2016 Fundraising Dinner and Silent Auction

 

Joint Fund Raising Dinner and Silent Auction

 Help Us Preserve our Future!!

3rd Annual Fund Raising Dinner & Silent Auction

Thursday, October 13th, 2016 – 6 to 9 at the Farmhouse at the Peoples Light & Theater Company

 

Come show your support for these two local all-volunteer non-profit organizations at our 3rd annual fund raising dinner.  It’s a great way for the community to help us raise much needed funds for National Historic Landmark status project, Education and Preservation programs, and the Maintenance of the monuments and the “ring road”. The evening program includes our keynote speaker the noted author Dr. Nancy Loane. There will be multimedia displays and an update on our organizations efforts to become one of the few National Historic Landmarks in the nation.  New this year is a Silent Auction.  The Donated items auctioned off will benefit both of these nonprofit organizations so bring your checkbook or credit card to help our fund raising efforts.  Attire is Business Casual.

 

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Paoli Battlefield August Tour

 

The Paoli Battlefield Preservation Fund will be offering free tours of the Paoli Battlefield this summer.  There will be one tour each month to help educate the public about the revolutionary war battle that was fought on this battlefield.  All tours on on Saturday Morning from 11:00am to 2:00pm on the following dates

Saturday, June 25th  ♦  Saturday, July 23rd  ♦  Saturday, August 27th

 It was not a skirmish but a battle that featured 2000 plus troops on the British side and 2000 plus troops under the command of General Anthony Wayne.  There was also 2000 raw militia troops under the command of General William Smallwood that were attached right before they made it to Wayne’s camp in present day Malvern.

We will have our tent there where you can purchase tee shirts, hats, blankets, books, and pick up information on our upcoming events.  You can also sign up for our monthly newsletter to keep up on all of the happenings of the Paoli Battlefield so you can Remember Paoli.  We will have our credit card reader available if you wish to purchase any items using a debt or credit card.

Please stop by and learn about the second oldest revolutionary war monument in the country, and about America’s First Battle Cry “Remember Paoli”.  Learn why this was called the Paoli Massacre and learn about the Paoli Days that remember veterans staring in 1817.

See you this summer!!

Paoli Battlefield July Tour

 

The Paoli Battlefield Preservation Fund will be offering free tours of the Paoli Battlefield this summer.  There will be one tour each month to help educate the public about the revolutionary war battle that was fought on this battlefield.  All tours on on Saturday Morning from 11:00am to 2:00pm on the following dates

Saturday, June 25th  ♦  Saturday, July 23rd  ♦  Saturday, August 27th

 It was not a skirmish but a battle that featured 2000 plus troops on the British side and 2000 plus troops under the command of General Anthony Wayne.  There was also 2000 raw militia troops under the command of General William Smallwood that were attached right before they made it to Wayne’s camp in present day Malvern.

We will have our tent there where you can purchase tee shirts, hats, blankets, books, and pick up information on our upcoming events.  You can also sign up for our monthly newsletter to keep up on all of the happenings of the Paoli Battlefield so you can Remember Paoli.  We will have our credit card reader available if you wish to purchase any items using a debt or credit card.

Please stop by and learn about the second oldest revolutionary war monument in the country, and about America’s First Battle Cry “Remember Paoli”.  Learn why this was called the Paoli Massacre and learn about the Paoli Days that remember veterans staring in 1817.

See you this summer!!

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Did you know that without a ship during the winter of 1776-77, the ever resourceful John Barry lead a battery of naval artillery at the battle of Princeton?  Join us on Monday, February 13th as we find out more about the man regarded as “the Father of the American Navy” and proudly welcome noted author Tim McGrath as he presents his talk on his award winning book John Barry: An American Hero in the Age of Sail.
The Naval Order of the United States has announced that Give Me a Fast Ship has won the 2016 Samuel Eliot Morison Award for Naval Literature. Give Me a Fast Ship has won the Commodore Barry Book Award for Maritime Literature, presented by the Navy League of the United States, New York Council. McGrath is the first author to win this honor twice.  Give Me a Fast Ship won the Marion Brewington Award for Naval Literature (sponsored by the Maryland Historical Society), the Military Order of St. Louis,.  It has also won the American Revolution Round Table of New York Book of the Year Award, and the 2010 Book of the Year at the American Revolution Round Table of Philadelphia.

Our lectures have proved to be very popular and we strongly recommend that you book your seat now

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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, the lecture, 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.

 The man regarded as “the Father of the American Navy” returns to the quarterdeck in John Barry: An American Hero in the Age of Sail, the first comprehensive biography of this legendary officer in generations. Son of a hardscrabble Irish farmer from County Wexford, Barry was sent to sea as a child, arriving in Philadelphia during the restless decade before the American Revolution. Brave and ambitious, he ascended the ratlines to become a successful merchant captain at a young age, commanding the most prestigious ship in the colonies and recording the fastest known day of sail in the century.

John Barry by Tim McGrathVolunteering to fight for the Continental cause, Barry saw his star rise during the War for Independence. As captain of the Lexington, Raleigh, and Alliance, Barry faced down broadsides, mutinies, and even a fleet of icebergs. He captured the first enemy warship taken by a Continental vessel and fought the last battle of the American Revolution. His hard-won victory over two British warships simultaneously garnered him international notoriety, while his skill as a seafarer and cool temper established Barry as a worthy foe among British captains. Without a ship during the winter of 1776-77, the ever resourceful Barry lead a battery of naval artillery at the battle of Princeton. With peace came a historic voyage to China, where Barry helped open trade with that reclusive empire. In 1794, President Washington named Barry as the first commissioned officer in the new United States Navy. Given the title of commodore, Barry ended his career during America’s naval war with France, teaching the ropes to a new generation of officers, most notably Stephen Decatur.

Drawn from primary source documents from around the world, John Barry: An American Hero in the Age of Sail by Tim McGrath brings the story of this self-made American back to life in a major new biography.

Tim McGrath (BA History, Temple University ’74) is a business executive who lives outside of Philadelphia. He has served on the board of directors of Independence Seaport Museum, Fort Mifflin on the Delaware, New Courtland Elder Services, the Kearsley Retirement Community (founded by Benjamin Franklin’s physician), Philadelphia Senior Centers, and Christ Church Hospital. His many interests, including tennis, horseback riding, and sailing, are limited only by creaking knees and a fickle rotator cuff.

Over the years he has written articles on management, U.S. history, and healthcare issues for various newspapers and magazines. With his son, Ted (an award-winning freelance illustrator), he wrote Travels with the Commodore, a children’s book published for the Philadelphia Port Authority’s community reading program. Despite his terrible typing, he’s at work on a new biography on James Monroe for NAL/Penguin Books.