“A Revolutionary Lecture Series” at the General Warren
Our 9th season! Join us on the Second Monday of each month (September through June) (excluding December) from 6 to 8 PM for A Revolutionary Lecture Series, a dinner and discussion at the General Warren. Dine on specially prepared 18th century cuisine at the tavern which played such a pivotal role at the Battle of Paoli. We also hold a special outdoor musical presentation the last Tuesday in July that you won’t want to miss either!
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, a lecture by a noted historian or author, 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. Access to the lecture room begins at 5:45 PM and the buffet commences at 6 PM sharp. The lecture begins promptly at 6:40 PM, followed by Questions and Answers of the presenter.
2019-2020 Lecture Series
Monday, January 13, 2020 –
Between the Delaware and the Schuylkill: Brigadier General John Lacey and the Pennsylvania Militia, 1778
Presentation by Denis Cooke
Since December, Washington and the Continental Army were in winter quarters at Valley Forge, northwest of Philadelphia. John Lacey (who had been promoted to Brigadier General and commander of the Pennsylvania militia in January at the age of 23), was tasked by Washington with patrolling the region north of Philadelphia, between the Delaware and Schuylkill Rivers. Washington ordered Lacey and the militia to prevent farmers from taking their goods into Philadelphia to sell to the British (who paid high prices, in gold), and to protect patriots in the region from harassment by British and Loyalist troops. For more information Click Here.
Monday, February 10, 2020 –
Unlikely General: “Mad” Anthony Wayne and the Battle for America
Presentation by Denis Cooke
In the spring of 1792, President George Washington chose “Mad” Anthony Wayne to defend America from a potentially devastating threat. Native forces had decimated the standing army and Washington needed a champion to open the country stretching from the Ohio River westward to the headwaters of the Mississippi for settlement. For more information Click Here.
Monday, March 9, 2020 –
Results of the Paranormal Tour of the Paoli Battlefield
Presentation by Laurie Hull and Kelly Schmitt
Laurie and Kelly will reveal the results from our paranormal tours of the Paoli Battlefield which took place in May and October of 2019. These tours have shown that there is a tremendous amount of paranormal activity all over the battlefield! They will present photos, recordings, and personal experiences submitted by her team and those who attended. For more information Click Here.
Monday, April 13, 2020 –
Dunmore’s War: The Last Conflict of America’s Colonial Era
Presentation by Glenn F. Williams
Known to history as “Dunmore’s War,” the 1774 campaign against a Shawnee-led Indian confederacy in the Ohio Country marked the final time an American colonial militia took to the field in His Majesty’s service and under royal command. Led by John Murray, the fourth Earl of Dunmore and royal governor of Virginia, a force of colonials including George Rogers Clark, Daniel Morgan, Michael Cresap, Adam Stephen, and Andrew Lewis successfully drove the Indians from the territory south of the Ohio River in parts of present-day West Virginia, Ohio, and Kentucky. For more information Click Here.
Monday, May 11, 2020 –
George and Martha – In Perfect Felicity
Presentation by John Lopes and Carol Spacht as George and Martha Washington
What makes a good marriage? Washington’s own advice on love and marriage echoes through the words of our First Couple as they share the story of their courtship, former loves, the trials during the War for Independence, and the tribulations of the Presidency upon their 40-year marriage. For more information Click Here.
Monday, June 8, 2020 –
Presentation by Tom Welch as he portrays Allen McLane
Allen McLane, born in Philadelphia in 1746, moved to Delaware in the late 1760’s, married Rebecca Wells and settled in Duck Creek Crossroads (now Smyrna) where he set up a business making men’s leather pants. When the fires of independence began to emerge in the colonies, he quickly became associated with the early leaders of the cause in the Lower Three Counties of Pennsylvania. For more information Click Here.
Tuesday, July 21, 2020 –
Colonial Music and Dancing
Charlie Zahm, Tad Marks, Noah Lewis, and Lynne King
Learn the dance moves that our early ancestors did out on the dance floor at balls and other social gatherings while listening to the period music as we proudly welcome back Charlie Zahm, Tad Marks, Noah Lewis, and Lynne King the General Warren Inne for “An Evening of Colonial Music and Dancing” 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.
Past Lectures in the 2019-2020 Lecture Series:
Monday, September 9, 2019 –
Painting Soldiers, Spies and Patriots: John Singleton Copley (Part II)
presented by Jaan Ingle Troltenier
Monday, October 14, 2019 –
Standing in Their Own Light: African American Patriots in the American Revolution
presented by Judith Van Buskirk
Monday, November 11, 2019 –
Battle of the Clouds
presented by Chris Reardon
Tuesday, November 26, 2019 –
SPECIAL EVENT – Cost of Revolution: Rediscovering an Irish Veteran of Paoli
Presentation by Matthew Skic, Associate Curator, Museum of the American Revolution and Theatrical Performance by Patrick Poole as Richard St. George
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