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April 2023

Author’s Congress

April 15 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Washington Crossing Historic Park, 1112 River Road
Washington Crossing, PA 18977 United States

Authors, historians, and eighteenth-century enthusiasts unite on the 240th anniversary of the end of the American Revolution for a blended conference of literary celebration and scholarly discussion about this complex and important movement in our nation’s history. On Saturday, April 15 at 4 PM, enjoy multiple panel presentations, then meet the authors in person to ask questions and carry on the conversation. Co-sponsored by Nathan’s Papers and Liberty & Co., hosted by Washington Crossing Historic Park in association with the Friends of Washington Crossing Park. No registration is required. This event is free and will be held in-person at the…

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April Book Club: Betsy Ross and the Making of America

April 17 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Virtual PA United States

In partnership with the Friends of Washington Crossing Park the next meeting of the Washington Crossing Historic Park Book Club is set for Monday, April 17 2023 at 5:30 PM. This meeting will be held virtually using Zoom. Click here to register. Registration is required. Zoom meeting details will be provided upon registration. Museum curator Kimberly McCarty will lead a discussion of the book club’s next selection: Betsy Ross and the Making of America by Marla R. Miller. Please be prepared to discuss Prologue – Chapter 4 during the meeting. Book club meetings are free and open to all. Members…

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May 2023

Lecture – Royal Refugees, the Doan Gang of Bucks County

May 7 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Washington Crossing Historic Park, 1112 River Road
Washington Crossing, PA 18977 United States

On Sunday, May 7 at 1:30 PM, Washington Crossing Historic Park welcomes curators Annie Halliday and Clint Flack from the Mercer Museum to discuss the notorious Doan gang, their background, and activities early in the revolution. The Doan gang was a group of British loyalists, the most notorious members being five brothers and one cousin from the Doan family of Plumstead. The gang was composed of around 30 members who were accused murderers, attainted traitors, horse thieves, and ferried British prisoners of war to British lines. They were also guilty of robbing tax collectors, their most famous crime being the…

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May Book Club: Betsy Ross and the Making of America

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

In partnership with the Friends of Washington Crossing Park the next meeting of the Washington Crossing Historic Park Book Club is set for Monday, May 15, 2023 at 5:30 PM. This meeting will be held virtually using Zoom. Click here to register. Registration is required. Zoom meeting details will be provided upon registration. Museum curator Kimberly McCarty will lead a discussion of the book club’s next selection: Betsy Ross and the Making of America by Marla R. Miller. Please be prepared to discuss Chapters 5-9 during the meeting. Book club meetings are free and open to all. Members should provide…

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June 2023

Lecture – “Founding Friendship: George Washington, James Madison, and the Creation of the American Republic”

June 4 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Washington Crossing Historic Park, 1112 River Road
Washington Crossing, PA 18977 United States

On Sunday, June 4 at 1:30 PM, join Stuart Leibiger as he discusses his book Founding Friendship: George Washington, James Madison, and the Creation of the American Republic. Dr. Leibiger analyzes the rise and fall of the friendship and political collaboration between these two Revolutionary Statesmen. After teaming up to help win American Independence, Washington and Madison cooperated on the framing and ratification of the U.S. Constitution. When Washington took office as first president, Madison was his right-hand man and confidant, providing advice on policy and precedents. With the rise of the Federalist and Republican parties, however, Washington and Madison…

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June Book Club: Betsy Ross and the Making of America

June 20 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Virtual PA United States

In partnership with the Friends of Washington Crossing Park the next meeting of the Washington Crossing Historic Park Book Club is set for Monday, June 20, 2023 at 5:30 PM. This meeting will be held virtually using Zoom. Click here to register. Registration is required. Zoom meeting details will be provided upon registration. Museum Curator Kimberly McCarty will lead a discussion of the book club’s next selection: Betsy Ross and the Making of America by Marla R. Miller. Please be prepared to discuss Chapters 10-14 during the meeting. Book club meetings are free and open to all. Members should provide…

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July 2023

July Book Club: Betsy Ross and the Making of America

July 17 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Virtual PA United States

In partnership with the Friends of Washington Crossing Park the next meeting of the Washington Crossing Historic Park Book Club is set for Monday, July 17, 2023 at 5:30 PM. This meeting will be held virtually using Zoom. Click here to register. Registration is required. Zoom meeting details will be provided upon registration. Museum Curator Kimberly McCarty will lead a discussion of the book club’s next selection: Betsy Ross and the Making of America by Marla R. Miller. Please be prepared to discuss Chapters 15-18 during the meeting. Book club meetings are free and open to all. Members should provide…

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August 2023

August Book Club: Betsy Ross and the Making of America

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

In partnership with the Friends of Washington Crossing Park the next meeting of the Washington Crossing Historic Park Book Club is set for Monday, August 21, 2023 at 5:30 PM. This meeting will be held virtually using Zoom. Click here to register. Registration is required. Zoom meeting details will be provided upon registration. Museum Curator Kimberly McCarty will lead a discussion of the book club’s next selection: Betsy Ross and the Making of America by Marla R. Miller. Please be prepared to discuss Chapter 19 - Epilogue during the meeting. Book club meetings are free and open to all. Members…

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September 2023

September Book Club: Feeding Washington’s Army: Surviving the Valley Forge Winter of 1778

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

In partnership with the Friends of Washington Crossing Park the next meeting of the Washington Crossing Historic Park Book Club is set for Monday, September 18, 2023 at 5:30 PM. This meeting will be held virtually using Zoom. Click here to register. Registration is required. Zoom meeting details will be provided upon registration. Museum Curator Kimberly McCarty will lead a discussion of the book club’s next selection: Feeding Washington’s Army: Surviving the Valley Forge Winter of 1778 by Ricardo A. Herrera. Please be prepared to discuss the Introduction – Chapter 1 during the meeting. Book club meetings are free and…

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October 2023

Lecture – “Hessians: German Soldiers in the American Revolutionary War” with Friederike Baer

October 15 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Washington Crossing Historic Park, 1112 River Road
Washington Crossing, PA 18977 United States

On Sunday, October 15 at 1:30 PM, author Friederike Baer will discuss her book Hessians: German Soldiers in the American Revolutionary War. The book examines the experiences of the estimated 30,000 German soldiers – collectively known as Hessians – that participated in the war on the British side. In 2002, Dr. Baer received a Ph.D. in early American history from Brown University. She served as a project archivist at the American Philosophical Society. Since 2010, she has been on the faculty of Penn State Abington College as an Associate Professor of History and Division Head for Arts and Humanities. Copies…

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