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 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!
Sept 21ST THE MIRACLES OF THE REVOLUTION
General Washington shares stories of divine intervention starting with the 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.
Oct 5TH THE DARK DAYS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION
General George Washington shares his experience during the Battles of New York in 1776, The American army's orderly retreat through NJ and into Pennsylvania as well as the dramatic Ten Crucial Days that changed the course of a struggling young nation's history and demolished 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 speaks about his inventions and what he considers 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, but 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.
Nov 2ND THE WHITE WOMAN OF THE GENESEE
Meet Mary Jemison, 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
Ben 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.
Oct 19th THE WOMEN WHO HELPED SAVE AMERICA
General Washington will share 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 without 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 telling their stories.