A Revolutionary Lecture Series

Join us on the second Monday of each month (September through May) from 6 - 8 p.m. for A Revolutionary Lecture Series presented by the Paoli Battlefield Preservation Fund. See below for a letter from the President of the Fund explaining these educational and entertaining evenings.

Each lecture entitles you to the 18Th Century American Fare Buffet, all soft beverages and coffee, family style sweets during question and answer session and the lecture.

Seating is limited, so please call The General Warren Inne at 610.296.3637 to reserve for the upcoming lecture. Or click the BUY NOW button below to reserve your seat via PayPal online. Admission is $49 per person which NOW includes the lecture, buffet, family style sweets, all taxes, gratuities, soft beverages, coffee/tea. Alcoholic beverages are additional.

Monday, Oct. 9, 2017
Monday, October 9, 2017 – Abductions in the Revolution presented by Christian McBurney
Join us on Monday, October 9th as we welcome back Christian McBurney who will talk about his new book Abductions in the American Revolution. The tactic of kidnapping enemy leaders, used in recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, dates to the American Revolution. New Jersey governor William Livingston performed a patriotic service by going to considerable lengths to avoid numerous abduction attempts. Sometimes these operations succeeded, as with the spectacular captures of Continental Army Major General Charles Lee, British Army Major General Richard Prescott, Connecticut’s Brigadier General Gold Selleck Silliman, Massachusetts’s Brigadier General Peleg Wadsworth, and North Carolina’s Governor Thomas Burke. Sometimes they barely failed, as with the violent attempt by British secret service operatives against Major General Philip Schuyler, the mission by British dragoons against Thomas Jefferson at Monticello, and even John Champe’s plan to nab Benedict Arnold in New York City. Some of the abducted, such as signer of the Declaration of Independence Richard Stockton and Delaware’s Governor John McKinly, suffered damage to their reputations. The kidnapper risked all—if caught, he could be hanged—and some were, including Isaac Hayne in South Carolina, William Riddle in North Carolina, and Joseph Bettys in upstate New York. This book covers more than thirty major attempted and successful abductions of military and civilian leaders from 1775 to 1783, from Maine to Georgia, and including two in Great Britain.

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Monday, Nov. 13, 2017
Monday, November 13, 2017 – Revolutionary Delaware presented by Kim Burdick
In 1776, Delaware declared independence from both England and Pennsylvania. Originally known as the Three Lower Counties of Pennsylvania, the First State was instrumental in the fight to form a new republic. The Marquis de Lafayette, Nathanael Greene and George Washington all made trips to the state. Caesar Rodney’s ride and the Battle of Cooch’s Bridge are legendary, but the state has many unsung heroes. Citizens from every village, town, crossroads and marsh risked their lives to support their beliefs. Author Kim Burdick offers the carefully documented story of ordinary people coping with extraordinary circumstances. Join us on Monday, November 13th as we welcome back author Kim Burdick who will talk about her new book Revolutionary Delaware.

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A letter from The Paoli Battlefield Preservation Fund:

Join us in our 6th year of this popular series of lectures that benefit a great cause the — Paoli Battlefield Historical Park — a National Treasure in our own backyard! Funds and donations will help secure National Historic Landmark status, archeological surveys, recreating the 1777 view-scape, ceremonial and educational programs, reenactments and Park improvements. The Paoli Battlefield Preservation Fund (PBPF) is a 501(c)3 non-profit and all donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.

The General Warren Inne played an important role in the Battle of Paoli and has long supported efforts for public education and to preserve our local heritage. Based on requests from many attendees, we have simplified the pricing to $49 and it now includes the 18th Century American Fare Buffet the lecture, all soft beverages and coffee/tea, family style sweets during question & answer session, and tax and gratuity to eliminate any after lecture payments. Any alcoholic beverages ordered will be additional and payment requested at end of event.

Access to the room begins at 5:45 and food service commences at 6 PM sharp. The Lecture begins promptly at 6:40 pm. Q & A begins after the lecture is over. Seating is limited, so watch our website's calendar for on-line pre-registration and payment information as the lectures approach. All registration will be done through the General Warren Inne to avoid any overbooking.

Thank you for your interest and support. We are looking forward to seeing you at our lectures and enjoy specially recreated 18th Century fare by a Zagat top-rated restaurant. Your support will help preserve our heritage for future generations.

Bruce A. Knapp, President
Paoli Battlefield Preservation Fund

For more information on the Paoli Battlefield please visit www.pbpfinc.org