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Paoli Battlefield Heritage Day (Saturday, September 19th, 2015)

PBPF_STD2015_4x6_finalJoin us on Saturday, September 19th, 2015 as we enjoy our 3rd annual Paoli Battlefield Heritage Day.  We will have as our centerpiece the American Military Timeline starting at the French and Indian War and going through to present day.  With the help of our friends from Historical Military Impressions  see re-enactors from the French and Indian War, the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, The Civil War, The Spanish American War, World War I, World War II, and the National Guard representing today’s troops in camps and displaying the dress and items they carried into battle.  Interact with the soldiers, see the weapons they used and learn about the clothing and other gear that these soldiers needed to outfit themselves on the battlefield.  Live firing exercises will take place throughout the day, as well as many other programs.  Join the soldiers as they march into camp at 11:00am and then visit each of the camps.

View our slideshow from past Paoli Battlefield Heritage Days

(click on the arrows at the sides to scroll through the photos)

(or use the dots at the bottom of the screen to navigate)

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See the displays and learn about many of our local historical sites, learn crafts with special demonstrations, and buy goods from the craftspeople that will be at the battlefield.

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Authors Bruce Mowday, Michael Harris, Gene Pisasale, Phyllis Recca, and

Catherine Dyrant Voorhees will be signing their books for purchase.

Bruce Mowday
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Michael Harris
Gene Pisasale
Gene Pisasale
Phyllis Recca






See Ben Franklin demonstrate his great inventions, and of course shot the Wall Gun!!

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Franklin setting up his experiments


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Franklin firing his Wall Gun!!










We’d like to thank our food vendors Cafe Bonu and McDougall’s Irish Victory Cakes which will be selling food and drinks to everyone.

Bonu Cafe Logo

MacDougall's Irish Victory Cakes logo




Our good friends at the  Colonial Plantation and East Goshen Township will have kids crafts and games to share with the family.












Register your kids with our Paoli Passport.  The first 150 kids entered will win a prize pack, and we will have drawings for bigger prizes throughout the day.  We will have a Grand Prize drawing right before the veteran’s ceremony.

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Join in on our Children’s Musters and drill with wooden muskets, play-act loading a cannon and leading a bayonet charge” with our friend Ned Hector (aka Noah Lewis).  Have your kids compete in our kid’s games.

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Learn more about the Battle of Paoli and why it was coined the “Paoli Massacre” by the patriots. See the 2nd oldest War Memorial in the United States, atop the grave of 52 Continental Soldiers killed at the Battle of Paoli.







Stop by and see Randy Brown of the Valley Forge Black Pots, as he demonstrates black pot cooking near his replica wagon.

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Experience a Duel between a loyalist and a patriot.

The Duel











Face Painting & Balloon Tricks by Merrily the Clown.









Sing along with Rockin Thru History with popular song writer and singer Damien Drago

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Don’t forget to ride Stubby the Helicopter from the American Helicopter Museum and Education Center will be here too!!

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Visit military vehicles from our friends at Greater Pennsylvania Military Vehicle Historical Society.  WWII Jeep and Medical Setup, M-274 Mule, M-37, 1941 Dodge WC-12, WC54 Ambulance, and re-enactors and displays.

M-274 Mule
M-274 Mule
1941 Dodge WC-12
1941 Dodge WC-12
WC54 Ambulance
WC54 Ambulance









To close out the day we will have a veterans recognition ceremony.  State Representative Duane Milne and others will talk about the history and sacrifice our fighting men and women have faced keeping our country free.  Our re-enactors will march out of camp and will then lay wreaths at the mass grave site of the 52 patriots who perished during the Battle of Paoli on September 20-21, 1777.    A bugler will play taps,  which will then be followed by a firing salute by our re-enactors.



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Firing Salute


Admission is by a donation of $8.00 per person, children are $5.00, and a special family rate is $20.00 (up to 5 people).

Get your Chester County Veteran’s ID at our event.  Must present this card to get the Veteran’s discount.  For more information on the Chester County Veteran’s ID card Click here.

CLICK HERE If you wan to help us by becoming a Sponsor or if you want to participate or volunteer!!


Links of our Attendees (so far):


vistwebsiteBorough of Malvern


vistwebsiteHistoric Military Impressions


vistwebsiteChester County Veteran’s Affairs


vistwebsiteChester County Recorder of Deeds


vistwebsiteThe American Helicopter Museum and Education Center



State Representative Duane Milne


Vist us on FacebookMike Kochan – Ben Franklin


Vist us on FacebookRoyal American Reformers


vistwebsiteBradbury Camp SUV


vistwebsiteBruce Mowday


vistwebsiteMichael Harris


vistwebsiteGene Pisasale


vistwebsitePhyllis Recca 


vistwebsiteCatherine D. Voorhees


vistwebsiteCafe Bonu


vistwebsiteMacDougall’s Irish Victory Cakes


vistwebsiteBrandywine Battlefield


vistwebsiteColonial Pennsylvania Plantation


vistwebsiteHeirloom Gift Pens


vistwebsiteBrandywine Basics


vistwebsiteHistoric Sugartown


vistwebsiteChristian C. Sanderson Museum


vistwebsiteValley Forge Black Pots


vistwebsiteSaving Hallowed Ground


vistwebsiteGreater Pennsylvania Military Vehicle Historical Society



Hale Brynes House


vistwebsiteMalvern Historical Commission


vistwebsitePete’s Forever Roses


vistwebsiteColonial Bindery


vistwebsiteNoah Lewis


vistwebsiteMill at Anselma


vistwebsite1799 Lazaretto Interpretive Museum


vistwebsiteBell’s Dioramas in History


vistwebsite“Merrily” The Clown


vistwebsiteRockin Thru History – Singer Damien Drago


Lewis Boughner – Crafter


Lynn King – Old Time Mountain Dulcimer


East Goshen Township Historical Commission – Crafts


Gail McChahon – Kid’s Games

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