The Surprising Martha Washington – Although she’s commonly thought of as rather frumpy, and as a lady who spent countless hours visiting the soldiers and knitting stockings for the men, the truth about Lady Washington is far more interesting. Martha Washington was a spiffy dresser, assertive, and definitely a woman of independent means. The varied activities of this “worthy partner” at the encampments during the Revolutionary War and throughout the presidential years may surprise you, too.
Nancy K. Loane, Ed.D. – a former seasonal ranger at Valley Forge National Historical Park, has studied more than five hundred Revolutionary War–era diaries, journals, letters, returns, orderly books, and records. A Pennsylvania Commonwealth Speaker (2006–2007), she has presented more than 200 lectures in six states about the women at the Valley Forge encampment, Martha Washington, and the soldiers’ letters from camp. Dr. Loane is a founding member of the American Revolution Round Table of Philadelphia and an honorary lifetime member of the Society of the Descendants of Washington’s Army at Valley Forge
DATE: May 4, 2017
TIME: 6:30 to 8:00 PM Complimentary Wine & Cheese Reception with ticket. Lecture begins at 7:00.
LOCATION: Bell Hall at The Montgomery School
ADMISSION: $5.00 per person – Museum Members Free
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