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Virtual Lecture - The Valley Forge Winter and the Man Who Made It Count

Date: Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Location: Zoom Virtual Lecture

Time: 7 pm (EST)

The hard winter of 1777, when the Continental Army was camped at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, was a turning point in the American Revolution, the moment when new drills and regimental regulations finally turned a ragtag collection of ill-supplied Valley-Forgeand often embittered enlistees into a more disciplined and professional fighting force capable of winning a war. This program with historian Richard Bell tells this important story from the perspective of Baron Friedrich von Steuben, the Prussian immigrant with the unusual home life whom Washington tasked with achieving that critical transformation. 

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Cost: $15 per household for General Admission; $10 per household for HA Members & Volunteers
 

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Can't watch the lecture live? We invite you to register; all registrants will receive a link to the recording of the lecture to watch at their convenience. The lecture recording will be available for two weeks. Live closed captioning is available for all lectures.

This lecture will be offered virtually by Zoom. Upon registration, you will be sent the link for the video conference to join on the evening of the lecture. To learn more about Zoom and to download the app to your computer, visit the Zoom website.


20210216-VL-Dr-Richard-BellAbout Our Presenter: Dr. Richard Bell is Associate Professor of History at the University of Maryland and author of the new book Stolen: Five Free Boys Kidnapped into Slavery and Their Astonishing Odyssey Home.  He has won more than a dozen teaching awards, including the University System of Maryland Board of Regents Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching, the highest honor for teaching faculty in the Maryland state system. He has held major research fellowships at Yale, Cambridge, and the Library of Congress and is the recipient of the National Endowment of the Humanities Public Scholar award. He serves as a Trustee of the Maryland Historical Society, as an elected member of the Massachusetts Historical Society, and as a fellow of the Royal Historical Society. 

 

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