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!!

Jun 302016
 
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.

Jun 292016
 

NEW LECTURE DATE: March 20th.  Do you think the battlefield is haunted?  Come out for our lecture and presentation and see for yourself that some things that happen there defy easy explanation.  Join us on Monday, March 20, 2017 as we welcome back our paranormal expert, Laurie Hull.  Laurie will reveal the results from our paranormal tours of the Paoli Battlefield which took place in May and October of 2016.  These tours have shown that there is a tremendous amount of paranormal activity all over the battlefield!  She will present photos, recordings, and personal experiences submitted by her team and those who attended. These tours have showed that we have paranormal activity all around the battlefield from photos, recordings, and personal experiences.  You can also make plans to join us on our next paranormal tour (http://pbpfinc/tour).

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

Click here to go to the booking page.

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.ARLS_Hull

Laurie has written several books on paranormal activity Brandywine Valley Ghosts: Haunts of Southeastern PennsylvaniaPhilly’s Main Line HauntsSupernatural Pennsylvania, and Supernatural Mid-Atlantic.  She is also director and founding member of Tri County Paranormal.

Laurie Hull is a psychic medium who became aware of her abilities at a very young age because she lived in a haunted home in Delaware County, PA. She was born and raised in Pennsylvania and enjoys living near so many historic and haunted places.

Through her attempt to deal with the violent and negative spirit that inhabited her grandmother’s home, she developed her psychic abilities. She also began reading every book she could find on the supernatural and the paranormal that she could find.

She continued her studies of the paranormal as she saw interest in it explode around her. Through it all she has mainatined a deep commitment to honesty and integrity in documentation of paranormal events. This led to the formation of a paranormal research group in 1991, which continues to be constantly booked with requests from homeowners and businesses for their help in understanding unexplained events happening at their properties.

The rest is history.  Since 1990, she has been teaching and counseling people all over the world, from The Phillipines to New York City. Today, she is a respected and accurate psychic medium and teaches her methods to others who are seeking answers.

Paoli Battlefield June 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!!

Jun 212016
 

Celebrate the spirit of the American Revolution as we proudly welcome Charlie Zahm to the General Warren Inne for “An Evening of Colonial Music” on Tuesday, July 19th, 2016.

Year after year, Charlie Zahm’s voice, musicianship, extensive musical repertoire, and stage presence make him one of the most popular performers at festivals, music events, house concerts, and many other venues.  Charlie Zahm brings the spirit of the American Revolution and the drama of the age to an audience like few musicians can. Whether he is singing the glories of gallant General Washington, an ode to the great new ideal of “Liberty,” songs of battles won or lost, or just popular selections of the times, Charlie calls on a robust baritone, mastery of guitar (and other instruments), and a seasoned approach to the art of “entertaining” to provide a program enjoyed by all.

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

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Dine on heavy hors d’oeuvres in the outdoor Terrace (weather permitting) and relax and enjoy the sounds of ballads from days gone by.  This special summer soiree is easy on the purse at $39 per person, Alcoholic drinks are extra.  Included in your fee is all soft beverages and coffee, all tax and gratuities, the program, 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.

Charlie Zahm

Courtesy of charliezahm.com

While Charlie is one of the most popular and sought out soloists at Celtic music festivals, maritime, early American and hymn music events anywhere east of the Mississippi., one of his great passions is singing about our Founding; the struggle of men and women who sacrificed all-their lives, fortunes and sacred honor (as Jefferson wrote)-to create a sovereign new land based upon principles of law, governance, and freedom that had long been denied them.

Charlie’s strength in the study and interpretation of history (in fact, one of his University degrees is History) has led him through a life-long disciplined research of the period, and how it affected the body of music now so important to its understanding. But Charlie’s presentations are no lectures-but rather fun, interactive and powerful events that truly provide a window to the past through time-honored oral traditions of recitation and song.

Whether singing at an outdoor festival, a historic site (such as Philadelphia’s Independence Hall), a concert or convention, Charlie demonstrates that his vocal ability is rarely matched inside or outside traditional music, and his mastery of the guitar is the perfect complement to his vocal performance. Whether singing a great old forgotten period song or some rousing well-known sing-along from the Early Days of the Republic, in shows ranging from Philadelphia’s Olde City to the giant Spectrum, Charlie entertains with a great respect for both his audience and his chosen material.  You can keep up with Charlie Zahm by going to his website http://www.charliezahm.com/

 

 

 

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Jun 152016
 

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

Park along the ring road inside the Paoli Memorial Grounds and head to the monuments, you see us by the grave site where the entrance to the Historical Park is located.  If you need directions Click Here.

 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!!

 

Jun 112016
 

Learn how on a warm September 11th morning, exactly 239 years ago, a mixed American army of Continental Troops, State Troops, and local Militia met and fought a British/German army on the banks of the Brandywine river. Much has been written about that battle, but little has been said about how these 12,000 Americans came to be armed when the common people in their mother countries were forbidden arms. What arms did they carry? Where did they come from? Were those arms as good as the arms carried by the British and German’s? How about their side arms and accouterments? In fact, what rights or laws allowed these British Citizens to even possess, manufacture, and carry these weapons?

Join us on Monday, September 12th as Local Historian Chris Reardon explains the evolution of old style guns and muskets from the 1630,s to the 1830’s.  Chris will also have some of these weapons there as well so you can see them along with accouterments from the era.

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

Register NOW

Click here to go to the booking page for this lecture

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.

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Chris Reardon (in the Green Coat), at the Paoli Battlefield

Learn from local historian Chris Reardon as he presents an in-depth look at the evolution of hunting and military arms from the beginning of European settlement in the Delaware Valley, to the Valley’s impact on the arms used as the eastern settlements push westward.

See a collection of more than a dozen representative arms with hundreds of associated accouterments, and participate in discussions regarding the many myths, rights, and laws surrounding these arms  as we look at the evolution that helped win our freedom and carry us westward across the Mississippi.

Chris is a long time member of the East Goshen Historical Commission, an educator at the Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation and the Newlin Grist Mill, a Guide at Valley Forge, a previous member of the Paoli Battlefield Preservation Fund Board of Directors,  and has been a student of local and military history for over 40 years.

Jun 092016
 

 Help Us Preserve our Future!!

3rd Annual Fund Raising Dinner & Silent Auction

Thursday, October 13th, 2016 – The Farmhouse at Peoples Light & Theater Company- Malvern, PA 19355 – 6 to 9 

Come show your support for these two local all-volunteer non-profit organizations at our 3rd Annual Fund Raising Dinner and Silent Auction.  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 K. 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. Our Silent Auction has many donated items that will be 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 and the cost has been discounted to $90 per person.  Each attendee will receive one free ticket to an upcoming play at The Peoples Light & Theater Company for up to one year.

Paoli Memorial Association LogoThe Paoli Memorial Grounds and Paoli Battlefield in Malvern is ours to enjoy, we can walk our dogs, take a hike, jog, play with our kids, and enjoy the great outdoors. We come to The Malvern Fire Company Fair, use the tennis courts and watch the Chester Valley Little League play ball. There is the Malvern Memorial Day Parade and Spaghetti Dinners and Cake Walks a fun fascinating slice of small town USA!  All of this is done by the volunteers of the Paoli Memorial Association a non-profit organization without tax dollars.  We need you help in upkeep with the grounds, preserving the monuments, and making this place safe and accessible to the public.

The Paoli Battlefield Preservation Fund LogoPaoli Battlefield Preservation Fund is also a volunteer non-profit sister organization.  The PBPF is currently engaged in a major project to attain National Historic Landmark status for both the Paoli Memorial Grounds and the Paoli Battlefield.  This non-profit also needs your help in making this area a National Historic Landmark and a destination for historic tourism.  Please come and enjoy this great dinner event.

While we continue to provide services to the community, and help cushion the blow to taxpayers of the Borough, the costs and needs continue to increase and therefore the need to expand our fundraising efforts and volunteer support has become critical.

Please help us Remember Paoli by making your payments online or by mail!!

Keynote Speaker - Dr. Nancy K. Loane

Keynote Speaker – Dr. Nancy K. Loane

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To Pay by Mail, Click on the Registration Icon, download the form, print it, fill it out, and mail it back to us with your check. The price is $90 per person.

Make your checks payable to “PBPF-PMA Dinner” and please include your email address so we can send a receipt to you.  PBPF-PMA Dinner, PO Box 38, Malvern, PA 19355

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