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September 2019

McConkey’s Market

September 14 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Washington Crossing Historic Park – Visitor Center & Historic Village, 1112 River Road
Washington Crossing, PA 18977 United States
Free

Looking for one-of-a-kind gifts and crafts for yourself or a loved one? Visit McConkey’s Market on Saturday, September 14, from 10 AM to 4 PM at Washington Crossing Historic Park. Back for its fifth year, McConkey’s Market will feature more than 90 vendors selling artisan crafts, up-cycled items, handmade jewelry, original art and photography, pottery, vintage clothing, reclaimed furniture and collectibles. Admission to the market is free, and it will be held rain or shine.

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How Washington Taught Himself To Be a General

September 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Washington Crossing Historic Park – Visitor Center & Historic Village, 1112 River Road
Washington Crossing, PA 18977 United States
Free

Join Adrienne Harrison, PhD for a free lecture on how George Washington educated himself in the art of being a general...and then ignored the traditional rules of warfare in the attacks on Trenton and Princeton. This lecture will be accompanied by the first-time exhibition of a copy of one of the military manuals in Washington's personal library. His copy is currently in the collection of the Boston Anthenaeum. This lecture will be held on Sunday, September 15 at 2 PM in the Washington Crossing Historic Park Visitor Center. Registration is required; please call the park Visitor Center at (215) 493-4076 to…

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September Book Club Meeting: Standing In Their Own Light

September 16 @ 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 September meeting of the Washington Crossing Historic Park Book Club is set for Monday, September 16, at 5:30 PM in the Visitor Center. In this meeting, museum curator Kimberly McCarty will lead a discussion of the Introduction, Chapter One and Chapter Two in Standing In Their Own Light: African American Patriots in the American Revolution by Judith L. Van Buskirk. Participation is free and open to all. Members should provide their own books. To register, please call the park Visitor Center at 215-493-4076.

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Colonial Cocktails & Cuisine

September 28 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Washington Crossing Historic Park – Visitor Center & Historic Village, 1112 River Road
Washington Crossing, PA 18977 United States

Colonial Cocktails & Cuisine is sponsored by Capital Health Join the Friends of Washington Crossing Park in celebration of our tenth anniversary of supporting educational programs at Washington Crossing Historic Park (PA). In honor of this milestone, the Friends cordially invite you to an evening of Colonial Cocktails & Cuisine on Saturday, September 28 from 6:00 to 10:00 PM. During this fundraiser, lanterns will light the way as guests walk through the park’s historic buildings sampling colonial-inspired cocktails and gourmet hors d’oeuvres. Surrounding them will be an encampment of Revolutionary War reenactors. The firing of a cannon will summon guests…

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Stargazing at Bowman’s Hill Tower (FULL)

September 28 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Bowman’s Hill Tower, 1 Tower Road
New Hope, PA 18938 United States
Free
Bowman's Hill Tower in the fall

REGISTRATION HAS CLOSED — THIS EVENT IS AT CAPACITY Peer through a telescope atop what may be one of the best vantage points for stargazing in all of Bucks County. Join the Friends of Washington Crossing Park and a local astronomer for a night of stargazing atop Bowman's Hill Tower on September 28 from 7:30 to 9:30 PM. Telescopes will be provided, and viewings are limited to 15-minute periods. Registration is full; only guests who have registered with the Visitor Center may attend. Rain/cloud date is October 5. The Friends of Washington Crossing Park, a non-profit formed in 2009 to…

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October 2019

(Registration Closed) Hearth Cooking Class

October 13 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Washington Crossing Historic Park – Visitor Center & Historic Village, 1112 River Road
Washington Crossing, PA 18977 United States
$60

This class is at capacity and registration has closed. Join a handful of other cooks to prepare an authentic 18th-century meal at Washington Crossing Historic Park on Sunday, October 13, from 10 AM to 3 PM. Please arrive at 9:45 AM. You’ll learn the basic techniques of open hearth cooking in the Hibbs House, where we'll prepare a seasonal 18th-century meal on the hearth and enjoy the meal together at the end of the class. Please note that the food may include ingredients such as wheat, eggs, and meat, and the class will involve some lifting of kettles and water buckets.…

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Bucks County During the Revolution

October 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Washington Crossing Historic Park – Visitor Center & Historic Village, 1112 River Road
Washington Crossing, PA 18977 United States
Free

Join historian and author Owen S. Ireland for a free lecture on how the American Revolution impacted the lives and politics of Bucks County in the 18th century. This lecture will be held on Sunday, October 13 at 2 PM in the Washington Crossing Historic Park Visitor Center. Registration opens September 1. Please call the park Visitor Center at (215) 493-4076 to register. Ireland is a Distinguished Teaching Professor Emeritus in the history department at SUNY Brockport. He wrote the Bucks County chapter in Beyond Philadelphia: The American Revolution in the Pennsylvania Hinterland, edited by John B. Frantz and William…

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(Registration Closed) Village Lantern Tours

October 18 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Washington Crossing Historic Park – Visitor Center & Historic Village, 1112 River Road
Washington Crossing, PA 18977 United States
Free
Lanterns at Washington Crossing Historic Park

This event is at capacity and registration has closed.   Join the Friends of Washington Crossing Park for a free nighttime tour of the Historic Village on October 18. Tour guides will be equipped with lanterns, and the Historic Village buildings will be lit by candles, creating a magical autumn sight. Tours will begin at 7 PM, 8 PM and 9 PM. This is a rain or shine event. The Friends of Washington Crossing Park, a non-profit formed in 2009 to save the crossing reenactment in the wake of state budget cuts, is turning 10. In honor of the anniversary, the…

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Autumn Market & Encampment

October 19 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Washington Crossing Historic Park – Visitor Center & Historic Village, 1112 River Road
Washington Crossing, PA 18977 United States
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Travel back in time and experience the life of the Founding Fathers during Washington Crossing Historic Park’s annual Autumn Encampment & Market on Saturday, October 19, from 10 AM to 4 PM. During this event, colonial townspeople will gather at their marketplace in the historic village area of the park to sell their wares while soldiers drill 18th-century military tactics. The park's fife and drum corps will perform throughout the day. Families will enjoy a wide array of activities including crafts, cooking demonstrations, tours of historic buildings, and one-on-one interaction with colonial reenactors. Admission to Autumn Encampment & Market is…

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October Book Club Meeting: Standing In Their Own Light

October 21 @ 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 October meeting of the Washington Crossing Historic Park Book Club is set for Monday, October 21, at 5:30 PM in the Visitor Center. In this meeting, museum curator Kimberly McCarty will lead a discussion of Chapters Three and Four in Standing In Their Own Light: African American Patriots in the American Revolution by Judith L. Van Buskirk. Participation is free and open to all. Members should provide their own books. To register, please call the park Visitor Center at 215-493-4076.

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