Re-enacting a Revolutionary Battle in the Context of 21st Century Gun Violence

10/19/2018 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Historic Germantown
Address: 5501 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19144

Join Revolutionary Partners Cliveden and PhilaLandmarks as we continue discussing gun control and violence and the impact it has on our nation’s history and personal lives on Friday, October 19th at Historic Germantown (5501 Germantown Avenue). The conversation will feature a presentation by Dr. Aaron Sullivan, who will discuss the Revolutionary War and its consequences, followed by a community discussion aided by local facilitator Patricia Scott Hobbes.

Tickets are available through Eventbrite (link is listed above) and are pay-what-you-wish. Suggested donation is $8. We hope you will join us as we continue our thought-provoking conversation series.

Dr. Aaron Sullivan


Dr. Aaron Sullivan holds a Doctorate from Temple University and a Bachelor’s Degree from Letourneau University. He has served as a history instructor at Temple and Holy Family University in Philadelphia and Rider University in New Jersey. His forthcoming book, The Disaffected: Britain’s Occupation of Philadelphia During the American Revolution, recounts the experiences of Americans caught between the lines during the Revolutionary war and will be available in May of 2019. Dr. Sullivan lives in Abington Township where he divides his time between writing about the past and trying to prepare his two children for the future. 

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