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A Circus Man’s Stunt Turned Holiday Tradition: The Reenactment of Washington’s Crossing

by Brooke Hillman on December 8, 2017

The annual reenactment of one of the most significant moments in revolutionary history started out as a sword-swallower’s publicity stunt more than half a century ago. Fast forward through the years and an Olympic gold medalist, unofficial “Hessian troops” and mischievous fraternity brothers have all made an appearance in this iconic Bucks County event…

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Exploring Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve

by Megan Clemmer on July 31, 2017

Finding ways to get children engaged in nature as opposed to electronic devices can be quite the feat. I have made it my mission this summer to help my children find ways to explore local parks, nature preserves and other outdoor recreational areas. One noteworthy place we recently visited was Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve in New Hope…

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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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