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, Sep. 21, 2015
The 1st Rhode Island Regiment with Joe Becton
Monday, September 21, 2015 ****Date Change*** The 1st Rhode Island Regiment with Joe Becton Learn about the African Americans who enlisted into this famed regiment. Renowned Park Ranger, Musician, and Tour Guide Joe Becton will talk about how in 1778, the Rhode Island Assembly decided to pursue a suggestion made by General Varnum and enlist slaves and free blacks in 1st Rhode Island Regiment. Learn about how they fought in the Battle of Rhode Island in 1778 and in the siege of Yorktown in 1781. Learn about their treatment, how other regiments viewed them, and how they helped us win our freedom while suffering hardships none can imagine.


Monday, Oct. 12, 2015
Brandywine: A Military History of the Battle that Lost Philadelphia but Saved America, September 11, 1777 by Michael Harris
Brandywine: A Military History of the Battle that Lost Philadelphia but Saved America, September 11, 1777 by Michael Harris Michael Harris' new book is the first complete study to merge the strategic, political, and tactical history of this complex operation and important set-piece battle into a single compelling account. More than a decade in the making, his book relies almost exclusively upon original archival research and his personal knowledge of the terrain. Enhanced with original maps, illustrations, and modern photos, and told largely through the words of those who fought there. The use of original sources and narratives puts readers in the heart of the action, right along with the leaders, the common soldiers, and the local civilians.


Monday, Nov. 9, 2015
Charles Thomson (the Secretary to the Continental Congress) The Man America Forgot �“ by Bruce Gill
Charles Thomson (the Secretary to the Continental Congress) "The Man America Forgot“ by Bruce Gill He held many titles, Secretary of the United Colonies Continental Congress: September 5, 1774 - July 1, 1776 & Secretary of the United States Continental Congress: July 2, 1776 - February 28, 1781 & Secretary of the The United States in Congress Assembled: March 1, 1781 - March 3, 1788, but is largely forgotten today. Bruce Gill, Executive Director of the Harriton House (Thompson's home from 1774 to 1824) tells us the complete story of this forgotten patriot and founding father. Learn how Thompson was the First and only Secretary of the Centennial Congress, how he designed the Great Seal of the United States, and informed General Washington of his Presidential Victory at Mount Vernon.


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