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. 8, 2018
Monday, January 8, 2018 – Lancaster Road and the American Revolution presented by Thomas J. McGuire
Monday, January 8, 2018 – Lancaster Road and the American Revolution presented by Thomas J. McGuire The Old Lancaster Road, or Conestoga Road, or King’s Highway, was the main artery between America’s largest city, Philadelphia, and America’s largest inland town, Lancaster. The road was always BUSY, and when war came to Chester County in 1777-78, the local roads were heavily used by both armies. In the aftermath, the Lancaster Road was nearly impassable: ruts, potholes, water plashes and washouts were common. In the 1780’s, the state of Pennsylvania was broke and the new national government had no money. Commerce was in crisis. This presentation takes a look at the road during and after the war, and the creation of the first long, Macadamized turnpike in the United States: the Lancaster Turnpike, constructed by a PRIVATE company in 1792-1796.


Monday, Feb. 12, 2018
Monday, February 12, 2018 – Give Me A Fast Ship presented by Tim McGrath
Monday, February 12, 2018 – Give Me A Fast Ship presented by Tim McGrath America in 1775 was on the verge of revolution—or, more likely, disastrous defeat. After the bloodshed at Lexington and Concord, England’s King George sent hundreds of ships westward to bottle up American harbors and prey on American shipping. Colonists had no force to defend their coastline and waterways until John Adams of Massachusetts proposed a bold solution: The Continental Congress should raise a navy.


Monday, Mar. 12, 2018
Paranormal Investigator Laurie Hull. Results of the 2017 Paranormal Tours of the Paoli Battlefield
Monday, March 12, 2018 – Results of the 2017 Paranormal Tours of the Paoli Battlefield presented by Tri County Paranormal. The team will reveal the results from our paranormal tours of the Paoli Battlefield which took place in May and October of 2017. These tours have shown that there is a tremendous amount of paranormal activity all over the battlefield!


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