Women in the American Revolution: Putting the ‘Her’ in Heroics

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Women in the American Revolution: Putting the ‘Her’ in Heroics

November 19, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Women in the American Revolution: Putting the ‘Her’ in Heroics
Sunday, Nov. 19
3:00 – 4:15 pm
Main Library Auditorium

George Washington, Paul Revere, the Marquis de Lafayette are all names we were taught in school as having been heroes of the American War for Independence. Molly Pitcher is a name we see given to a rest stop on the New Jersey Turnpike. But who was Molly Pitcher? Was she one person or a composite of two or even three women who performed similar acts of courage?

Whether one, two or three, “Molly” was not the only example of women who served the cause of independence between 1775 and 1783.

Have you ever heard of Anna Maria Lane? Or Sally St. Claire? How about Elizabeth Zane? I didn’t think so.

Women in the American Revolution: Putting the ‘Her’ in Heroics will introduce you to some of the women who risked their lives, their fortunes and their sacred honor to lift the yoke of British control of the 13 Colonies. Women who are missing from our history books, their stories as soldiers and spies left untold.

There are many tales of courage to be revealed in this power-point illustrated talk about these largely unsung heroines of the American Revolution.

Presentation length: Approx. 45 minutes plus time for questions and discussion.

Presenter: Eric Chandler

Eric is a resident of Norwalk, CT and retired after 30+ years as a land title insurance underwriter of both residential and commercial properties. Eric has been involved in American Revolutionary War Living History since 1974. He has portrayed infantry, light infantry, whale-boat raider and both mounted and dismounted dragoons. His artistic endeavors have included cartooning, working in local theaterand decades as a musician playing saxophones in area Rock & Roll and Blues bands. To his credit, or shame, he has had his likeness used in an issue of MAD Magazine. Eric is enjoying retirement with his wife Catherine, taking classes and giving lectures on historical topics.


November 19, 2017
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm


Norwalk Public Library
1 Belden Avenue
Norwalk, CT United States
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