March 2017-December 2017 Accomplishments:
- Over 2,000 hours of volunteer time given to keep the park open.
- Four Events drew over 1000+ attendees to learn about 18th century history.
- Summer History Camp had 126 campers ages 8 to 14.
- Educational Programs provided to 1000+ students
- Battlefield Tours exposed 550 visitors to the 35,000 acre historic battlefield landscape.
- Museum, Washington’s HQ, Gideon Gilpin home, and orientation film attracted nearly 5,000 visitors.
- Provided internship opportunities for 2 students.
- 3-lbs grasshopper cannon acquired and replaced on hill to greet visitors.
- Gideon Gilpin House reopened to tell the social/economic impact of battle for the first time since 2009.
- Only fully intact Cheval-de-Frise found in Delaware River in 2012 and placed in museum July 2017 as the site’s newest artifact.
- Preservation of several key core combat zones outside our park to better interpret the large scale of the battle.
- Continued fiscally prudent operation with 89% of revenue to specific programs. (The state of PA owns and maintains the park facilities.)
- Museum shop now has a superb collection of historically relevant books and items.
Thanks for a great year!