Washington's Encampment in Skippack, a living history event

When:
September 24, 2016 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Where:
IndenHofen Farmstead, home of the Skippack Historical Society
1285 Evansburg Rd
at the corner of Skippack Pike and Evansburg Road in Skippack Township
Cost:
Free and open to the public, donations accepted

Washington’s Encampment in Skippack is a living history event with:

  • Revolutionary War re-enactors — 1st New Jersey Regiment and PA Rifle Regiment will drill troops, fire muskets, and explain camp life
  • A one-room schoolhouse featuring the irrepressible schoolmarm, Miss Hawkesworth, at 2:15 each day — perennial crowd favorite; get your seat in the one-room schoolhouse early, it tends to fill up
  • Craft activities — colonial kiln, tin punch, basket making, hearth cooking, apple butter making, quilting, dulcimer concert, cooper, corn shelling, butter making
  • Tours of the historic IndenHofen farmstead
  • Opportunities to meet Betsy Ross, Alexander Hamilton and George Washington on Sunday
  • Guest speakers:
    • Saturday — George Washington’s Exploits in the French and Indian War on Saturday
    • Sunday — Events in the Life of Alexander Hamilton, aide-de-camp for Washington at the Skippack Encampment in 1777 and lately the subject of a hit musical on Broadway

Free and open to the public, donations accepted
Location: 1285 Evansburg Rd, at the corner of Skippack Pike and Evansburg Road in Skippack Township
Presented by the Skippack Historical Society

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