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Author: Jennifer Rogers Burns

Jennifer Rogers Burns, a resident of Lower Southampton, has been dedicating her time to preserving history for several years. Author of Hidden History of Bucks County, Jennifer has spent the last 10 years volunteering at several nonprofit organizations in the community, including as Vice President of Public Relations for the Craven Hall Historical Society. She previously served on the Upper Southampton Township Historical Advisory Board until her move to Lower Southampton. Jennifer's favorite hobbies include writing, visiting historic structures and parks, and preserving and documenting local history. Currently a public relations specialist, Jennifer is also receiving her Masters of Science in History and Archaeology from the University of Edinburgh (Scotland).

Pairing History with Pints: Second Sin Brewing Company + Historic Bristol Borough

by Jennifer Rogers Burns on August 4, 2020

Spend some time in the sun before you stop by Second Sin Brewing along the Bucks County Ale Trail for a cold pint in historic Bristol Borough to take in the beautiful waterfront. (And while you’re there, don’t miss one of the only Harriet Tubman statues in America!) Did you know that the history of Bristol Borough dates back several centuries? Bristol’s first European settlers arrived more than…

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Pairing History with Pints: Playwicki Farm & Moss Mill Brewing Company

by Jennifer Rogers Burns on June 23, 2020

I know what you are thinking -- you are tired of sitting out back, barbecuing with an ice-cold drink in hand. Well, I am here to tell you that instead of hanging out back, why not visit a local historic park, appreciate all that Bucks County has to offer, and stop at a Bucks County brewery or distillery on your way home? Playwicki Farm, a 110-acre historic park located in Feasterville, has been…

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Pairing History with Pints: New Hope Railroad & Weyerbacher Brewing Tap Room

by Jennifer Rogers Burns on April 4, 2019

The sun is shining and it’s no longer dark at 6 p.m., which means spring is here! I can already smell the flowers, fresh cut grass (regardless of my allergies), and taste a glass of ice-cold local beer from none other than Weyerbacher Brewing! Yes, I know, they are based out of Easton, Pennsylvania, but guess what? They recently opened a tap room here in scenic Bucks County - at the Ferry Market…

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Pairing History with Pints: Pennsbury Manor & Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company

by Jennifer Rogers Burns on October 5, 2018

Even though summer flew by, don’t worry! Autumn is still the perfect time to get outside, enjoy a beer or two, and visit some of the incredible historic sites, parks, landmarks here in beautiful Bucks County. But, before the leaves start to change, let’s start you on another tour, pairing history with local, thirst-quenching pints. The first stop on your journey is Pennsbury Manor – the 43-acre…

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Pairing History with Pints: Craven Hall & Moss Mill Brewing Company

by Jennifer Rogers Burns on June 15, 2018

You know what’s one of the best things about Bucks County? You can live here all of your life and still find hidden gems to stumble across, and by stumble, I literally mean there is something you walk or drive past every day that you didn’t even know existed. From cute, trendy shops and comforting cafes, to historic sites and new craft breweries, there’s always something new for you to experience…

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Pairing History with Pints: Yardley & Washington’s Crossing

by Jennifer Rogers Burns on May 29, 2017

In 1776, General George Washington and his army marched through parts of Bucks County, but before they reached New Jersey for the historic Battle of Trenton, they had to make their way across the Delaware River through a wintry mix of snow and ice. Though these men had just experienced an incredibly tough loss in New York just a couple months prior, they never gave up. If they hadn’t persisted through the harsh Northeastern winter, then one of the most monumental battles of the Revolutionary War would not have been won by Washington’s army, and the cause for freedom may have been lost…

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Pairing History with Pints

by Jennifer Rogers Burns on March 15, 2017

Let’s be honest – who wouldn’t want to enjoy a bite and a brew after navigating through a castle? Just over 100 years ago, Henry Mercer – local historian and archaeologist – constructed the museum, a beautiful, six-story castle in the heart of Doylestown’s historic district…

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