POSTPONED: Women in the American Revolution with Eric Chandler

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Danbury Library
Farioly Program Room

Event Details

Due to the snow, this program has been postponed - we are working on a new date. We will contact those who are registered with the new date and post the new date as soon as we have one confirmed date. Join us for this fascinating and educational program with Eric Chandler offered in partnership with the Danbury Museum and FRIENDS of the Danbury Library. "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? "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 PowerPoint illustrated talk about these largely unsung heroines of the American Revolution." Eric Chandler has been involved in American Revolutionary War Living History since 1974. He has portrayed infantry, light infantry, whale-boat raider and both mounted and dismounted dragoons. Eric is a resident of Norwalk, CT and retired after 30+ years as a land title insurance underwriter of both residential and commercial properties. His artistic endeavors have included cartooning, working in local theater – both tech and acting – and decades as a musician playing saxophones in area Rock & Roll and Blues bands. To his credit, or shame, he has had his likeness used in an issue of MAD Magazine. Eric is enjoying retirement with his wife Catherine, taking classes and giving lectures on historical topics. Special thanks to the Danbury Museum and the FRIENDS of the Danbury Library for funding this program. For questions contact Librarian Elizabeth Connell at 203.797.4505.
Event Type(s): Adults
Age Group(s): Adult

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