Washington Crossing: The History and the Parks

Washington Crossing: The History and the Parks

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The Barn at Gravity Hill

67 Pleasant Valley Road

Hopewell Township, NJ 08560

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Explore the history of Washington's crossing of the Delaware, and the creation of the two state parks that memorialize the event.

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Washington Crossing is one of America’s most revered historic landmarks, memorializing the Christmas evening in 1776 that General George Washington and his army crossed the ice-choked Delaware in the middle of a driving snow storm to attack the British-Hessian garrison in Trenton, NJ — turning the tide of the American Revolution.

Robert Sands and Patricia Millen, authors of the recently-published book Images of America: Washington Crossing, will explore the story of Washington’s crossing of the Delaware River, and the creation of both of the parks that mark its place, Washington Crossing State Park in New Jersey, created in 1912, and Washington Crossing Historic Park in Pennsylvania, created in 1917.

The talk will be illustrated with never-before-seen photographs of both of the parks and the people who worked to create them. The authors also will examine Emanuel Leutze’s famous 1851 masterpiece, Washington Crossing the Delaware, and its importance as a symbol of American patriotism.

Co-sponsored by the Hopewell Valley Historical Society and the Washington Crossing Park Association. Click for more information.

REGISTER HERE ONLY for the on-line virtual presentation over Zoom. No registration is required to attend in person at The Barn at Gravity Hill - 67 Pleasant Valley Road, Titusville, NJ.

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