Considering Re-enactments: The Battle of Germantown in the Light of 21st Century Gun Violence
In an era of gun violence in the United States, Cliveden looks to initiate dialogue with local and re-enactment communities about the relevancy and impact of the site’s signature event, the Revolutionary Germantown Festival featuring re-enactments of the Battle of Germantown. Through discussions with local stakeholders, Cliveden hopes to learn from you:
- How can Cliveden tell the authentic story of the Battle of Germantown and the American Revolution that is relevant to you and not an over-simplified version front loading violence?
- How can Cliveden include different perspectives in the re-enactment?
Through these questions and others, Cliveden hopes to discover the impact the site’s current interpretation of Revolutionary era history has on the community, how it makes you feel, and if it resonates with you.
We hope you will join us and share your thoughts virtually on Zoom on Wednesday, October 21 at 7 pm.
RSVP to Leslie Russell Winder at [email protected]
This program is part of Considering Re-enactments: The Battle of Germantown in the Light of 21st Century Gun Violence supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage and by the Interpretation and Education Fund of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, an endowed fund made possible by a challenge grant form the National Endowment for the Humanities.