2018-2019 Read the Revolution Speaker Series

2018 - 2019 Speaker Series Schedule 

Bringing celebrated authors and historians to the Museum of the American Revolution for lively, facilitated discussions of their work.  These evening programs explore the people, events, ideas, and legacies of our nation's Founding era. 

Book cover of "The Age of Homespun: Objects and Stories in the Creation of An American Myth." by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
Book cover of "The Age of Homespun: Objects and Stories in the Creation of An American Myth." by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

Thursday, March 28, 2019  6:00 PM

Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

300th Anniversary University Professor, Harvard University

The Age of Homespun: Objects and Stories in the Creation of an American Myth

Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Laurel Thatcher Ulrich used textiles and textile tools to trace the history of New England in this pioneering work, first published in 2001. Ulrich will revisit the Revolutionary era with an emphasis on the power of ordinary objects to enlarge our understanding of the past.

Book cover of "The Martyr and the Traitor: Nathan Hale, Moses Dunbar, and the American Revolution" by Virginia DeJohn Anderson
Book cover of "The Martyr and the Traitor: Nathan Hale, Moses Dunbar, and the American Revolution" by Virginia DeJohn Anderson

Thursday, May 15, 2019  6:00 PM

Virginia DeJohn Anderson

In this joint biography, Virginia DeJohn Anderson, OAH Distinguished Lecturer and Professor of History, University of Colorado, Boulder, reveals how Nathan Hale, a spy for the American cause, and Moses Dunbar, a Loyalist, chose sides in perilous times. Through the experiences of two Connecticut men, Anderson will illuminate the impact of the Revolution on ordinary lives and how individual stories were remembered and forgotten after independence.

This event was rescheduled from its original date of September 19, 2018.  If you purchased tickets for this date, please contact us at tickets@amrevmuseum.orgor call 215.253.6731 and we will happily issue a refund or transfer your ticket.