Central Pennsylvania Starts an American Revolution Roundtable

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Glad to see this happen.  The Carlisle Sentinel has the story:

BOALSBURG — The American Revolution Round Table- Central PA, is a new group of history enthusiasts dedicated to the studies of the American Revolution. The group will hold its inaugural meeting from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., April 25, at the Pennsylvania Military Museum in Boalsburg.

Open to all, the Central PA ARRT, which is composed of a group of eclectic, yet historically-minded individuals, provides a forum for the exploration, discussion and sharing of knowledge about this interesting and critical period of history. All are welcome to participate in this enlightening and enjoyable pursuit, regardless of knowledge level.

Started by Mark DeVecchis, said he has attended many history conferences over the years and hopes the group will bring history to the area.

“I have a passion for learning about history,” DeVecchis said. “This is a way to bring it here to Central PA for everyone to hear.”

He pointed out that locally learning about the Revolutionary War time period is not as popular as Civil War history, but he hopes this group brings attention to the important era in American history.

To start, the group will meet quarterly with special guest speakers who mostly have written books on some aspect of Pre-Revolution through the Revolution (1763 to 1789) time period. The first speaker is Dr. Dean Snow, author and archaeologist from Penn State who wrote “1777, Tipping Point at Saratoga,”on how veterans of the battles wrote about their experiences, how historians have written about the battles and how he as an archaeologist wrote about the subject.

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