth Drinker goes to Washington" through the Epilogue. Book club meetings are free and open to all. Members should provide their own books. To register, please visit DCNR's website. Login information will be sent upon registration.

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Natural Tie-Dye

August 18 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Washington Crossing Historic Park, 1112 River Road
Washington Crossing, PA 18977 United States
Free

There are plants in your backyard that can be used to tie-dye clothing!  Join up with Washington Crossing Historic Park's naturalist and learn about natural dyes! You can bring your own T-shirt to tie-dye and take home with you. This program will be held on two dates: Tuesday, August 18 from 6:30 to 7:30 PM, and on Saturday, August 22, from noon to 2 PM. Registration is required no later than 4 PM on August 17 or 21, depending on your chosen program date. Please email mtruesdale@pa.gov to register. The meeting location will be provided after you register.

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You Point, We Pick

August 21 @ 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 dates…

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Bark in the Park

August 22 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Washington Crossing Historic Park – Visitor Center & Historic Village, 1112 River Road
Washington Crossing, PA 18977 United States
Free

Take a walk in the park with your favorite patriotic pup! On Saturday, August 22, throw a leash on your four-legged friend and join us for a mile-long group walk through Washington Crossing Historic Park. Walks are scheduled for 10 AM and 11 AM. Registration is required. Please email Danielle Gress at dgress@washingtoncrossingpark.org to reserve your spot. Be sure to let us know whether you'll attend at 10 AM or 11 AM and the total number of people in your group. Capacities are limited! All dogs will receive a complimentary tricorn hat. Owners will also be able to meet with…

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Natural Tie-Dye

August 22 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Washington Crossing Historic Park, 1112 River Road
Washington Crossing, PA 18977 United States
Free

There are plants in your backyard that can be used to tie-dye clothing!  Join up with Washington Crossing Historic Park's naturalist and learn about natural dyes! You can bring your own T-shirt to tie-dye and take home with you. This program will be held on two dates: Tuesday, August 18 from 6:30 to 7:30 PM, and on Saturday, August 22, from noon to 2 PM. Registration is required no later than 4 PM on August 17 or 21, depending on your chosen program date. Please email mtruesdale@pa.gov to register. The meeting location will be provided after you register.

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Tasty Tuesday (Virtual)

August 25 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Washington Crossing Historic Park, 1112 River Road
Washington Crossing, PA 18977 United States
Free

Do you enjoy foraging for wild edibles? Join DCNR's naturalist and the historical horticulturalists from the Friends of Washington Crossing Historic Park for a live, virtual evening of cooking what you can find in the woods! This program will focus on wild berries, mushrooms, mixed greens, and teas. The program will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 PM on Tuesday, August 25. Registration is required. To register, please email mtruesdale@pa.gov no later than 4 PM on Monday, August 21. Information on accessing the Zoom session will be provided when you register.

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Camp Out

August 28 @ 4:00 pm - August 29 @ 10:00 am
Washington Crossing Historic Park, 1112 River Road
Washington Crossing, PA 18977 United States
$15

Tired of staying indoors? Looking for an outdoor camping experience? The environmental education staff at Washington Crossing Historic Park has just the ticket: a tent-only Camp Out! Join us for this special outdoor camping experience, running from 4 PM on Friday, August 28 until 10 AM on Saturday, August 29. Each site will come with a picnic table. Families are expected to practice appropriate social distancing, follow CDC guidelines (including bringing a mask), and provide their own food, water, cooking equipment, trash bags, and all other gear. The park will not provide any personal camping equipment, including tents. Please practice…

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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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