Professor Speaks on the American Revolution at the Lehigh Valley American Revolution Round Table
The Lehigh Valley American Revolution Round Table (LVARRT) is pleased to welcome noted Kutztown University history Professor Gabriel to speak at its next meeting on Wednesday Evening, July 17th, 6:30 PM. The program, open both to members and the general public, is entitled: Major General Richard Montgomery and the Other Invasion of Canada. Born in Britain and served in the British Army, Montgomery was a rising star within the American quest for Independence. In a blinding snowstorm, his life was cut short as he heroically led an assault on the gates of Quebec.
“We are thrilled to have Dr. Gabriel speak to us on a topic he is very familiar from his studies and publications,” said LVARRT President & Founder Andrew Zellers-Frederick. “This distinguished historian is the author of many books on the American Revolution and we are pleased that he will share his wealth of knowledge with our organization.” His specialty is American history (especially on the Revolutionary War time period, which is reflected in his many publications). He holds a BS from Clarion University of Pennsylvania; an MA from St. Bonaventure University; and a Ph.D. from Pennsylvania State University. A few of Professor’s Gabriel’s works are Quebec During the American Invasion, 1775-1776: The Journal of Francois Baby, Gabriel Taschereau. And Jenkin Williams (which mirrors his talk fairly closely) and The Battle of Bennington: Soldiers and Civilians. Each work will be available for sale and for Dr. Gabriel to sign.
The program will be conducted in room #107 of Lafayette University’s Oechsle Center for Global Affairs in Easton located on campus at 55 South College Drive. The building is handicap accessible with convenient free parking located directed across the campus roadway from the building. The program is free for current members and a requested $6.00 donation to assist with covering expenses is requested from each guest.“
I hope many of our members will attend this program as well as new individuals just being introduced to our organization, said Zellers-Frederick. “Our Board of Directors hopes that many will join our non-profit organization to learn about our nation’s founding and to benefit from the vast array of learned speakers that come to our meetings. We regularly meet on the third Wednesday of every other month thanks to the support of Lafayette University.” For more information, please visit our website at www.LVARRT.org, email LehighValleyARRT@gmail.com, or call 215-904-2344.
During his lifetime 1759-1820, Andrew Ellicott was the premier land surveyor in the United States. He was called upon to perform many significant surveys such at the completion of the Mason/Dixon Line and the original survey of area designated to become our nation’s capital. He also carried forth the design for the city of Washington D. C.
He surveyed the borders of no less than eleven of our current or future states and he surveyed both the northern and southern boundaries of the United States. He served as a mentor for Meriwether Lewis and became a professor of mathematics at West Point Military Academy. These are but a few of the accomplishments from a very eventful life.
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The American Revolution Round Table
The Lehigh Valley American Revolution Roundtable meets generally every other month to learn about the Revolution (1775-83). The war is also known as the American Revolutionary War and the U.S. War of Independence. The conflict arose from growing tensions between residents of Great Britain’s 13 North American colonies and the colonial government, which represented the British crown.
Our speakers come from a variety of backgrounds and all have an expertise that will give us insight into the "war of independence" and those who fought this war.