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.

Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019
Tuesday, November 26 – Cost of Revolution: Rediscovering an Irish Veteran of Paoli
Cost of Revolution: Rediscovering an Irish Veteran of Paoli Presentation by Matthew Skic, Associate Curator, Museum of the American Revolution and Theatrical Performance by Patrick Poole as Richard St. George. Gather at the Historic General Warren near Paoli Battlefield to hear the story of Richard St. George, an Irish officer in the British Army and a veteran of the battle. Learn about St. George’s recollections of that violent night in September 1777 and his later head wound at the Battle of Germantown. After the Revolutionary War, St. George used art to help manage his painful memories of fighting in America. Meet St. George on the eve of revolution in Ireland in 1798 as he wrestles with the past and thinks about the future of his country. This special program will feature an illustrated discussion about Richard St. George’s life by Matthew Skic and a theatrical performance written by Philadelphia playwright Chris Braak with Patrick Poole as Richard St. George. This program is being delivered in conjunction with the Museum of the American Revolution’s newest special exhibition Cost of Revolution: The Life and Death of an Irish Soldier, that is currently open through March 17, 2020. The special exhibition follows the untold story of Richard St. George, whose personal trauma and untimely death provides a window into the entangled histories of the American Revolution of 1776 and the Irish Revolution of 1798.


Monday, Jan. 13, 2020
Between the Delaware & the Schuylkill: Brigadier General John Lacey and the Pennsylvania Militia, 1778 – Presented by Denis Cooke
January 13, 2020 – Between the Delaware and the Schuylkill: Brigadier General John Lacey and the Pennsylvania Militia, 1778 – Presented by Denis Cooke The Battle of Crooked Billet on May 1, 1778 was the largest of a series of skirmishes which came at the end of a four month campaign by the Pennsylvania Militia to prevent food and supplies from reaching British occupied Philadelphia. We will discuss how this single event impacted the reputation of Brigadier General John Lacey, and became a subject of interest of local Bucks and Montgomery historians. We will discuss explore the reasons behind the different, and opposing, interpretations of the militia's performance during the Valley Forge winter


Monday, Feb. 10, 2020
February 10, 2020 – "Unlikely General". Anthony Wayne and the Battle for America – Presented by Mary Stockwell
February 10, 2020 – "Unlikely General". Anthony Wayne and the Battle for America – Presented by Mary Stockwell In the spring of 1792, President George Washington chose “Mad” Anthony Wayne to defend America from a potentially devastating threat. Native forces had decimated the standing army and Washington needed a champion to open the country stretching from the Ohio River westward to the headwaters of the Mississippi for settlement.


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