Hunterdon Land Trust will welcome authors Patricia Millen and Robert Sands Jr. to discuss their new book Washington Crossing at Sunday, Oct. 16 at 11 a.m. during HLT’s Farmers’ Market.
The illustrated lecture on Washington Crossing will explore the history of the site of General George Washington’s crossing of the Delaware River with his Continental Army in 1776 to the Battle of Trenton– through the creation of both parks that mark its place in memorial. (Side note: At the time when Washington crossed, Hunterdon County’s southern border stretched down to the Assunpink Creek in Trenton.)
The talk will detail the history chronologically and bring the story of both the New Jersey and Pennsylvania parks and the people who helped create them up to the present day, where an annual reenactment of the crossing continues every year.
The authors will also examine Emanuel Leutze’s famous 1851 masterpiece Washington Crossing the Delaware and its importance as a symbol of American patriotism.The talk will last about 45 minutes with time for questions. The authors will have books to sell and autograph for $24 each.
The program is free, but reservations are strongly encouraged by emailing email@example.com.
The program will be held in the wagon house of the historic Dvoor Farm, 111 Mine St. in Flemington.This program is sponsored by the National Park Service’s Lower Delaware Wild & Scenic Program, which aims to protect the natural, cultural and historic value of this great American river.