Among His Troops: George Washington’s War Tent and the Mystic Chords of Memory with Dr. R. Scott Stephenson

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Among His Troops: George Washington’s War Tent and the Mystic Chords of Memory with Dr. R. Scott Stephenson is President & CEO of the Museum of the American Revolution.

In this richly illustrated lecture, Scott Stephenson will explore the history and significance of General George Washington’s mobile field headquarters, a linen sleeping and office tent that sheltered our first Commander-in-Chief during the Revolutionary War. The original tent, now housed and displayed in Philadelphia’s Museum of the American Revolution, had a rich and dramatic life following the death of George and Martha Washington, with a remarkable cast of characters from Lafayette to Robert E. Lee to an Episcopal priest with a crazy idea. You’ll love it.

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania native Dr. R. Scott Stephenson’s broad public history experience spans nearly three decades and has been marked by public and professional acclaim for his creative and innovative approaches to engaging audiences. He has developed and collaborated on exhibits, films, and interpretive programs for numerous historical sites and organizations including Colonial Williamsburg, the Smithsonian, the Canadian War Museum, the National Park Service, George Washington’s Mount Vernon, the Heinz History Center, and the Museum of the Cherokee Indian. From 2007-2018, Stephenson led the development of the Museum of the American Revolution’s award-winning exhibitions, multimedia experiences and educational programming, as well as overseeing the care and expansion of its rich collection of art and artifacts. He has served as President and CEO of the Museum of the American Revolution since 2018.

The Nantucket Historical Association preserves and interprets the history of Nantucket through its programs, collections, and properties, in order to promote the island’s significance and foster an appreciation of it among all audiences.

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