Brandywine: Where History, Art, and Landscape Meet with Virginia Logan and Jim LighthizerSeptember 15, 2020
Commemorate the Sept. 11, 1777 Battle of Brandywine and explore how the history and landscape of the rolling hills surrounding Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania have inspired generations of artists and preservationists. What remains of the 18th-century battlefield? Why is it important to preserve? What are the challenges?
Museum President & CEO Dr. R. Scott Stephenson hosts the latest episode of AmRev360, "Brandywine: Where History, Art, and Landscape Meet with Virginia Logan and Jim Lighthizer," featuring a conversation with Virginia A. Logan, The Frolic Weymouth Executive Director and CEO of Brandywine Conservancy and Museum of Art in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, and Jim Lighthizer, President and founder of the American Battlefield Trust, headquartered in Washington, D.C.
Images in this episode are courtesy of the Brandywine Conservancy and Museum of Art and The Hill School. Take a closer look at the plan of the Battle of Brandywine map in the Museum's collection.
AmRev360, hosted by Museum President & CEO Dr. R. Scott Stephenson, features lively conversations on the American Revolution from all angles. Previous episodes include "When Women Lost the Vote" with Dr. Rosemarie Zagarri and Dr. Marcela Micucci, "Mascots, Monuments, and Memory" with Ray Halbritter, "History Has Its Eyes on Us" with Dr. Joanne B. Freeman and Paul Oakley Stovall, "The Boston Massacre 250th and Digital History" with Dr. Serena Zabin, and "Conservation and Symbols of Revolutionary Flags" with textile conservator Virginia Whelan.
Since 2012 Virginia Logan has been executive director of the Brandywine Conservancy & Museum of Art, the parent organization of the Brandywine River Museum of Art. An attorney, she has held leadership roles in the corporate sector with Sunoco, Inc., a Fortune 100 company, including communications, corporate philanthropy, government affairs, and community relations. In the not-for-profit arena, Logan is a member of the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance board of trustees and was chairman of the board of the Philadelphia Boys Choir & Chorale. She holds a BA with honors in English from Lafayette College, and a J.D. from Villanova University School of Law.
O. James Lighthizer has been president of the American Battlefield Trust since 1999. Under his leadership, the organization has preserved more than 45,000 acres of battlefield land, for a total of more than 52,000 acres. Before joining the Trust, he was a partner with the Miles and Stockbridge law firm, Secretary of the Maryland Department of Transportation, Anne Arundel County Executive, and a Maryland legislator.