Considering Re-enactments: The Battle of Germantown in the Light of 21st–Century Gun Violence


Cliveden is known as the site of the 1777 Revolutionary War Battle of Germantown and the annual Revolutionary Germantown Festival held on the grounds every first weekend in October, featuring two battle re-enactments. In response to the increase in gun violence across the country and in the local community, Cliveden looks to evaluate its interpretation around the American Revolution and the re-enactment as an interpretive tool with the help of the community. During 2020, a series of Cliveden Conversations will be held with scholars, community members, and re-enactors to address gun violence from historical and modern points of view. All conversations are free to the public and attendees can register through Eventbrite. See below for upcoming conversations:

The American Revolution & The Right to Bear Arms | Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 7 PM

 

Dr. Jessica Roney, Professor of History at Temple University will discuss the Second Amendment and its roots during the American Revolution followed by a facilitated discussion.

 

 

 

Gun Laws from the Revolution to Today: POSTPONED-A new date will be announced at a later time.

 

Jacob Charles, Executive Director of the Center for Firearms Law at Duke University will discuss changes in gun legislation since America’s founding followed by a facilitated discussion.

 

 

 

 


 

Considering Re-enactments: The Battle of Germantown in the Light of 21st–Century Gun Violence has been supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.