On August 12, 2017, step back into Bucks County’s rich history at a reenactment celebrating Washington’s August 1777 Neshaminy Encampment. The grounds of the Moland House come alive with 18th Century music, children’s games, and demonstrations of colonial crafts.
The event is held in honor of all the men and women of the American Revolution who fought for the country’s independence with the First Crossing Volunteer Militia. Reenactors will engage in skirmishes and representations of colonial life.
Many activities are planned throughout the day including:
- Benjamin Franklin demonstrating 18th century technology
- 18th Century Music
- A look back at common trades: Spinning, Barrel Making, Distilling, Woodworking, Blacksmithing, Powder Horn Making, Quilting, Folk Painting, and Archaeology
- Puppet Shows & 18th Century Children’s Toys and Games
- Tours of the Historic Moland House which dates back to the mid-1700’s. Mrs. Moland continued to live in the home following her husband’s death in 1761 and was residing in the home at the time of the Neshaminy Encampment when George Washington and the troops stayed on the property.
The Gift Shop will be open and Light Refreshments will be available for purchase. Rain date is August 19, 2017
Admission is $5 for adults with discounts available for seniors, children, and families. Proceeds will benefit the continued preservation of the Moland House property.