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- 09/29/2018 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
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Participants will discuss what Patriots experienced during the American Revolution, though an examination of their letters and diaries. Each student will have the opportunity to share their thoughts and create a letter detailing their experiences as a soldier, an officer, a general, or a supporter on the home front.
Please Register by this link September 15th, 2018 for this event. The event space is limited to the first 75 register participants. If we reach our number of 75 participants, you will be put on a waiting a list and we will contact you if there are opening spaces available. In case of inclement weather, the event will be held in the Meeting Room above the Visitor Center 1400 North Outer Line Drive, King of Prussia, PA 19406. Call 610-783-1099 to check on the status of the program.
These resources will allow Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library in partnership with the National Park Service at Valley Forge National Historical Park to launch a program series on the Founding Era. This includes an event for teens, with Valley Forge National Historical, Park on September 29th, 2018 from 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM. The event located within the park at the Conway’s Brigade Huts (located between Gulph Road and PA Route 23/Valley Forge Road. Park at the Varnum's Quarters Lot or the Varnum's Picnic Area Lot- and then walk down the historic trace road (see map) to Conway's Brigade.
We are pleased to announce that Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library has been awarded a Revisiting the Founding Era Grant to implement public programming and community conversations that explore America’s founding and its enduring themes. As part of the grant, Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library will receive 10 copies of a reader containing scholarly essays on selected historical documents from the lauded Gilder Lehrman Collection, $1,000 to help implement programs, and additional digital resources, training, and support from the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and the American Library Association.
Revisiting the Founding Era is a three-year national initiative of The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, presented in partnership with the American Library Association and the National Constitution Center, with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The grant provides 100 public libraries across the country the opportunity to use historical documents to spark public conversations about the Founding Era’s enduring ideas and themes and how they continue to influence our lives today.
For more information about Revisiting the Founding Era and participating libraries, visit www.foundingera.org.