Sun., July 24, 2022 - 2 pm ET
In-person at The Barn at Gravity Hill, 67 Pleasant Road, Titusville, NJ
Or on-line virtual presentation via Zoom -> Register Here
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.
Copies of the new book will be available to purchase and to have autographed by the authors.
Robert W. Sands Jr. holds a MA in museum professions from Seton Hall University. He is the author of three previous Images of America books: Glassboro, Woodbury, and Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell.
Patricia E. Millen holds a degree in American Studies. An author of two books, including Baseball and the Civil War, and numerous articles, she began her career at Washington Crossing State Park and is a founding board member of the Washington Crossing Park Association.
Co-sponsored by the Hopewell Valley Historical Society and the Washington Crossing Park Association.
Attend in person at The Barn at Gravity Hill - 67 Pleasant Valley Road, Titusville, NJ 08560
Attend the on-line virtual presentation - via Zoom -> Register Here
Washington Crossing book - The cover image is from a reenactment of the crossing as part of a 1947 fraternity gag by Rider University students.