Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Free Lecture at Washington Crossing Historic Park - April 26, 2015

Free Lecture at Washington Crossing Historic Park
Sunday, April 26, 2015

Author and historian Nancy Loane will present a free lecture – “Wives, Widows and Warriors: Women during the American Revolution” – on Sunday, April 26 at 2:00 pm in the Washington Crossing Historic Park (PA) visitor center auditorium.

Molly Pitcher at the Battle of Monmouth, engraving by J.C. Armytage, c 1859.
Although rarely on the battlefield, women supported the effort in other ways. They took up their quill pens, began spinning and weaving with gusto, and boycotted tea. With husbands off to war, they maintained the family farm and cared for the children. Other women followed their husbands to battle, often serving as “Molly Pitchers” or nurses for the troops. Still others spied on the enemy.

Dr. Loane is a former seasonal park ranger at Valley Forge National Historical Park and the author of Following the Drum: Women at the Valley Forge Encampment. An outstanding speaker, Dr. Loane has given hundreds of presentations on the letters from the encampment’s soldiers, the women at camp, and the encampment itself. Her fascinating, fun, fact-filled talk sheds new light on women in the Revolutionary War era.

Washington Crossing Park is located at the intersection of Routes 32 and 532 in Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania. This event is sponsored by the Friends of Washington Crossing Park in partnership with the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. Individuals with disabilities who need special assistance or accommodations to participate in this event should call 215-493-4076.

To stay up-to-date on what is happening in Washington Crossing Historic Park, visit www.washingtoncrossingpark.org. While there, sign up for the park’s free monthly e-newsletter.


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2 comments:

Site says Saturday April 26th. Anyone know if it's Saturday the 25th or Sunday the 26th? Really want to bring my young history fan to this talk!

@serendipitousP, it is Sunday, April 26 as noted on this web site.

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