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      June Book Club: Following the Drum in Washington Crossing


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      June 17, 2019

      Monday   5:30 PM

      1112 River Road
      Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania 18977

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      June Book Club: Following the Drum

      The June meeting of the Washington Crossing Historic Park Book Club is set for Monday, June 17, at 5:30 PM in the Visitor Center. In this meeting, museum curator Kimberly McCarty will lead a discussion of the club’s next selection: Following the Drum: Women at the Valley Forge Encampment by Nancy K. Loane. Please read Chapters 1-3 for this meeting. Following the Drum tells the story of the forgotten women who spent the winter of 1777-78 with the Continental Army at Valley Forge. While many women worked as the army’s washerwomen, nurses, cooks, or seamstresses, others were of higher status: they traveled with Washington’s entourage when the army headquarters shifted from place to place and served the general as valued cooks, laundresses, or housekeepers. In Following the Drum, readers will learn of the 1777-78 encampment’s devastating effect on the area’s farm families, meet the women and ladies who accompanied and aided the soldiers, and discover a Valley Forge that many never knew existed. Participation is free and open to all. Members should provide their own books. To register, please call the park Visitor Center at 215-493-4076. **Location: Washington Crossing Historic Park

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      Categories: Literary & Books | Outdoors & Recreation

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