The North Jersey American Revolution Roundtable and the National Park Service have teamed up to bring you this exciting and informative lecture series. Join us as we explore a number of interesting subjects from the American Revolution. All events will begin shortly after 7pm at the Washington's Headquarters museum located at 30 Washington Place, Morristown, NJ.
Guest Speaker: Damien Craigeau
Thursday, May 10th
Join the National Park Service and the North Jersey American Revolution Roundtable as we welcome teacher, re-enactor and historian Damien Craigeau to speak about various subjects of the American Revolution.
An American Crisis: George Washington and the Dangerous Two Years after Yorktown, 1781-1783
Speaker: Professor William Fowler
Thursday, June 14th
Most people believe the American Revolution ended in October, 1781, after the battle of Yorktown; in fact the war continued for two more traumatic years. During that time, the Revolution came closer to being lost than at any time in the previous half dozen. The British still held New York, Savannah, Wilmington, and Charleston; the Royal Navy controlled the seas; the states--despite having signed the Articles of Confederation earlier that year--retained their individual sovereignty and, largely bankrupt themselves, refused to send any money in the new nation's interest; members of Congress were in constant disagreement; and the Continental army was on the verge of mutiny. William Fowler's An American Crisis chronicles these tumultuous and dramatic two years, from Yorktown until the British left New York in November 1783. At their heart was the remarkable speech Gen. George Washington gave to his troops encamped north of New York in Newburgh, quelling a brewing rebellion that could have overturned the nascent government.