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July 2020

Curator Tour: The Thompson-Neely House

July 12 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
1638 River Road Princeton, WV United States + Google Map

Tour Step back in time with a free guided tour of the historic Thompson-Neely House on Sunday, July 12 at 1:30 PM. Park curator Kimberly McCarty will lead a guided tour of the house, which served as a temporary Continental Army hospital during Washington’s winter campaign of 1776/1777 in Bucks County. Ill and injured soldiers were brought to this home of the Thompson and Neely families for medical treatment and recovery. A young officer from Virginia named James Monroe, who…

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Colonial Camp – Week Two (Ages 9-12)

July 13 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Old Barracks Museum, 101 Barrack St
Trenton, NJ United States
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Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Young Revolutionaries interested in spending a week in a world without YouTube are called to join General Washington's ranks! Colonial Summer Camp at the Old Barracks provides children with a rich cultural experience, as well as lots of fun! Some of the activities the kids will do include: * Recreating camp life on the Old Barracks parade ground, used over 200 years ago by British, Hessian, and American Soldiers * Cooking stew in the camp kitchen,…

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July 19 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Brick Yard Road, Hopewell Township, NJ, us, 08560

Come out to the pond and usea basic fishing pole made from a bamboo shoot and rigged to catch bluegills.Any caught fish will be released but you get to take your cane pole home. Meetat Niederers Pond on Church and Brickyard Roads. Advanced registrationrequired. Free. Online RSVPs will not be accepted for thisevent so that we can manage social distancing. Please call the Nature Center@ (609) 737-0609 to register. Face coverings required.

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July Book Club Meeting: The Disaffected

July 20 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
1112 River Road Washington Crossing, PA United States + Google Map

The July meeting of the Washington Crossing Historic Park Book Club is set for Monday, July 20, at 5:30 PM in the Visitor Center. Museum curator Kimberly McCarty lead a discussion of The Disaffected: Britain’s Occupation of Philadelphia During the American Revolution by Aaron Sullivan. Participants should be prepared to discuss Chapters Three and Four. Book club meetings are 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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History Author Talks – July 21, 2020

July 21

YOU ARE INVITED!     The Princeton Battlefield Society invites you to the July 21 st program of, “Pandemics in British America and Revolutionary Healing.” The one-hour program will feature Elizabeth Fenn and Stephen Coss, with Christian DiSpigna as guest host. Elizabeth Fenn, “Pox Americana: The Great Smallpox Epidemic of 1775-82” Stephen Coss, “The Fever of 1721: The Epidemic that Revolutionized Medicine and American Politics” Christian Di Spigna, “Founding Martyr: The Life and Death of Dr. Joseph Warren” The…

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Wine on the Waterfront

July 25 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
1112 River Road Washington Crossing, PA United States + Google Map

  Wine on the Waterfront returns to the banks of the Delaware River in Washington Crossing Historic Park (PA) on Saturday, July 25 from 3:00 to 7:00 PM. The event will feature gourmet food, live jazz music, and one-ounce tastes of dozens of wines from a number of Pennsylvania wineries, including: Bishop Estate Vineyard and Winery Boyd’s Cardinal Hollow Winery Crossing Vineyards & Winery Chaddsford Winery Grace Winery Mount Nittany Vineyard & Winery Rebel Hive Meadery Sand Castle Winery More…

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July 25 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Phillips Farm Pond, Hopewell Township, NJ, us, 08560

Explore the park for nature at night and havesome good old-fashioned fun on this naturalist-guided hike and campfire. Bringa flashlight. Enter the park from the entrance on Bear Tavern Rd (PhillipsFarm/ Group Camping Entrance) and follow the event signs to the Nature Center. Advanced registration required. Fee:$2.00/person (exact change, please). Online RSVPs will notbe accepted for this event so that we can manage social distancing. Pleasecall the Nature Center @ (609) 737-0609 to register. Face coveringsrequired.

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Live Demonstration at the Thompson-Neely Grist Mill

July 26 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
1638 River Road Princeton, WV United States + Google Map

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. Demonstrations are scheduled for: Sunday, July 26, 2 PM Sunday, August 30, 2 PM Sunday, September 27, 2 PM Sunday, October 25, 2 PM The mill is located across the street from the Thompson-Neely House and Farmstead: 1635 River Road, New Hope, PA. Demonstrations last about 30 minutes.…

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History Author Talks – July 28, 2020

July 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

YOU ARE INVITED! The Princeton Battlefield Society invites you to the July 28th program of, “Revolutionary Physicians, Medicine and Healing in our Founding Era.” Guests Stephen Fried, author of RUSH: Revolution, Madness, and Benjamin Rush, the Visionary Doctor Who Became a Founding Father, and Christian Di Spigna, author of FOUNDING MARTYR: The Life of Dr. Joseph Warren and American Revolution’s Lost Hero. Guest Host: Andrew Wehrman, author of CONTAGION OF LIBERTY. The Princeton Battlefield Society will be the partner…

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August 2020


August 1 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Nelson House, Titusville, NJ, us, 08560

FULL MOON NIGHTTIME BIKE HIKE(pre-teen-adult) Saturday August 2,  8:30p.m. Take a guided night bicycle ride, by thelight of the Sturgeon Moon, up the Delaware & Raritan Canal Towpath towardthe Lambertville wing dam (approx. 13 miles round trip). Meet at the NelsonHouse parking lot. Bring your own bike, bike light and helmet. Advancedregistration required. Call the Nature Center for directions. Free. Online RSVPs will not be accepted for this event so that we can managesocial distancing. Please call the Nature Center…

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