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Special Event at Washington Crossing State Park- “Over Here, Molly Pitcher”
Saturday, September 2, 2017 at 2:00 pm
SPECIAL EVENT AT WASHINGTON CROSSING STATE PARK-
“Over Here, Molly Pitcher”
A dramatic presentation by living history educator Stacy Roth highlights the lives of women who “belonged to the army” during the American Revolution. “Molly reminisces about the days when she accompanied her husband through summer battles and winter encampments from Valley Forge to Monmouth to Morristown. Relating her tales of firing a cannon in the heat of battle to trudging “behind the baggage,” she provides a glimpse into what it was like to be a “camp follower” in the days when American Independence was a dream rather than a certainty. A participatory artillery drill is included. The presentation will be held at the Visitor Center Museum’s auditorium at 2:00 PM. A vehicle Park entrance fee applies.
The Visitor Center Museum will be open from 9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. featuring The Swan Historical Foundation’s Collection of 500+ Colonial and Revolutionary War artifacts.
The Visitor Center Museum can be reached from I-95 by taking the Trenton/Lambertville Exit (this is the first exit in New Jersey heading north and the last exit heading south). Continue north on Route 29 for 2 ½ miles and turn right at the first traffic light. Park Entrance will be on your left in a ½ mile. Enter the park and follow the signs to the Visitor Center Museum.
For more information call (609) 737-0623.