Wednesday, November 9, 2022

The Road to Valley Forge

We are excited to share that Historical Reenactor, lecturer and tour guide, Michael Jesberger will be presenting an educational program about the common soldiers who fought in the American Revolution and the various incidents that took place in Montgomery County and the surrounding Philadelphia region for the upcoming November lecture.

We may remember the 1776 crossing of the Delaware and the Valley Forge encampment as events that tested the mettle of the patriot forces, but the continental soldiers triumphed over scores of other hardships at places lesser known. In the fall of 1777, the Continental Army fought two key battles and marched hundreds of miles through all types of terrain and in all sorts of weather. Often deprived of food, sleep, and comfort, the soldiers deserve recognition for what they endured during this campaign for the cause of liberty. Join Mr. Jesberger for this lecture that includes images of Philadelphia and Montgomery County area historic sites, maps, and eyewitness accounts of the participants bringing these seldom-celebrated events to life. 

Mr. Jesberger is an independent military historian who specializes in the American Revolution and Civil War time periods. He is renowned for his depth and breadth of knowledge , as well as his engaging and passionate presentation style, whether providing formal lectures, living history presentations or tours of historic sites in the Tri-state area. A member of numerous history based organizations and active in the reenactment community, he participates in numerous battle reenactments, living history programs and ceremonies to honor our first and current veterans. A lifelong resident of the Philadelphia region, Mr. Jesberger is a native of Northeast Philadelphia and has relocated to Bucks and Montgomery County, PA and currently resides in Lansdale, PA.

Mr. Jesberger is an independent military historian who specializes in the American Revolution and Civil War time periods. He is renowned for his depth and breadth of knowledge , as well as his engaging and passionate presentation style, whether providing formal lectures, living history presentations or tours of historic sites in the Tri-state area.

A member of numerous history based organizations and active in the reenactment community, he participates in numerous battle reenactments, living history programs and ceremonies to honor our first and current veterans.  A lifelong resident of the Philadelphia region, Mr. Jesberger is a native of Northeast Philadelphia and has relocated to Bucks and Montgomery County, PA and currently resides in Lansdale, PA.

Lectures are FREE and open to the public.

Masks are recommended but not required to attend the lecture.

Lectures start at 7:30PM

Abington Friends Meeting, The John Barnes Room

520 Meetinghouse Road, Jenkintown

If you are not on our email reminder list and would like to be, please send your email address to OldYorkRoadHistory@gmail.com. Information for lectures and other events hosted by the Society, can also be found on our Facebook and Instagram pages.

The lecture series is sponsored by a grant from the Jenkinstown Lyceum. For more information please call the Old York Road Historical Society at 215-886-8590.