Schedule of Activities

Historical Lectures

This year we will have a large tent on the field where you can enjoy a variety of lectures on local historical topics. Lectures will begin on the top of each hour and last about 20 minutes. See below for the schedule. 

 

"Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it."  Dr. Samuel Johnson  (1704-1784) 

Saturday September 14

11 am  Wesley Sessa: a visual presentation on the region’s colonial vernacular architecture

12 pm   Noah Lewis: Ned Hector, an African-American soldier with Proctor’s 3rd Pa. artillery regiment

  1 pm   Adrian Martinez: the artistic process in creating historical paintings of colonial figures

  2 pm   Chuck Feld: the history of horticulture in colonial America

  3 pm   Jim Christ: “Remember Paoli!,”  the story about the ninth bloodiest battle of the Rev War

  4 pm   Catherine Quillman: “Hannah Freeman” aka  “Indian Hannah” and her Chadds Ford roots. 

 

Sunday September 15

11 am   Phil Duffy: “The Battle of the Brandywine : A Tragedy of Errors” 

12 pm   Michael Harris: his latest research on the Philadelphia campaign of 1777

  1 pm   Adrian Martinez: the artistic process in creating historical paintings of colonial figures

  2 pm   Chuck Feld: the history of horticulture in colonial America

  3 pm   Jim Christ: “Remember Paoli!,”  the story about the ninth bloodiest battle of the Rev War

  4 pm   Noah Lewis: Ned Hector, an African-American soldier with Proctor’s 3rd Pa. artillery regiment

 

 

2nd Pennsylvania Regiment Schedule (same both days)

11:30 am  Infantry & Artillery (cannon fire)

  1:30 pm  Infantry & Artillery (cannon fire)

  2:30 pm  Artillery (cannon fire)

  3:30 pm  Infantry & Artillery (cannon fire)