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Battle of Paoli

Learn the Story Behind the Battle of Paoli Painting

Learn the Story Behind the Battle of Paoli Painting

Tuesday, October 10th at the General Warren – a Revolutionary Lecture Series.

                                            We’d like to thank Zeyn Uzman for sponsoring this lecture!!

Join us on Tuesday, October 10th at 6pm at the General Warren Inne as we welcome noted historian, author, and teacher Thomas McGuire, and learn the story behind the famous Xavier Della Gatta painting of the Battle of Paoli in 1782, which was painted 5 years after the battle. This amazing Revolutionary War painting has an amazing history, and the true person who commissioned the painting remained shrouded in mystery for almost 2 centuries. Learn not only about this painting but the detective work needed to unmask the person who commissioned the painting from Xavier Della Gatta way back in 1782.


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 $55 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.


Thomas J. McGuire teaches history in Malvern, PA. His work on the Battle of Paoli is considered the most complete documentation of the Revolutionary War battle, and was instrumental in preserving the battlefield as a historic site. In that book, as well as his other work, McGuire uses a wealth of primary material to record history from the American Revolutionary War, with a particular focus on Southeast Pennsylvania and Philadelphia.

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