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A Colonial Christmas: Winters with Washington’s Army (Virtual Program)

Saturday, December 12. 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Presented by Michael Jesberger.

Register online. (Registration opens November.) Participants will receive a link to Zoom once registration is confirmed.

This lecture discusses the various military movements of the Continental Army led by George Washington in Pennsylvania during the winters of the American Revolution. Mr. Jesberger will also discuss how Christmas was celebrated in the colonial period and the many differences in relation to how the holiday is celebrated today.

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 with his wife, Amy, Son, Erik and two daughters, Erin and Emma.

This is a Friends Adult Program, but children in grade 6 and higher would enjoy it.