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Brown Bag Lecture in honor of Women’s History Month: Women in the American Revolution - Putting the "Her" in Heroics

Join us for our first Brown Bag lecture featuring local Revolutionary War buff Eric Chandler. Eric will introduce us to some of the lesser known women of the Revolution who risked their lives, their fortunes and more. We'll have beverages and dessert - you bring the lunch!

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Brown Bag Lecture in honor of Women’s History Month:  Women in the American Revolution - Putting the "Her" in Heroics
Brown Bag Lecture in honor of Women’s History Month:  Women in the American Revolution - Putting the "Her" in Heroics

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Mar 10, 2023, 12:00 PM

MH Barn, 19 Stephen Mather Rd, Darien, CT 06820, USA

About the event

Women in the American Revolution: Putting the ‘Her’ in Heroics

George Washington, Paul Revere, the Marquis de Lafayette are all names we were taught in school as having been heroes of the American War for Independence. Molly Pitcher is a name we see given to a rest stop on the New Jersey Turnpike. But who was Molly Pitcher? Was she one person or a composite of two or even three women who performed similar acts of courage?

Whether one, two or three, “Molly” was not the only example of women who served the cause of independence between 1775 and 1783.

Have you ever heard of Anna Maria Lane? Or Sally St. Claire? How about Elizabeth Zane or Deborah Sampson?

Women in the American Revolution: Putting the ‘Her’ in Heroics will introduce you to some of the women who risked their lives, their fortunes and their sacred honor to lift the yoke of British control of the 13 Colonies. Women who are missing from our history books, their stories as soldiers and spies left untold.

There are many tales of courage to be revealed in this power-point illustrated talk about these largely unsung heroines of the American Revolution.

Presenter: Eric Chandler

Eric is a resident of Norwalk, CT and retired after 30+ years as a land title insurance underwriter of residential and commercial properties. He has been involved in American Revolutionary War Living History since 1974 and has portrayed infantry, light infantry, whale-boat raider and  mounted and dismounted dragoons. His artistic endeavors included writing and recording a non-selling comedy CD, and decades as a musician playing saxes in area Rock & Roll and Blues bands. To his credit, or shame, he had his likeness used in an issue of MAD Magazine. He is a member of the Norwalk Historical Society Board of Directors and is serving his fourth term on the City of Norwalk Historical Commission. Eric is enjoying retirement with his wife Catherine, taking classes, giving lectures on historical topics and continuing to live history.

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