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Calling all history buffs! Sean Moir discusses the Phila. Campaign of 1777

Sean Moir
Sean Moir, owner/president of Western Heritage
1/31/2014 —

Sean Moir's presentation has been rescheduled for Thursday, March 20, 6 p.m., Main 101.

Students, faculty, staff and community members are welcome to join local Revolutionary War aficionado Sean Moir as he presents “A Fortnight in Chester County: The Philadelphia Campaign of 1777,” Thursday, March 20, at 6 p.m. in the Main Building, room 101.

Attendees will hear Moir discuss the Revolutionary War troop movements in Chester and Delaware counties, known as the “Philadelphia Campaign.” This British initiative took place during the late 1700s to gain control of Philadelphia during the war. His presentation establishes the context of the campaign within the American Revolution and uses unique animated maps to help tie these events to local sites.

“Many of the troop movements of this campaign are not well known and people of Chester and Delaware County are often surprised to find that Washington or Howe's army marched right past their properties, or camped in places we visit everyday,” Moir said.

A Penn State alumnus, Moir is the owner/president of Western Heritage Mapping, which aims to grow the understanding of U.S. culture by providing educators the ability to create presentations that are more effective by using animated maps, according to its website.

“These animated maps are the focal point of my talk and help to show the movements and engagements of the armies, as well as to give people a sense of where all these events happened in relation to the modern landscape,” he said.

This event is free and light refreshments will be served. Due to limited space, please RSVP to BW-UR@psu.edu or by calling 610-892-1484.

To find out more information about these and other upcoming speakers, visit Brandywine’s Speaker Series webpage. 

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