A Student of History

April 2, 2012

2 Tours on April 28

Filed under: Wars — John Maass @ 4:05 pm

April 28, 2012 – Chesapeake, Va. – join the American Revolution Round Table of Richmond for a tour of the Great Bridge Battlefield at 10:00 am. Gather at 103 Watson Road. The Great Bridge Battlefield is the scene of the December 9, 1775 contest between Patriot forces and those of Lord Dunmore, the last Royal Governor of Virginia. Come learn the results! Cost is a $12 donation to the Foundation. Checks can be made payable to GBB&WHF. Payment is due the day of the tour. The tour will take about one and a quarter hours. It’s a walking tour, but the park is not that large and there are benches scattered throughout. Everything is wheelchair accessible. Group size limited to 50. Tour is open to all, not just ARRT-Richmond members. If planning to attend, you must send an email to Bill Welsch at wmwelsch@comcast.net to reserve your spot. The Foundation will be preparing information for attendees, hence an accurate count is important. Your email will be acknowledged. The Foundation officers are located at 103 Watson Road, Chesapeake, VA 23320. The building is called “Open Roads Consulting” and is located across Watson Road (a very tiny, 100 foot long road). Drive down the long driveway on the right to access the Historic Park parking. There are about 20 spaces available in the park, and guests are also welcome to park in the Open Roads parking lot. For more information on the battlefield: http://www.gbbattlefield.org

April 28, 2012 – Washington Crossing, Pa. – The David Library staff ride tour of local sites that figured prominently in the Ten Crucial Days campaign of the Revolutionary War. Cost of participating in the all-day event is $75, and includes lunch. The David Library’s Ten Crucial Days Staff Ride, designed and led by military historian William P. Tatum, III, focuses on the events that began with General Washington’s crossing of the Delaware River on December 25, 1776, through the subsequent Battles of Trenton and Princeton. Enrollment is limited, so those interested should certainly book space quickly before the bus is filled. The Staff Ride program will commence at 8:00 am at the David Library. Following a classroom session, there will be a bus tour with stops at Washington Crossing Historic Park in Pennsylvania, the Johnson Ferry House in Washington Crossing State Park in New Jersey, Trenton Battlefield Monument, Assunpink Creek, Princeton Battlefield, and Nassau Hall. A pub lunch will be provided between Trenton and Princeton. The bus will return to the David Library between 5:00 and 6:00 pm. “There is no better way to grasp the realities and significance of battles and campaigns than to be on the actual ground and to imagine each scene as it actually occurred.” To reserve a space, call or email Brian Graziano at 215-493-2233 ext. 100 or graziano@dlar.org. Payment of $75 per participant may be paid by check payable to David Library. Mail payment with participants’ contact information (mailing address, phone number, email address) to Staff Ride, DLAR, P. O. Box 748, Washington Crossing, PA 18977. The staff ride will take place rain or shine.

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