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“A Revolutionary Lecture Series”


Our 10th season!  Join us on the Second Monday of each month from 7PM to 8 PM for
A Revolutionary Lecture Series.


Upcoming 2021 Lectures:

Monday, December 13, 2021 
Revolutionary Princeton 1774-1783: The Biography of an American Town in the Heart of a Civil War

presented by Larry Kidder

The story of Princeton between 1774 and 1783 is a microcosm of the struggles faced by ordinary Americans during the Revolution, struggles intensified by Princeton’s geographic location within the State which saw more military activity than most and on a road constantly used to move troops and their supplies. Learn more about about the people who were a critical part in the cause. For more information Click Here.

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We started off with only 5 lectures in our series in 2010, and we have grown over the years to now feature 9 monthly lectures.  Our speaker series if very informative and we have made a lot of friends over the years.  We appreciate your support and we continue to provide one of the best speaker series in the area.  The friendly atmosphere and food second to none, make the historic General Warren Inne in Malvern PA the place to be to learn all there is about the Revolutionary War era.

Thank you for your interest and support. We are looking forward to seeing you and know that you will enjoy another season of top notch lectures while dining on specially recreated 18th Century fare by a Zagat top-rated restaurant. Your support will help preserve our heritage for future generations.


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Founding MartyrMonday, September 14, 2020
Founding Martyr: The Life and Death of Dr. Joseph Warren
Presentation by Christian DiSpigna
Had he not died at Bunker Hill, Dr. Joseph Warren might have led the country as Washington or Jefferson did. Yet after his death, his life and legend faded, leaving his contemporaries to rise to fame in his place and obscuring his essential role in bringing America to independence. Until now, little has been known of this architect of the colonial rebellion, whose protests and writings helped unite the colonies against Britain and inspired the Declaration of Independence. For more information Click Here.

George Washington's NemesisMonday, October 12, 2020 
George Washington’s Nemesis: The Outrageous Treason and Unfair Court-martial of Major General Charles Lee during the American Revolution

Presentation by Christian McBurney

General Lee, second in command in the Continental Army led by George Washington, was captured by the British in December 1776. While a prisoner, he prepared and submitted to his captors a military plan on how to defeat Washington’s army as quickly as possible. This extraordinary act of treason, arguably on a par with Benedict Arnold’s heinous treachery, was not discovered during his lifetime. For more information Click Here.

Monday, November 9, 2020 
Germantown:  A Military History of the Battle for the Control of Philadelphia

Presentation by Michael Harris

Today, Germantown is a busy neighborhood in Philadelphia. On October 4, 1777, it was a small village on the outskirts of the colonial capital whose surrounding fields and streets witnessed one of the largest battles of the American Revolution. The bloody battle represented George Washington’s attempt to recapture Philadelphia, but has long been overshadowed by better-known events like Brandywine, Saratoga, and Valley Forge. Award-winning author Michael C. Harris’s impressive Germantown: A Military History of the Battle for the Control of Philadelphia, October 4, 1777, elevates this important action from obscurity in the first full-length study of this pivotal engagement.
 For more information Click Here.

Washington crossing the Delaware paintingMonday, December 14, 2020 
A Colonial Christmas – A Winter with Washington’s Army

Presentation by Mike Jesberger

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.
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Eyewitness Images from the American RevolutionMonday, January 11, 2021 
Eyewitness Images from the American Revolution

Presentation by Arthur S. Lefkowitz

Most images depicting the American Revolution are historically inaccurate nineteenth- and twentieth-century recreations. Historian Arthur S. Lefkowitz is working to change this. Mr. Lefkowitz gathered images from artists who were eyewitnesses to the events of our War for Independence.

Join us as Arthur S. Lefkowitz talks about book “Eyewitness Images from the American Revolution”.  
For more information Click Here.

Ben Franklin kite key experiment
Monday, February 8, 2021
Benjamin Franklin’s Experiments

Presentation by Mike Kochan

We all think we know the story of Benjamin Franklin, we know the story of him flying a kite in a thunderstorm, but do you know the other inventions he worked on?

Join as we welcome back Benjamin Franklin (aka Mike Kochan) who will be demonstrating some of Benjamin Franklin’s Experiments. For more information Click Here.

Battle of Whitemarsh mapMonday, March 8, 2021 
The Battle of Whitemarsh

Presentation by Bob Bradley

When we hear of Valley Forge, we think of the suffering of the Continental Army and George Washington’s efforts to keep everything together.  But what happened during the weeks before that fateful march into the winter camp in December of 1777?

Join us to learn more about the Battle of Whitemarsh. For more information Click Here.

Monday, April 12, 2021 
2020 Results of the Paranormal Tour of the Paoli Battlefield

presented by Laurie Hull and Kelly Schmitt

We welcome back our paranormal expert, Laurie Hull, and Malvern Paranormal’s Kelly Schmitt. Laurie and Kelly will reveal the results from our paranormal tours of the Paoli Battlefield which took place in October of 2020.

For more information Click Here.

James Monroe: A LifeMonday, May 10, 2021 
James Monroe: A Life

presented by Tim McGrath

Learn about The extraordinary life of James Monroe: soldier, senator, diplomat, and the last Founding Father to hold the presidency, a man who helped transform thirteen colonies into a vibrant and mighty republic.

For more information Click Here.

Benjamin Rush by Stephen FriedMonday, June 14, 2021 
Benjamin Rush : Revolution, Madness & the Visionary Doctor Who Became a Founding Father

presented by Stephen Fried

The remarkable story of Benjamin Rush, medical pioneer and one of our nation’s most provocative and unsung Founding Fathers.

For more information Click Here.

Benjamin Rush by Stephen FriedMonday, July 12, 2021 
Washington’s Headquarters along the Neshaminy: The August Encampment of 1777

presented by Mike Jesberger

This program will talk about how this piece of Pennsylvania Revolutionary War history lasted for 13 days, from August 10-23, 1777, and was the third longest encampment in Pennsylvania, exceeded only by Whitemarsh and Valley Forge. It is of importance also as this was the location where Washington and his troops camped while they waited for news of the elusive British Fleet who was rumored to be heading towards the capital of Philadelphia. For more information Click Here.

Monday, August 9, 2021 
How Americans fought the Stamp Act with Memes

presented by J. L. Bell

A talk on How the Americans Fought the Stamp Act with Memes. This program will show how the Americans use Memes to fight what they considered the horrible Stamp Act passed by the British Parliament. For more information Click Here.

Monday, September 13, 2021 
The Provincial Corps Raised in Philadelphia 1777-1778

presented by Todd W. Braisted

When Sir William Howe launched his campaign to capture Philadelphia in August 1777, some 575 Loyalist troops were a part of his forces.By the time Philadelphia was evacuated nine months later, over 2100 marched out of the city. Who were these people? For more information Click Here.

Monday, October 11, 2021 
Spells and Witchcraft during the American War of Independence

presented by Dr. Bob Selig

Dogs that would not bark, women who turned into animals at night: the belief in the existence of witches and witchcraft was widespread during the second half of the 18th century. Sometimes these powers were employed in the cause of American Independence, sometimes against it. For more information Click Here.

Monday, November 8, 2021 
Forgotten Founding Fathers: Pennsylvania and Delaware in the American Revolution

presented by Gene Pisasale

The struggle for liberty and creation of our system of government depended not only on George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Benjamin Franklin, but also many people who played a vital role but who are not well known today. Learn more about about the people who were a critical part in the cause. For more information Click Here.


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