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, Apr. 13, 2020
The April Paoli Battlefield Lecture now July 13
The April Paoli Battlefield Lecture now July 13: – Dunmores War: The Last Conflict of Americas Colonial Era – Presented by Glen Williams

Monday, May. 11, 2020
Monday, May 11, 2020 – George and Martha – In Perfect Felicity- Presented by Carol Spacht & John Lopes
Join us on Monday, May 11, 2020 – George and Martha – In Perfect Felicity- Presented by Carol Spacht & John Lopes What makes a good marriage? Washington’s own advice on love and marriage echoes through the words of our First Couple as they share the story of their courtship, former loves, the trials during the War for Independence, and the tribulations of the Presidency upon their 40-year marriage


Monday, Jun. 8, 2020
Monday, June 8, 2020 Allen McLane, presented by Tom Welch
Join us on Monday, June 8, 2020 Allen McLane, born in Philadelphia in 1746, moved to Delaware in the late 1760’s, married Rebecca Wells and settled in Duck Creek Crossroads (now Smyrna) where he set up a business making men’s leather pants. When the fires of independence began to emerge in the colonies, he quickly became associated with the early leaders of the cause in the Lower Three Counties of Pennsylvania. In the fall of 1775 he decided to join with the Patriots in Virginia and became involved in the Battle of Great Bridge where the military governor of Virginia Lord Dunmore was defeated. Then as the Three Lower Counties were declaring separation from Pennsylvania and Britain, McLane joined with the patriots of Pennsylvania and New Jersey who answered the call to assist General Washington to defend New York against the advancing British. His heroism and enterprising leadership was often noticed by General Washington and others at the Battle of Long Island, Harlem Heights, Kip’s Bay, White Plains, Trenton and Princeton. General Washington promoted him to Captain at Princeton and sent him back to (then) Delaware to recruit his company. After the War General Washington expressed his appreciation to McLane by initially in 1789 making him the first Marshal of the Delaware District and then subsequently in 1797 appointing him the Tax Collector of the Port of Wilmington. His was a long, productive, and patriotic life, one deserving to be emulated by us all.


Monday, Jul. 13, 2020
July 13 Dunmore's War: The Last Conflict of America's Colonial Era – Presented by Glen Williams (rescheduled from April)
Dunmore's War: The Last Conflict of America's Colonial Era – Presented by Glen Williams (rescheduled from April) Known to history as “Dunmore’s War,” the 1774 campaign against a Shawnee-led Indian confederacy in the Ohio Country marked the final time an American colonial militia took to the field in His Majesty’s service and under royal command. Led by John Murray, the fourth Earl of Dunmore and royal governor of Virginia, a force of colonials including George Rogers Clark, Daniel Morgan, Michael Cresap, Adam Stephen, and Andrew Lewis successfully drove the Indians from the territory south of the Ohio River in parts of present-day West Virginia, Ohio, and Kentucky.


Tuesday, Jul. 21, 2020
Colonial Music and Dancing on the Terrace, 6 pm
This event ONLY $39 Colonial Music and Dancing Join us on Tuesday, July 21, 2020 for a Revolutionary Lecture Series Learn the dance moves that our early ancestors did out on the dance floor at balls and other social gatherings while listening to the period music as we proudly welcome back Charlie Zahm, Tad Marks, Noah Lewis, and Lynne King to the General Warren for “An Evening of Colonial Music and Dancing” on Tuesday, July 21st, 2020.


A letter from The Paoli Battlefield Preservation Fund:

Join us in our 7th 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, archaeological 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 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 simplify 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. The Dinner begins shortly after 6pm, followed by the lecture. A Q & A session 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 to avoid any overbooking. You can book by calling General Warren at 610 296.3637 or by pre-ordering and pre-paying with PayPal via the above Buy Now buttons.

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.

Jim Christ, President
Paoli Battlefield Preservation Fund

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