America’s Founding Scoundrel-General James Wilkinson Lecture

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America’s Founding Scoundrel!

General James Wilkinson

Lecturer: Eric Chandler

Sunday, June 26, 2016

2 – 3:30pm

Admission: $5 payable at the door (cash or credit card only)

~~Light refreshments at intermission~~

Reservations recommended – RSVP: info@norwalkhistoricalsociety.org

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Our teachers taught us about the Founding Fathers

Now come hear the story of one of America’s Founding Scoundrels!

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James Wilkinson, one of the most pivotal figures of the Revolutionary Generation, remains virtually unknown to the vast majority of Americans.  Charming and intelligent, he would be a pioneer, a trader and persuader; a confidant of generals and presidents. His military career began with the 1775 invasion expeditions against Canada during the American Revolution and died in the fiascos on the Canadian front during the War of 1812.  His ambitions would make him twice General-in-Chief of the U.S. Army, Military and Civil Governor of the Louisiana Territory, author of the Spanish Conspiracy and a major player in the Burr Conspiracy.  His greed would make him a betrayer and a spy for the Spanish Empire.

About Eric Chandler

Eric Chandler has been involved in American Revolutionary War Living History since 1974. He has been a member of Sheldon’s Horse since 1996 and serves as the regimental adjutant. Mr. Chandler has portrayed infantry, light infantry, whale-boat raider and both mounted and dismounted dragoons. He is a resident of Norwalk, CT, a Norwalk Historical Commissioner and a retired land title insurance underwriter. Mr. Chandler’s artistic endeavors have included cartooning, working in local theater and decades as a musician playing saxophones in area Rock & Roll and Blues bands.

Location:

Limited parking available on site.  Additional parking located across the street at 1 Park Street.