“A Revolutionary Lecture Series”
DUE TO COVID-19, WE WILL BE MOVNG OUR LECTURE SERIES ONLINE FOR THE 2020-2021 SEASON.
Our 10th season! Join us on the Second Monday of each month from 7PM to 8 PM for
A Revolutionary Lecture Series.
DONATIONS ARE APPRECIATED FOR THESE EVENTS.
Upcoming 2020-2021 Lectures:
Monday, 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.
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.
Monday, 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.
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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.
PREVIOUS LECTURES IN THE 2020-2021 SERIES
Monday, 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.
Monday, 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.
Monday, 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.
For more information Click Here.