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Friends of Washington Crossing Park Celebrate the Reopening of Historic Park and Visitors Center

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June 26, 2010 — Washington Crossing, PA — The Friends of Washington Crossing Park will proudly celebrate the reopening of Washington Crossing Park at a ceremony on Thursday, July 1st from 11am-1pm. Invited guests for the reopening ceremony include Governor Ed Rendell, Congressman Patrick Murphy and state, county and local officials. Also expected to be on hand are representatives of the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. The reopening festivities will include a Director’s tour of the Village, colonial reenactments, demonstrations and children in period costume.

The reopening festivities will continue on Sunday, July 4th from 11am-3pm with tours of Washington Crossing Village, the Thompson-Neely House, and Bowman’s Hill Tower. Other planned events include reenactments of drills, Honor Guard, musketry, cannon firing and Durham boat barn, demonstrations, tours of village houses, and children’s colonial games, recruitment drills, quill pen writing, and art activities. A reading of the Declaration of Independence is also scheduled.

Starting July 9th, 10th and 11th the park will be open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday for tours from 10am-4:00pm. Bowman’s Tower will be open on its regular schedule. All events are being coordinated by The Friends of Washington Crossing Park. The group welcomes new members and volunteers. Your donations and assistance will help support their efforts. For more information about Friends of Washington Crossing Park or to donate, visit www.friendsofwashingtoncrossingpark.com. For recorded park information call 215-493-4076. To learn more about volunteer opportunities email xingvols@comcast.net.

About the Friends of Washington Crossing Park

Washington Crossing Historic Park is the site where George Washington Crossed the Delaware on Christmas Day in 1776. When budgets cuts by the state of Pennsylvania threatened to cancel the 2009 Christmas crossing event, The Friends of Washington Crossing Park (FWCP) formed by mobilizing time and financial resources to see that this significant event succeeded.

The Friends of Washington Crossing Park (FWCP) has worked tirelessly to reopen Washington Crossing Historic Park for guided interpretive tours and educational programming. FWCP understands the importance of the park as a historical treasure and cultural gem. A nonprofit group, FWCP formed to pursue and create fundraising, membership and volunteer opportunities. While establishing a board of directors, by-laws and nonprofit status, FWCP has continued to host events traditional to the park. Last month, FWCP partnered with The Pennsbury Society and opened Bowman’s Tower.

For more information about Friends of Washington Crossing Park or to donate, visit friendsofwashingtoncrossingpark.com. To learn more about volunteer opportunities, visit Friends of Washington Crossing Park