Free History Program Focuses on Washington’s 10 Crucial Days
Relive the gripping tale of George Washington’s desperate crossing of the ice-choked Delaware River in 1776 and surprise attack on the Hessian troops in Trenton in a virtual presentation by William L. Kidder on Thursday, Oct. 15 at 7 p.m.
Hunterdon Land Trust hosts its latest free Historic Delaware River Series program, which is sponsored by the National Park Service’s Lower Delaware Wild and Scenic Program, which aims to protect the natural, cultural and historic value of the Delaware River.
Kidder’s program will focus on the 10 crucial days from Dec. 25, 1776 through Jan. 3, 1777 that were vital toward restoring the American patriots’ efforts to fight for independence against the British. The program will discuss Washington’s crossing of the river through the battle of Princeton.
An author and historian, Kidder taught high school history for 40 years and has been a volunteer interpreter and historian for Howell Living History Farm in Hopewell for 30 years. He is a member of the Washington Crossing American Revolutionary War Round Table, the Association for Living History, Farm, and Agricultural Museums, and serves on the New Jersey Living History Advisory Council and the Crossroads of the American Revolution Advisory Council.
Kidder’s books on the American Revolution include: Ten Crucial Days: Washington’s Vision for Victory Unfolds; A People Harassed and Exhausted: The Story of a New Jersey Militia Regiment in the American Revolution; and Crossroads of the Revolution: Trenton 1774-1783.