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7 Year Anniversary of “A Revolutionary Lecture Series” at the General Warrren Inne

Join us on the Second Monday of each month (September through May) (excluding December) from 6 to 8 PM for A Revolutionary Lecture Series, a dinner and discussion at the General Warren Inne. Dine on specially prepared 18th century cuisine at the tavern which played such a pivotal role at the Battle of Paoli. We also hold a special outdoor musical presentation the last Tuesday in July that you won’t want to miss either!


Upcoming Events:

2017-2018 Lecture Series

Surrender of Lord CornwallisMonday, May 14, 2018Brothers at Arms: American Independence and the Men of France and Spain Who Saved It
presented by Larrie D. Ferreiro
The success of the War of American Independence depended on substantial military assistance provided by France and Spain, which saw their strategic interests align with those of America in the fight against England.
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James & Dolley MadisonMonday, June 4, 2018 – James and Dolley Madison
Featuring Kyle Jenks and Elissa Paulissen
They were America’s first power couple in the White House. In contrast to Madison’s quiet and retiring personality, his wife Dolley was a social butterfly known for her exuberance, warmth and wit.
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Colonial DancingTuesday, July 17, 2018 – Colonial Music and Dancing
Featuring Charlie Zahm, Tad Marks, Noah Lewis, and Lynne King
Learn the dance moves that our early ancestors did out on the dance floor at balls and other social gatherings while listening to the period music as we proudly welcome back Charlie Zahm, Tad Marks, Noah Lewis, and Lynne King the General Warren Inne for “An Evening of Colonial Music and Dancing.”
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Our lectures have proved to be very popular and we strongly recommend that you book your seat now by clicking the button below:

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The all inclusive admission price is $49 per person which includes the 18th century American Fare Buffet, all soft beverages and coffee, family style sweets during the question and answer session, all tax and gratuities, a lecture by a noted historian or author, and a donation to help support the Paoli Battlefield Historical Park. Your admission also includes a raffle ticket for a chance to win a night’s stay at the General Warren Inne. There will be one winner drawn at each lecture.

Access to the room begins at 5:45 PM and the buffet commences at 6 PM sharp. The lecture begins promptly at 6:40 PM, followed by Questions and Answers of the presenter.


Crossroads of the RevolutionMonday, September 11, 2017Crossroads of the Revolution: Trenton 1774-1783
presented by William Kidder
Did you know that at various times Trenton was occupied by American Continentals, Militia, British Regulars, Hessians, Continental Mutineers, and the French Army and it housed British and Hessian prisoners and Loyalist sympathizers?
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Abductions in the RevolutionMonday, October 9, 2017Abductions in the Revolution
presented by Christian McBurney
George Washington called such efforts “honorable” and supported attempts to kidnap the British commander-in-chief (twice), Benedict Arnold (after he turned traitor), and Prince William Henry (a future king of Great Britain).  Of course the British did target Washington at his Morristown NJ winter headquarters by British dragoons who crossed the frozen Hudson River, among other military and civilian leaders of the United States.
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Revolutionary DelawareMonday, November 13, 2017Revolutionary Delaware
presented by Kim Burdick
In 1776, Delaware declared independence from both England and Pennsylvania. Originally known as the Three Lower Counties of Pennsylvania, the First State was instrumental in the fight to form a new republic. The Marquis de Lafayette, Nathanael Greene and George Washington all made trips to the state. Caesar Rodney’s ride and the Battle of Cooch’s Bridge are legendary, but the state has many unsung heroes. Citizens from every village, town, crossroads and marsh risked their lives to support their beliefs. Author Kim Burdick offers the carefully documented story of ordinary people coping with extraordinary circumstances.
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Stone Mile MarkerMonday, January 15, 2018 (postponed from 1/8) – Lancaster Road and the American Revolution
presented by Thomas J. McGuire
The Old Lancaster Road, or Conestoga Road, or King’s Highway, was the main artery between America’s largest city, Philadelphia, and America’s largest inland town, Lancaster. The road was always BUSY, and when war came to Chester County in 1777-78, the local roads were heavily used by both armies. In the aftermath, the Lancaster Road was nearly impassable: ruts, potholes, water plashes and washouts were common. In the 1780’s, the state of Pennsylvania was broke and the new national government had no money. Commerce was in crisis. This presentation takes a look at the road during and after the war, and the creation of the first long, Macadamized turnpike in the United States: the Lancaster Turnpike, constructed by a PRIVATE company in 1792-1796.
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HMS DrakeMonday, February 12, 2018Give Me A Fast Ship
presented by Tim McGrath
America in 1775 was on the verge of revolution—or, more likely, disastrous defeat. After the bloodshed at Lexington and Concord, England’s King George sent hundreds of ships westward to bottle up American harbors and prey on American shipping. Colonists had no force to defend their coastline and waterways until John Adams of Massachusetts proposed a bold solution: The Continental Congress should raise a navy.
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Paranormal BattlefieldMonday, March 12, 2018Results of the 2017 Paranormal Tours of the Paoli Battlefield
presented by Kelly Schmidt and Aubrey Baldwin
The team will reveal the results from our paranormal tours of the Paoli Battlefield which took place in May and October of 2017. These tours have shown that there is a tremendous amount of paranormal activity all over the battlefield!
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British Army WivesMonday, April 9, 2018British Army Wives
presented by Don N. Hagist
The roles of women in the armies of the American Revolution, although not unknown, are not fully appreciated. Of all that has been written on this period of history, only a small portion addresses the women who followed the armies; still less is dedicated to the topic. This shortfall is not the result of a dearth of primary accounts. There is a great deal of such material available, but very little has been compiled or assimilated.
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Take a look at the video below and sample the taste of "A Revolutionary Lecture Series".

We started off with only 5 lectures in our series in 2010, and we have grown over the years to now feature 9 monthly lectures.  Our speaker series if very informative and we have made a lot of friends over the years.  We appreciate your support and we continue to provide one of the best speaker series in the area.  The friendly atmosphere and food second to none, make the historic General Warren Inne in Malvern PA the place to be to learn all there is about the Revolutionary War era.

Thank you for your interest and support. We are looking forward to seeing you and know that you will enjoy another season of top notch lectures while dining on specially recreated 18th Century fare by a Zagat top-rated restaurant. Your support will help preserve our heritage for future generations.


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