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Thursday Night Historical Series
BBQ Beer & Historical Reenactment
6-8pm Great Barn Taproom New Hope PA
 

 Tickets available for the 10 week series or sold individually
Select Thursdays from 6pm-8pm at Great Barn Taproom in New Hope PA

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September 2023

Sept 7TH     THE ROAD TO INDEPENDENCE 

Meet the witty Ben Franklin ~ He will explain the events leading up to the making of the Declaration of Independence as well as helping to form the Constitution. He will speak about the mixed emotions among the delegates and how he helped rally everyone to sign and Declaration. Franklin will also explain the best words he chose NOT TO SAY at the meeting on discussing and forming the Constitution which was a major turning point. The looks, mannerisms and especially the wit of Ben Franklin come to life as if he were here today. 

Sept 14TH     WE ARE WOMEN HERE US ROAR 

Meet the Annis Boudinot Stockton, colonial poetess and wife of signer, Richard Stockton as she regales us with the stories of the women of the Revolution. Annis will relate her own experiences as well as women who served as soldiers, spies and patriots during the War of Independence. 

Sept 21ST     THE MIRACLES OF THE REVOLUTION

General Washington shares stories of divine intervention starting with he French and Indian war through the end of his life. He will be discussing the many miracles that saved lives, battles and the patriots' fight for freedom. It has been said that if those miracles didn't happen all would've been lost. 

Sept 28TH     THE WOMEN OF THE CIVIL WAR

Meet Elizabeth Van Lew, Kemal spymaster of the Civil War, as she enthralls us with espionage stories on both sides of the conflict. Elizabeth will inform us about several women who played vital roles during the war. Female surgeons, gun-toting liberators and battlefield heroines, oh my!

October 2023

Oct 5TH     THE DARK DAYS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION

General George Washington shares his experience during the Battles of New of York in 1776, The American army's orderly retreat though NJ and into Pennsylvania as well as the dramatic Ten Crucial Days that changed the course of a struggling young nation's history and demolishes the fiction of happy warriors united in a righteous cause against ruthless overlords.

Oct 12th     INVENTIONS, QUOTES AND LEGACY

Meet the witty Ben Franklin ~ Ben Franklin speak about his inventions and what he considered his most important. He explains what made him get the ideas for each invention. He will also speak about other scientific studies that are not commonly known. Not only is he known for his inventions, Franklin also played a major part in starting many of the first institutions in this country. He will explain how they were started and what was needed to start them. He mentions the only invention that was solely for himself. 

Oct 19th     THE WOMEN WHO HELPED SAVE AMERICA

General Washington will share on the women who helped win the revolution. Even though society did not easily permit females to participate in the Revolutionary War, the war would not have been won with out them. The women of the revolution did more than anyone could ever imagine. They were left out of the history books but we are committed to tell their stories. 

November 2023

Nov 2ND     THE WHITE WOMAN OF THE GENESEE

Meet Mary Jemison who was taken captive during the French and Indian War, Mary was adopted into the Seneca tribe, married a Lennies-Lenape and a Seneca and lived the rest of her long life assimilated into that culture. She represents a bridge between the White settlers and the Indigenous people of America.

Nov 9th     THE LIFE AND LEGACY OF MARTHA WASHINGTON

Meet the Martha Washington you never knew! The middle aged Martha will tell you about herself BEFORE  she became simply Mrs. Washington & the first First Lady of our country. Her life makes for a VERY moving tale. 

Nov 16TH     THE LIFE AND LEGACY OF BEN FRANKLIN  

Meet the witty Ben Franklin ~  Ben Franklin will speak about his life from Boston to Philadelphia. Hear things about Ben that you never knew. Franklin will discuss his Inventions as well as the Institutions he started. The Poor Richard’s Almanac, The Pennsylvania Gazette and a Dictionary of over 200 terms that refer to Drunkenness will also be in the discussion. He will also ask trivia questions where the answers are very surprising. Ben adds his wit to his speech giving it a humorous twist.­­

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