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Women in the American Revolution – Virtual Lecture
July 2, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
A virtual lecture hosted by the Norwalk Historical Society with guest presenter, Eric Chandler. Thursday, July 2, 2020 at 5:30pm.
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“Women in the American Revolution: Putting the ‘Her’ in Heroics” will introduce some of the women who risked their lives, their fortunes and their sacred honor to lift the yoke of British control of the 13 Colonies. Molly Pitcher is a name we see given to a rest stop on the New Jersey Turnpike. But who was Molly Pitcher? Was she one person or a composite of two or even three women who performed similar acts of courage? Whether one, two or three, “Molly” was not the only example of women who served the cause of independence between 1775 and 1783. There are many tales of courage to be revealed in this 30-minute illustrated talk, about these largely unsung heroines of the American Revolution.
This is a free event however donations are welcome. Click here to donate to the Norwalk Historical Society a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
About Eric Chandler: Eric Chandler is retired from a 30+ year career as an underwriter for a leading land title insurance company. He has been involved in American Revolutionary War Living History since 1974. He has portrayed infantry, light infantry, whale-boat raider, and mounted and dismounted dragoons. He is currently serving his third term as a member of the Norwalk Historical Commission and sits on the Norwalk Historical Society Board of Directors. His artistic endeavors included writing and recording a comedy CD, and decades as a musician playing Saxes in area Rock & Roll and Blues bands. To his credit, or shame, he had his likeness used in an issue of MAD Magazine. Eric is enjoying retirement with his wife Catherine, taking classes, giving lectures on historical topics and continuing to live history.