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, Jan. 9, 2017
Monday, January 9th: Don Hagist :“The Revolution"s Last Men
Did you know that 6 Revolutionary War veterans were photographed in 1863 to help bolster the Union spirit during the Civil War? The biographies of these soldiers were never properly vetted due to the interviewer's patriotic agenda and the faded memories of the soldiers themselves. Through long research by noted author and historian Don Hagist, the stories of these men come to life and show the inaccuracies and their first published stories, but shows that these men did serve in the war that gain us our independence. Join us on Monday, January 9th as Don Hagist comes all the way from Providence, Rhode Island to talk about his book “The Revolution's Last Men: The Soldiers Behind the Photographs. During the Civil War that threatened to tear the United States apart came the realization that only a handful of veterans of the American Revolution still survived-men who had fought the war that created the nation.


Monday, Feb. 13, 2017
Tim McGrath: February 13 , 2017
Join us on Monday, February 13, 2017 as we welcome Tim McGrath to discuss "The Father of the American Navy", John Barry. Did you know that without a ship during the winter of 1776-77, the ever resourceful John Barry lead a battery of naval artillery at the battle of Princeton? Join us on Monday, February 13th as we find out more about the man regarded as “the Father of the American Navy” and proudly welcome noted author Tim McGrath as he presents his talk on his award winning book John Barry: An American Hero in the Age of Sail. The Naval Order of the United States has announced that Give Me a Fast Ship has won the 2016 Samuel Eliot Morison Award for Naval Literature. Give Me a Fast Ship has won the Commodore Barry Book Award for Maritime Literature, presented by the Navy League of the United States, New York Council. McGrath is the first author to win this honor twice. Give Me a Fast Ship won the Marion Brewington Award for Naval Literature (sponsored by the Maryland Historical Society), the Military Order of St. Louis,. It has also won the American Revolution Round Table of New York Book of the Year Award, and the 2010 Book of the Year at the American Revolution Round Table of Philadelphia.


Monday, Mar. 13, 2017
Paranormal Investigator Laurie Hull
Join us on Monday, March 13, 2017 as we welcome back our paranormal expert, Laurie Hull. Laurie will reveal the results from her 2016 paranormal tours of the Paoli Battlefield.


A letter from The Paoli Battlefield Preservation Fund:

Join us in our 4th year of this popular and tasty series of lecture series that benefits 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