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Event Launches 2020-21 Season of Read the Revolution Speaker Series Sponsored by The Haverford Trust Company

Kicking off a new season of the Museum of the American Revolution’s signature Read the Revolution Speaker Series, Lieutenant Colonel Seanegan P. Sculley will join the Museum virtually on Thursday, November 12, 2020 at 6 p.m. for a discussion based on his recent book Contest for Liberty. The event is part of the Museum’s Veterans Day Weekend Celebration, which includes free admission for veterans, those currently serving in the military, and Blue Star Families.

Based on his recent book Contest for Liberty: Military Leadership in the Continental Army, 1775-1783 (Westholme Publishing, 2019), Sculley will offer insights into the key challenges faced by General George Washington and will discuss how American colonial ideals shaped command, discipline, and honor in the U.S. Armed Forces. Following the special interactive presentation, Museum President and CEO Dr. R. Scott Stephenson will facilitate a live Q&A with the virtual audience. 

Tickets are free for Museum Members, military, veterans, and Blue Star families, courtesy of Comcast NBCUniversal; $5 for students, teachers, and museum professionals; and $7 general admission. Tickets are available for purchase here.

Contest for Liberty fills a notable gap by focusing on the patriots’ leadership at the lower levels. As a serving U.S. Army officer who entered the military as an enlisted man and now teaches history at West Point, Mr. Sculley is well qualified to offer insights based on his personal experience. While his book is short, it offers a stimulating and robustly argued perspective on its theme…”—Wall Street Journal

LTC Seanegan P. Sculley earned his Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and is currently an Associate Professor of History at the United States Military Academy. He has served in the United States Army as both an enlisted soldier and an officer since 1995. 

To best enjoy this special interactive presentation, we recommend that you log-in to Zoom and plan to use the free interactive lecture site on your smartphone, tablet, or the Internet browser on your computer, which allows audience participation through live polls and reactions. Instructions will be provided live by the author. You will not need to sign up or download a separate app, and participation is not required to enjoy this event. 

DISCLAIMER: This publication was privately produced and is not the product of an official of the United States Army acting in an official capacity. The contents of this publication, including words, images, and opinions, are unofficial and not to be considered as the official views of the United States Military Academy, United States Army, or Department of Defense. Neither this publication nor its content are endorsed by the United States Military Academy, United States Army, or Department of Defense.

Read the Revolution is sponsored by The Haverford Trust Company. 

About Read the Revolution
The Museum’s Read the Revolution Speaker Series brings celebrated authors and historians to the Museum for lively discussions of their work. The inaugural 2017-18 season of the series was completely sold out. The series is based on the Museum’s national Read the Revolution bi-monthly e-newsletter, which has nearly 50,000 subscribers and features excerpts from thought-provoking books to inspire learning about the American Revolution.

About Museum of the American Revolution
The Museum of the American Revolution uncovers and shares compelling stories about the diverse people and complex events that sparked America’s ongoing experiment in liberty, equality, and self-government. Through the Museum’s unmatched collection, immersive galleries, powerful theater experiences, and interactive elements, visitors gain a deeper appreciation for how this nation came to be and feel inspired to consider their role in ensuring that the promise of the American Revolution endures. Located just steps away from Independence Hall, the Museum serves as a portal to the region’s many Revolutionary sites, sparking interest, providing context, and encouraging exploration. The Museum, which opened on April 19, 2017, is a private, non-profit, and non-partisan organization. For more information, visit or call 877.740.1776.