News for Immediate Release
Oct. 29, 2013
Historical and Museum Commission Hosts Final Public Meeting on Washington
Crossing Master Plan
Harrisburg - The Pennsylvania Historical and
Museum Commission (PHMC) will host a public meeting from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on
Wednesday, Nov. 13 to discuss the master plan being developed for Washington
Crossing Historic Park in Bucks County.
will be held at Washington Crossing Historic Park Visitor Center, 1112 River
Road, Washington Crossing. Those attending the meeting will get
a preview of the master plan to be released later this year.
the planning process, PHMC’s goal has been to blend the preservation and
interpretation of the park’s historic, cultural and natural resources with
recreational and educational opportunities. The plan focuses on the most
appropriate use of the park’s land and how it will benefit the public.
People attending the
meeting can review and discuss the plan with consultants and staff during the
open house scheduled from 5:30 to 7 p.m. An official progress report will then be
presented. Comments and questions will be taken after the presentation.
Crossing Historic Park, one of 25 historic sites and museums along the
Pennsylvania Trails of History®, is administered by PHMC in
partnership with the Friends of Washington Crossing Park.
The park, established by the state in 1917, commemorates Gen. George
Washington leading his troops across the icy river for a surprise attack on
Hessian troops at Trenton, N.J., on Dec. 25, 1776. The victory reinvigorated
American forces. Since its creation the park has grown to encompass 500 acres
and more than 40 buildings.
The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission is the official
history agency of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Visit PHMC online at www.phmc.state.pa.us.
Media contact: Howard Pollman, 717-705-8639