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October 2020

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
Grist mill

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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November 2020

Lecture: The Decision to Hire German Troops in the War of American Independence

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

Dr. Friederike Baer will visit Washington Crossing Historic Park (PA) to 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." The lecture is set for Sunday, November 8 at 2 PM in the Visitor Center auditorium. 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…

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December 2020

Lecture: Who Was Here in December 1776?

December 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Washington Crossing Historic Park – Visitor Center & Historic Village, 1112 River Road
Washington Crossing, PA 18977 United States
Free
crossing-reenactors

Washington Crossing Historic Park curator Kimberly McCarty will give a free public lecture on Sunday, December 6 at 7 PM on some of the people who contributed to the Ten Crucial Days surrounding the crossing. 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. “It’s important to appreciate how each contribution…

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68th Annual Christmas Day Crossing Reenactment

December 25 @ 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 68th annual Christmas Day crossing reenactment is set for Friday, December 25, from noon to 3 PM (actual crossing begins at about 1 PM). Admission is free! Additional Details Washington Crossing Historic Park is located at the intersection of…

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