Washington Crossing Historic Park

History comes alive for visitors to Washington Crossing Historic Park, where George Washington crossed the Delaware River on Christmas Day 1776 to attack the unsuspecting enemy forces at Trenton, New Jersey. Washington’s victory bolstered the morale of his tattered army, changing the course of the American Revolution. On December 25, an actor portraying the general reenacts the legendary...
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Heritage Highlights

Bushy Run Battlefield, Jeanette Lecture: “Powder Homs of the Pennsylvania Frontier”, November 11, 1995 Cornwall Iron Furnace, Cornwall Lecture: “The Henry Clay Furnace, Lancaster County: An Archaeological Perspective”, October 10, 1995 Candlelight Christmas Tours, December 7-8, 1995 Eckley Miners’ Village, Weatherly Lecture: “Superstitions, Folklore and...
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Heritage Highlights

Brandywine Battlefield Park, Chadds Ford Winter Lecture Series, February 1, 8, 15, 22, 1996 Drake Well Museum, Titusville Heritage Lecture Series, April 11, 18, 25, 1996 Engine Start-Up Day, April 27, 1996 Eckley Miners’ Village, Weatherly Patch Town Day, June 30, 1996 Community Family Picnic, July 28, 1996 Civil War Encampment, August 24-25, 1996 Pennsbury Manor, Morrisville Tea for Tots...
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Heritage Highlights

Daniel Boone Homestead, Birdsboro Daniel Boone Birthday Program, November 3, 1996 Christmas at the Homestead, December 8, 1996 Brandywine Battlefield Park, Chadds Ford Chadds Ford Candlelight Christmas Tours, December 1, 1996 Cornwall Iron Furnace, Cornwall Christmas at Cornwall Iron Furnace, December 5-6, 1996 Ephrata Cloister, Ephrata Apple Dumpling Festival, October 12, 1996 Christmas at the...
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Heritage Highlights

Bushy Run Battlefield, Jeanette 234th Anniversary of the Battle of Bushy Run, August 2-3, 1997 Living History Workshops, August 23-24, 1997 Fall Nature Walk, October 4, 1997 Haunted History Hayrides, October 25, 1997 Eckley Miners’ Village, Weatherly Civil War Encampment, August 23, 1997 100th Anniversary Celebration of the Lattimer Massacre Symposium, September 13, 1997 Graeme Park,...
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Heritage Highlights

Brandywine Battlefield Park, Chadds Ford Revolutionary Times at Brandywine, September 21, 1997 Candlelight Christmas in Chadds Ford, December 6, 1997 Eckley Miners’ Village, Weatherly A Children’s Christmas in Eckley, December 6-7, 1997 Christmas in Eckley, December 14, 1997 Ephrata Cloister, Ephrata Bread and Butter “Hands-On” Activities for Young Visitors, November 15,...
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Heritage Highlights

Brandywine Battlefield Park, Chadds Ford Washington’s Birthday Commemoration, February 29, 2000 Battlefield Van Tours, April 1, 8, 15, 22, 2000 Ephrata Cloister, Ephrata George Beissel 309th Birthday Program, March 1, 2000 Graeme Park, Horsham Native American Cultural Festival, April 29, 2000 Landis Valley Museum, Lancaster Winter Institute, February 11-14, 2000 Antique Apple Wood Grafting...
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Heritage Highlights

Brandywine Battlefield Park, Chadds Ford Lecture: “Loyalists”, February 22, 2001 Performances by the Bard of Brandywine, March 11, 2001 Program: The Delaware Continentals, April 8, 2001 Joseph Priestley House, Northumberland Special Interpretive Tour: The Daily Lives of Eighteenth-Century Women, March 25, 2001 Washington Crossing Historic Park, Washington Crossing General...
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PHMC Highlights

Aweekend historical sewing workshop at the Somerset Historical Center in February taught participants how to create hand-sewn, eighteenth-century pockets for period clothing. Gail Smith, assistant curator, and volunteer Robin Cordek, helped plan the event and assisted participants. Curator Carrie Blough and her mother, local seamstress Giselle Blough, served as workshop instructors.   Louis...
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Making Heritage Chocolate at the Historic Crossing

On Saturday, June 16, 2012, Washington Crossing Historic Park (WCHP) in Bucks County, administered by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC), partnered with the American Heritage Chocolate division of Mars Inc. to present a program entitled “Taste a Revolution in Chocolate.” The chocolate-making demonstration and lecture on the history of chocolate was attended by...
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