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Camp Meetings & Chautauquas – America’s 19th Century Back to Nature Movement

Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens 631 Berwyn-Baptist Road, Devon, PA

7 PM  Reception, 7:30 PM Lecture People may know the well-known camp meetings and Chautauquas - Oak Bluff, MA, Ocean Grove, NJ and Chautauqua NY. But did you know there are several in Southeast Pa? And that most share a communal plan around a central green and meeting hall, surrounded by cabins that were often …


Duportail: A Founder Forgotten

Duportail House 297 Adams Drive, Chesterbrook, Pennsylvania

7 PM  Reception, 7:30 PM Lecture Join us for a presentation on Brigadier-General Duportail at his headquarters during the Valley Forge encampment of 1777-78, the historic “Duportail House” (c.1740) in Chesterbrook.Within a year of his joining the Continental Army in November 1777, General Louis Le Begue Duportail, a French military engineer, had become a trusted …