CLOSED. THIS EVENT HAS REACHED CAPACITY AND REGISTRATION IS CLOSED. A WAITLIST IS AVAILABLE IN THE EVENT OF CANCELATIONS. WASHINGTON CROSSING HISTORIC PARK WILL CONTACT PEOPLE ON THE WAITLIST IF OPENINGS BECOME AVAILABLE.
This event will be held virtually via Zoom in partnership with Friends of Washington Crossing Park; it will NOT be face-to-face in the park. Bucks County historian John U. Rees will visit Washington Crossing Historic Park (PA) on Sunday, September 13 at 2 PM to present a free lecture on his book: ‘They Were Good Soldiers’: African-Americans Serving in the Continental Army, 1775-1783.
Rees will discuss the experiences of free and enslaved soldiers of color during America’s war for independence. Use of the veterans’ pension narratives allows them to tell their stories and provides insights into their lives before, during and after the Revolutionary War.
A Bucks County resident, Mr. Rees has researched and written about the day-to-day life and experiences of the average soldier and has presented his work to the public through his work as a reenactor for many years.
Registration is required. Log-in information will be forwarded after registration.
Sunday, September 13 at 2:00pm
Washington Crossing Historic Park
1112 River Road, Washington Crossing, PA 18977