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From the book, When Washington Crossed the Delaware, by Lynne Cheney,  Illustrated by Peter M. Fiore

Downstream, two of Washington’s commanders also struggled to get men and guns across the river. In the end neither General James Ewing nor Colonel John Cadwalader could get through the ice on the Delaware. They had to give up on the idea of fighting at Trenton.



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It was November 1776, a time of trouble for our young country. We were fighting for our independence from Britain, and the war was not going well. The British had defeated General George Washington and his men on Long Island, had driven them out of New York, and were pursuing them across New Jersey.
“This night we lay amongst the leaves without tents or blankets.”
ENOCH ANDERSON, Captain, Haslet’s Delaware Regiment
Excerpt from When Washington Crossed the Delaware, by Lynn Cheney, Illustrated by Peter M. Fiore



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Patriots’ Day, May 20, 2017, 10:00 am-3:00 pm

Historic Morrisville presents…



May 20th from 10 to 3 PM

130 Legion Avenue, Morrisville, Pa 19067


Colonial Reenactors

Activities for children

Bake Sale/ Raffle Baskets

Fishing Pond/Music/Crafts

Hot Dog Special

General Washington Arrives at 11:00 AM

Balloon Creations by John at 12:00 PM

For information call   215-584-2936                           

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Crafters/Vendors Form for Patriots’ Day

Historic Morrisville Society

130 Legion Avenue, Morrisville, PA 19067

Patriots Day at Summerseat

Crafters and Vendors Application

Business name: __________________________________

Contact name: __________________________________

Mailing Address: __________________________________

City: __________________________________


Phone: ____________________­­_________

­­­Alternate Telephone: __________________________________

E-Mail Address: __________________________________

Website (if applicable):


Brief description of your craft/item for sale: ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 Date: May 20, 2017

Place: Outdoors on the grounds of Summerseat, 130 Legion Avenue, Morrisville, PA 19067

Time: Festival times 10 AM to 3 PM / See below for setup & breakdown times

Fee: $25.00 per space

  1. This event will go on rain or shine.
  2. All proceeds from sales go to the exhibitor.
  3. Setup may start at 8 AM Breakdown completed by 4 PM.
  4. Fee is non-refundable.
  5. You cannot transfer your space to another crafter/vendor.
  6. Each exhibitor must bring their own tables, chairs, free standing racks and/or mounting equipment.
  7. Exhibitors are responsible for their property and merchandise from damage or loss.
  8. Protective canopies/poles cannot extend beyond the dimensions of the tent & must be taken down in high winds
  9. All exhibitors are responsible for the disposal of all boxes and packing materials.
  10. The Historic Morrisville Society will not be liable for any damages or injury to persons or property, sustained by conditions or activities on the premises.
  11. The Historic Morrisville Society reserves the right to remove any item deemed objectionable, unacceptable or undesirable for any reason.

I have read the above information and agree to follow all regulations set forth by the Historic Morrisville Society.

Signature __________________________________


Make check payable to HMS. Mail fee and application to D. Hughes, 143 Osborne Ave., Morrisville, PA 19067

For more information, call 215-584-2936 or visit  or Historic Summerseat on Facebook

Or, download PDF of application: CRAFTERS Application

Summerseat Annual Dinner, March 23, 2017

Historic Morrisville Society Annual Dinner

March 23, 2017, at 6:00 PM

at Summerseat

Guest Speaker: Author Andrew R. Thompson

Call 215-295-2900 for Reservations

Cost: $20.00

Visit us at or on our Historic Summerseat Facebook page


“The place was a small town in Pennsylvania called Morrisville; the people and the boy were living during a time when the World was suffering through a Great Depression, only to be followed by a World War.

Stories are told in a humorous vein, yet often combined with sadness. Protected by the love of a family, the pride and traditions of a community, the support of friends and neighbors, and the courage of our Nation’s Greatest Generation, this is a story about a boyhood that could have happened only once…Once Upon My Time.”

Andrew R. Thompson, Jr. was raised in Morrisville, a small town in southeastern Pennsylvania. Although he’s moved several times in and out of Morrisville (albeit not far), family friends, and Morrisville’s own uncanny ability to impart a sense of belonging, draws him back to the town on an almost daily basis.


   The Historic Morrisville Society was established in 1976 to preserve and restore the National Historic Landmark, Summerseat. HMS offers educational opportunities to promote and preserve our American History and highlights the significant role Morrisville has played throughout the years.

     Summerseat is an 18th-century Georgian manor house that was saved from dereliction and decay twice in the 20th century by the citizens of Morrisville. It serves as a repository and museum. It was headquarters of General George Washington in December 1776 and was once home to Adam Hoops, Thomas Barclay, Robert Morris, and George Clymer.

Tours are available for $7.00 per person. Special events, Colonial Festivals, and lectures are held every year.