HARRISBURG, Pa., May 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) will host a public meeting from 5 to 8:30 p.m., on Tuesday, June 18, to discuss the master plan being developed for Washington Crossing Historic Park.
The public meeting will be held at the Washington Crossing Historic Park Visitor Center, 1112 River Road, Washington Crossing.
The master planning process began earlier this year and focuses on determining the appropriate land use at the park that will be of the greatest benefit to the public.
PHMC's goal is to blend the preservation and interpretation of the park's historic, cultural, and natural resources with recreational and educational opportunities. Although some areas of the park are well-developed and programmed, there are opportunities for enhancing underused areas and resources.
The meeting provides an opportunity for PHMC staff and its team of consultants, led by Marianna Thomas Architects of Philadelphia, to update the public on the master planning process. They will gather feedback from community residents, business owners, organizations and all interested parties.
People attending the meeting can review and discuss the plan's informational panels one-on-one with consultants and staff prior to, and immediately after, the official progress report scheduled for 7 p.m.
Washington Crossing Historic Park is one of 25 historic sites and museums on the Pennsylvania Trails of History® administered by PHMC in partnership with the Friends of Washington Crossing Park.
The park, established by the state in 1917, commemorates Gen. George Washington leading his troops across the icy river for a surprise attack on Hessian troops at Trenton, N.J., on Dec. 25, 1776. The victory reinvigorated American forces. Since its establishment the site has grown to encompass 500 acres and more than 40 buildings.
The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission is the official history agency of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Visit PHMC online at www.phmc.state.pa.us.
Media contact: Howard Pollman, 717-705-8639
SOURCE Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission