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Friends of Washington Crossing grant to grow education offerings


The Friends of Washington Crossing Park has used the proceeds from a $50,000-grant to hire a full-time interpretive programs specialist.

Alex Robb will assist in designing and implementing new educational programs at the park for both the general public and school students.

He is a 2021 graduate of The College of New Jersey, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in History and Education. Robb is a trustee with his local historical society in Hamilton Township N.J. and a historical reenactor at the annual Crossing reenactments and other events at the park.

“Something I’d love to work on is bringing our programs to schools,” Robb said in a statement. “There are a lot of schools that struggle with budgets and getting kids out of the classroom, so I would love to be able to bring the park to schools.”

The $50,000 grant came from the Philadelphia Funder Collaborative for the Semiquincentennial, which was created to plan for the nation’s 250th birthday in 2026. The collaborative was formed by Pew Charitable Trusts and the Connelly, William Penn and Neubauer Family foundations.

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