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. 8, 2019
Outside the Encampment: Impact of the Valley Forge Encampment on the Local Area presented by Thomas J. McGuire
Monday, April 8, 2019 – Outside the Encampment: Impact of the Valley Forge Encampment on the Local Area presented by Thomas J. McGuire We have heard many accounts of what went on inside the Valley Forge encampment, but very little of the impact on the local community. What did the people do with Washington’s army staying the winter and spring right in their own back yard?


Monday, May. 13, 2019
Monday, May 13, 2019 – Noted author Tim McGrath on Benjamin Franklin’s Navy.
Join us on Monday, May 13th, as we proudly welcome noted author Tim McGrath as he presents his talk on Benjamin Franklin’s Navy. While many Americans know of Benjamin Franklin’s remarkable accomplishments on behalf of the United States during his years as Minister to France during the Revolution, the story of his acting as unofficial leader of the Continental Navy in Europe is rarely told. It is a rollicking combination of adventure, intrigue, victory, tragedy, and some comedy for good measure. And its players include sea captains, kings, spies, wives and mistresses – all handled by Franklin with his usual wisdom, forbearance, vision, and wit.


Monday, Jun. 10, 2019
The Father of our Country: Dean Malissa, The George Washington of Mount Vernon
Join us on Monday, June 10, 2019 and get to know the Father of our Country by none other than Dean Malissa, the George Washington of Mount Vernon and the world’s leading portrayer of George Washington. The proper term for what Malissa does — dressing as Washington and speaking as him and essentially being him — is historical interpretive acting. Malissa has spent years studying the founding father and first president of the country to help people across the world gain access to the pivotal period of history when the United States of America was founded.


Tuesday, Jul. 23, 2019
Colonial Music and Dancing on the Terrace, 6 pm
This event ONLY $39 Tuesday, July 23, 2019, starting at 6 pm – Colonial Music and Dancing Featuring Charlie Zahm, Tad Marks, Noah Lewis, and Lynne King 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.” Tuesday, July 23, 2019


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