It has been a long time coming! October 2022 saw our return to in-person meetings at the Stone and Key Cellars in Montgomeryville with the the pleasure of camaraderie, the enjoyment of food and drink and the excitement of the book raffle and that we sorely missed during the
While our attendance is down from pre-pandemic levels, we wish to thank those who have continued to support ARRTOP and encourage our other members to come back and enjoy high quality in-person presentations. Our upcoming 2023 presentations include such diverse topics as Feeding Washington Army in Valley Forge, Smallpox Disease in the Revolution, the Great NY Fire, and Women and the Patriarchal State in the Revolution.
Holly Mayer’s “Congress’s Own: A Canadian Regiment, the Continental Army, and American Union” received our 2021 Book of the Year award. She was our April 2021 presenter. Honorable Mention went to Julie Flavell for her book, “The Howe Dynasty: The Untold Story of a Military Family and the Women Behind Britain’s Wars for America “. Thanks to Tom McAndrews and Kathleen Flanagan for their work on our book committee.
I also want to mention our Facebook page “American Revolution Round Table of Philadelphia” and our website ARRTOP.org. We are proud to announce that we have 5,700 people following us on our Facebook page. Jim Christ, our Vice President, posts to this page EVERY DAY, and includes our upcoming lectures (information that you can share with your friends, while encouraging them to join ARRTOP).
Our 2023 dues of $30/year remain a true bargain in these inflationary times. You can pay by check to our Treasurer Bill Quain or use PAYPAL on our ARRTOP.org website to pay from Credit and Debit cards or PayPal accounts.
See you all soon!
Mike Haag, President
American Revolution Round Table of Philadelphia