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A Colonial Christmas – A Winter with Washington’s Army

A Colonial Christmas – A Winter with Washington’s Army

presented by Mike Jesberger

Monday, December 14, 2020


We do request a donation to help support the Paoli Battlefield Historical Park in order to participate in this lecture.

This lecture discusses the military movements of the Continental Army led by General George Washington in Pennsylvania during the winter of the 1776 and the Christmas night crossing of the Delaware and the attack on Trenton. 
Mr. Jesberger will also discuss how Christmas was celebrated in the colonial period and the many differences in relation to how the holiday is celebrated today.


Mike JesbergerMr. Jesberger is an independent military historian who specializes in the American Revolution and Civil War time periods. He is renowned for his depth and breadth of knowledge, as well as his engaging and passionate presentation style, whether providing formal lectures, living history presentations or tours of historic sites in the Tri-state area.

A member of numerous history based organizations and active in the reenactment community, he participates in numerous battle reenactments, living history programs and ceremonies to honor our first and current veterans.  A lifelong resident of the Philadelphia region, Mr. Jesberger is a native of Northeast Philadelphia and has relocated to Bucks and Montgomery County, PA and currently resides in Lansdale, PA with his wife, Amy, Son, Erik and two daughters, Erin and Emma.

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