Park Lectures from the Comfort of Your Home

August 14th, 2020 History,News and Events

Three free lectures that were originally planned to be held at Washington Crossing Historic Park this fall will now be held virtually using Zoom.

These upcoming lectures are free and open to all, but registration is required. Zoom meeting details will be provided after you register.

African Americans in the Continental Army

Date: Sunday, September 13
Time: 2:00 to 3:30 PM
Registration is open 

Bucks County historian and reenactor John U. Rees will discuss his book, They Were Good Soldiers: African-Americans Serving in the Continental Army, 1775-1783. The book depicts the experiences of free and enslaved soldiers of color during America’s war for independence.


Ferries and Taverns During the Revolution

Date: Sunday, October 18
Time: 1:30 to 3:00 PM
Registration begins September 1

Washington Crossing Historic Park curator Kimberly McCarty will discuss the role of 18th century ferries and taverns on colonial life and the war. She’ll highlight McConkey’s Ferry Inn, the building in which Washington wrote of his plan to cross the Delaware River on December 25, 1776.


Who Was Here in December 1776?

Date: Sunday, December 6
Time: 7:00 to 8:30 PM
Registration begins October 25

Park curator Kimberly 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.