Lecture – Eighteenth Century France and the American Experience

Washington Crossing Historic Park 1112 River Road, Washington Crossing, PA, United States

This is a hybrid event.  Visitors may attend in-person in the Visitor Center Auditorium or virtually on Zoom.  Registration is required.  Log-in information provided at registration. In recognition of the Marquis de Lafayette’s 1824 tour of America James Taub, Associate Curator at the Museum of the American Revolution, will examine how French service in the colonies  influenced the future of the empire. We often talk of the French Military during the American Revolutionary War through the lens of Rochambeau and his troops. However, the service of his ‘Expédition particulière’ was a drop in the bucket of the experience of French arms Read More

Lecture – Brady Crytzer – “The Whiskey Rebellion: A Distilled History of an American Crisis”

Virtual PA, United States

This is a hybrid event.  Visitors may attend in-person in the Visitor Center Auditorium or virtually on Zoom. Registration required.  Log-in information provided at registration. Join historian Brady Crytzer as he discusses his book The Whiskey Rebellion:  A Distilled History of an American Crisis. In March 1791 Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton shocked the western frontier when he proposed a tax on whiskey to balance America’s national debt. The law, known  as the “Whiskey Act,” disproportionately penalized farmers in the backcountry, while offering favorable tax incentives designed to protect larger distillers. Settlers in Western Pennsylvania bristled at its passage and demanded that Read More