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Revolution Society and George Washington Council members are invited to join us for Read the Revolution Founding Footnotes, an online conversation series sponsored by The Haverford Trust Company. 

Join our Director of Collections and Exhibitions, Dr. Aimee E. Newell in a lively, interactive Zoom happy hour to pull back the covers on our newly acquired archive that documents the experiences of Black and Native American soldiers who served in the Revolutionary War. Four receipts in the Museum’s latest collection itemize blankets, which were given to soldiers by the selectmen of their respective Connecticut towns. Why were the selectmen of these Connecticut towns responsible for providing the army with such necessary items? What did the blankets look like? Who was making them? Routine receipts for expenses like these offer us the potential to stitch together new perspectives on these soldiers’ daily lives, the civilians who produced these blankets, and how this informs our understanding of Black service in the Revolutionary War.

To reserve your spot for this discussion on textile history and its influence on the lives of Revolutionary War soldiers and receive the Zoom link and a PDF copy of our featured Founding Footnote: “1777 Glastonbury, Connecticut Receipt,” please reply to Bridget Hovell at [email protected] or 267.579.3364. 

Read the Revolution is sponsored by The Haverford Trust Company.

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