Save the date for our SECOND annual Symposium on September 26, 2020!  Emerging Revolutionary War is excited to continue our partnership with Gadsby’s Tavern Museum and The Lyceum of Alexandria, VA to bring to you a day-long Symposium focusing on the American Revolution.


Alexandria is George Washington’s hometown and we feel is a great place for us to start this new endeavor. Historic “Old Town” Alexandria is home to dozens of museums and historic sites as well as great pubs, restaurants and shops. Gadsby’s Tavern Museum is the premier 18th century tavern museum in the country and is host to the famous annual George Washington Birthnight Ball.  The Lyceum: Alexandria’s History Museum will be our host location. Today The Lyceum serves as the City’s history museum and is a center of learning through lectures, demonstrations and exhibits.


The theme for 2020 is “Hindsight is 2020: Revisiting Misconceptions of the American Revolution.” Our speakers and topics include:

Mark Maloy: “Drunk Hessians and Other Myths of the Ten Crucial Days”

Travis Shaw: “‘Disaffected and Dangerous Persons’: Loyalist Resistance in the Mid-Atlantic”

John Rees: “‘They Were Good Soldiers’: African Americans in the Continental Army”

Vanessa Smiley: “American Revolutionary War From the Bottom Up; Southern Theater Misconceptions”

Michael Harris: “General John Sullivan and the Battle of Brandywine”

Registration information will be posted this summer, stay tuned for detailed posts about our speakers and topics.