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Past Lectures in the 2018-2019 Lecture Series:

John Singleton CopleyMonday, September 10, 2018
Painting Soldiers, Spies and Patriots: John Singleton Copley
presented by Jaan Ingle Troltenier


British Soldiers - Revolutionary WarMonday, October 8, 2018
Grand Forage 1778: The Battleground Around New York City
presented by Todd W. Braisted


Monday, November 12, 2018
Western Maryland and Pennsylvania Troops in Defense of Baltimore in the War of 1812
presented by Christopher T. George


British ArmyMonday, January 14, 2019
British Army Foraging Policy in The South
presented by Dr. Gregory J.W. Urwin 


George WashingtonMonday, February 11, 2019 George Washington: First Entrepreneur: How George Washington Built His – and the Nation’s – Prosperity
presented by Edward G. Lengel 


Paranormal BattlefieldMonday, March 11, 2019
2018 Results of the Paranormal Tour of the Paoli Battlefield
presented by Laurie Hull and Kelly Schmitt 


Monday, April 8, 2019

Outside the Encampment: Impact of the Valley Forge Encampment on the Local Area
presented by Thomas J. McGuire


Don't Tread On MeMonday, May 13, 2019
Benjamin Franklin’s Navy
presented by Tim McGrath


An evening with George Washington (Dean Malissa)Monday, June 10, 2019
An Evening With His Excellency: George Washington
portrayed by Dean Malissa


Colonial DancingTuesday, July 23, 2019
Colonial Music and Dancing
Charlie Zahm, Tad Marks, Noah Lewis, and Lynne King

 2017-2018 Lecture Series

9/11/17 – Crossroads of the Revolution: Trenton 1774-1783

Presented by William Kidder, For more details Click Here

10/9/17 – Abductions in the Revolution

Presented by Christian McBurney, For more details Click Here

11/13/17 – Revolutionary Delaware

Presented by Kim Burdick, For more details Click Here

1/15/18 (postponed from 1/8) – Lancaster Road and the American Revolution

Presented by Thomas J. McGuire, For more details Click Here

2/12/18 – Give Me A Fast Ship

Presented by Tim McGrath, For more details Click Here

3/12/18 – Results of the 2017 Paranormal Tours of the Paoli Battlefield

Presented by Kelly Schmidt and Aubrey Baldwin, For more details Click Here

4/9/18 – British Army Wives

Presented by Don N. Hagist, For more details Click Here

5/14/18 – Brothers at Arms: American Independence and the Men of France and Spain Who Saved It

Presented by Larrie D. Ferreiro, For more details Click Here

6/4/18 – James and Dolley Madison

Featuring Kyle Jenks and Elissa Paulissen, For more details Click Here

7/17/18 – Colonial Music and Dancing

Featuring Charlie Zahm, Tad Marks, Noah Lewis, and Lynne King, For more details Click Here

 2016-2017 Lecture Series

9/12/16 – Lock, Stock, and Barrel 

Presented by Chris Reardon, For more details Click Here

10/10/16 – Alexandar Hamilton

Presented by Gene Pisasale, for more details Click Here

11/14/16 – Ben Franklin’s Experiments

Presented by Mike Kochan, for more details Click Here

1/9/17 – The Revolution’s Last Men

Presented by Don Hagist, for more details Click Here

2/13/17 – John Barry: An American Hero in the Age of Sail

Presented by Tim McGrath, for more details Click Here

3/13/17 – Results of the 2016 Paranormal Tours

Presented by Laurie Hall, for more details Click Here

4/10/17 – Fort Mifflin: The Fort that Saved America

Presented by Elizabeth Beatty, for more details Click Here

5/8/17 – Soldiers Stories from Valley Forge

Presented by Dr. Nancy Loane, for more details Click Here

7/18/17 – An Evening of Patriotic Music

Presented by Charlie Zahm, (with Special Guest Tad Marks), For more details Click Here

2015-2016 Lecture Series – 5 YEARS!

7/28/2016 – An Evening of Colonial Dancing

Presented by Noah Lewis.  For more details Click Here.

*9/21/2015  – The 1stRhode Island Regiment 

Presented by Joe Becton.  For more details Click Here.

10/12/2015 – Brandywine: A Military History of the Battle that Lost Philadelphia but Saved America, September 11, 1777

Presented by Michael Harris. For more details Click Here.

11/9/2015 – Charles Thomson: (the Secretary to the Continental Congress) The Man America Forgot

Presented by Bruce Gill. For more details Click Here.

1/11/2016 – Rebellion in the Ranks: Mutinies of the American Revolution

Presented by John Nagy. For more details Click Here.

2/8/2016 – Results of the Paranormal Tour of the Paoli Battlefield

Presented by Laurie Hull. For more details Click Here.

3/14/2016 – Kidnapping the Enemy: The Special Operations to Capture Generals Charles Lee and Richard Prescott

Presented by Christian McBurney. For more details Click Here.

4/11/2016 – British Soldiers, American War: Voices of the American Revolution

Presented by Don Hagist. For more details Click Here.

5/9/2016 – A Sea Change: Naval Warfare in the American Revolution in the Spring of 1778

Presented by Dennis Conrad. For more details Click Here.

7/19/2016 – An Evening of Colonial Music*

Presented by Charlie Zahm. For more details Click Here.

 *=new date


2014 -2015 Lecture Series

7/29/2014 – An Evening with His Excellency General George Washington.

Presented by Carl Closs. For more details Click here.

9/8/2014 – Washington and Lafayette, The Friendship That Saved the Revolution

Presented by Gene Pisasale. For more details  Click here.

10/13/2014 – Defiant Brides: The Untold Story of Two Revolutionary-Era Women and the Radical Men They Married

Presented by Nancy Rubin Stuart. For more details Click here.

11/10/2014 – Dr. Joseph Warren: The Boston Tea Party, Bunker Hill, and the Birth of American Liberty

Presented by Dr. Samuel Foreman. For more details  Click here.

1/12/2015 – Invisible Ink Spycraft of the American Revolution 

Presented by John A. Nagy.  Click here for more details.

2/9/2015 – Results of Paranormal Activity at the Paoli Battlefield.

Presented by Laurie Hull.  For more details Click here.

3/9/2015 – Seized in September, the Revolutionary War in Delaware

Presented by Kim Burdick. For more details Click here.

4/13/2015 – The Great Divide: the Conflict Between Washington and Jefferson that Defined a Nation

Presented by Thomas Fleming. For more details Click here.

5/11/2015 – Anthony Wayne and the Northwest Frontier 

Presented by Dr. Michael Gabriel.  For more details Click here.


2013-2014 Series

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African Americans in the Revolution – Presented by Noah Lewis and Joe Becton. Noah Lewis is a Living History Presenter portraying Edward “Ned” Hector, a black colonial soldier, wagoneer, and respected patriot hero. Joe Becton was a Marine, a park ranger at Independence National Park, a counselor, a teacher, a musician, and Director of Visitor Services at Fort Mifflin. Both will present the dilemma of African Americans faced with joining the fight as either a loyalist or a patriot. (9/9/2013)

British Occupation of Valley Forge – Tom McGuire, author of the Battle of PaoliThe Philadelphia Campaign of 1777 (Parts I & II), and Stop the Revolution, will discuss the Valley Forge period that people have forgotten about, the time of the British occupation. (10/14/2013)

Archaeology of the Battle of Cooch’s Bridge, Delaware – Wade Catts, RPA, Associate Director, Cultural Resources Department of John Milner Associates, will talk about the first major battle of the Philadelphia Campaign of 1777, the Battle of Cooch’s Bridge in Delaware. Wade will discuss the archaeology that reveals a hard fought battle on September 3, 1777. (11/11/2013)

Dr. Benjamin Church, Spy: A Case of Espionage on the Eve of the American Revolution by Author John A. Nagy, a Scholar in Residence at Saint Francis University and Founder of the Revolutionary War Round Table of Philadelphia, returns to the series to talk about what he has written about in his latest book. (1/13/2014)

Results of the Paranormal Investigation of the Paoli Battlefield  by Laurie Hull, the director and founding member of Tri-County Paranormal will reveal the results of a Paranormal Investigation of the Paoli Battlefield. 2/10/2014)

Reporting the Revolution by Bruce Mowday, respected local author, will discuss his book collaboration with Todd Andrlik, Reporting The Revolutionary War: Before It Was History It Was News, about the Battles of Brandywine and Germantown. (3/10/2014)

The Battle of Quebec by Dr. Michael Gabriel of Kutztown University returns to our lecture series to talk about the hard fought Battle of Quebec in 1775.  4/14/2014)

Now Prepare Thyself, Pennsylvania by Thomas McGuire, the title, comes from Rev. Henry Muhlenberg, who wrote it after hearing of the defeat at Brandywine, “Now prepare thyself, Pennsylvania, to meet the Lord thy God!” Scrounge around the county with British, Hessian, and Continental foraging parties; patrol the Lancaster Road with Col. Daniel Morgan and Captain Johann Ewald, and experience how they connected; share the grief of Gen. Nathanael Greene, who told Washington in February, “Like Pharaoh, I harden my heart,” while foraging to feed a desperate army; engage in spying with local patriots and loyalists; learn where Captain Henry “Light Horse Harry” Lee fended off a 200-strong British dragoon force, using only eight men and his wits; share the tragedy of Rev. William Currie, Anthony Wayne’s pastor at St. David’s, who lost his family during the Valley Forge encampment.  5/12/2014)


2012-2013 Series

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Spies in the Continental Capital: Espionage Across Pennsylvania During the American Revolution by John A Nagy

Follow The Drum: A New Look at the Valley Forge Encampment through the Eyes of the Women Who Lived it by Dr. Nancy Loan

The American Revolution Center by Dr. Scott Stevenson

The Revolution and the Paranormal by Laurie Hull

The Rhode Island Campaign: The First French and American Operation in the Revolutionary War by Christian McBurney

The Battle of Bennington by Dr. Michael Gabriel


2011-2012 Series

Mapping the Battles of 1777 by Sean Moir

Stop the Revolution by Thomas McGuire

The Turtle – A Revolutionary Invention: The Submarine by Michael Kochan

The British Army during the American Revolution by Dr. Gregory Urwin

Lancaster Road and the American Revolution by Thomas McGuire



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