Paoli Battlefield Preservation Fund
Paoli Battlefield Board Member(s)
Company: Paoli Battlefield Preservation Fund
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Location: Malvern Borough Building, 1 East First Street, Malvern, PA, 19355
Project Details

About Paoli Battlefield Preservation Fund


Location:

PO BOX 173, MALVERN, PA 19355, US


Mission Statement

The PBPF is tasked with maintaining and promoting the site of the Paoli Massacre, 9th bloodiest battle of the American Revolution. On September 20, 1777, just before midnight, British troops attacked Mad Anthony Wayne's troops, tasked with defending the capitol of Philadelphia. With bayonets and broadswords (any British soldier who used his musket would be executed), English General Grey led an attack that killed 53 people, who are still buried at the site in Malvern, PA. "Remember Paoli!" became the first battle cry of the Revolution. Due to its significance to the Philadelphia Campaign, its pristine maintenance, and the characters involved, we are currently pursuing National Historic Landmark status.


Description

For the last three years, on or near the anniversary of the battle, we have held our Heritage Day ceremonies. In addition to hosting reeenactors representing 200 years of American military history, we also host crafters, vendors, and fun for the whole family. Besides Heritage Day, we hold lecture series dinners, conduct Paranormal Tours, Walking Tours, and engage in local outreach and promote the history of the American Revolution's Philadelphia Campaign. We help Preserve, Protect, and Educate the public on this battlefield

General requirements

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • We meet once a month on the 2nd Wednesday at 7pm on Zoom. We also need help at our various table events throughout the year.
  • Category
    Board Development
    Community
    Veterans & Military Families
    Skills Area
    Event Design & Planning
    Administrative Support
    History
    Management