Reminder–I’m speaking to Upper Moreland Historical Society, Tues., March 28, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.

cropped-cover-of-becoming-valley-forge-09824945992.jpgI’m looking forward to speaking about “Becoming Valley Forge” to the Upper Moreland Historical Society on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 7:30 p.m., Upper Moreland Township Building, 117 Park Avenue, Willow Grove, PA  19090.  Please come out and join me for some Revolutionary War Realness!

For more information, about Becoming Valley Forge, click here.

See you on the 28th!

New Museum of American Revolution Exhibits Revealed

The Museum of the American Revolution opens next month in Philadelphia. One of its exhibits is called “The Darkest Hour”, and it covers the period of late fall 1776 to 1778. This includes that part of the war known as the Philadelphia Campaign, from the Battle of Brandywine on 9/11/1777 to the march out from the Valley Forge encampment on 6/19/1778. See the link below for a description of the exhibit, which includes Revolutionary War weapons, stories of women, a feature on the Oneida Indians who were so helpful during the Battle of Barren Hill, stories from soldier Joseph Plumb Martin–a/k/a Private Yankee Doodle, and, of course, the Valley Forge Encampment itself. I cover The Philadelphia Campaign in my novel, Becoming Valley Forge, which will also be on sale at the Museum’s gift shop.
Check it out and learn about this important time in our nation’s history.
#RevolutionaryWarRealness

Peace–Sheilah

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Women’s History Month: An Encounter with Phyllis Wheatley — 1st African American published author

In honor of Women’s History Month, I’m going to rerun a post that I ran last year about Phyllis Wheatley, the first African American woman to publish a book in these United States.  Next month, you’ll be able to see an original, signed first edition of Wheathley’s book at the new Museum of the American Revolution when it opens in Philadelphia on April 18.  But, in the meantime, please enjoy the pictures above from a preview party I attended last year with my friend and Elevator Group author Dr. Marion Lane, and learn about the history of this fascinating woman and her book below.

Peace–Sheilah Continue reading “Women’s History Month: An Encounter with Phyllis Wheatley — 1st African American published author”

Join me at Upper Moreland Historical Society on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.

cropped-cover-of-becoming-valley-forge-09824945992.jpgI’m looking forward to speaking about “Becoming Valley Forge” to the Upper Moreland Historical Society on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 7:30 p.m., Upper Moreland Township Building, 117 Park Avenue, Willow Grove, PA  19090.  Please come out and join me for some Revolutionary War Realness!

For more information, about Becoming Valley Forge, click here.

See you on the 28th!

Because of the Superbowl — Ten Fun Facts About the Original Patriots http://flip.it/lPdE9c

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I saw this Smithsonian.com article about the original patriots, you know, those who fought in the Revolutionary War, as so many turn their sights to those football Patriots. There are some interesting facts in the article. Check it out.

#revolutionarywarrealness

Peace–Sheilah