A walking tour of the PAOLI BATTLEFIELD with lecture on the events of the “Paoli Massacre” with Jim Christ
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3rd, 1:00 – 3:00 PM
We will met at the Malvern Arts building by the First Baptist Church of Malvern. We will walk through the battlefield and back. Make sure you wear appropriate footwear and feel free to bring a chair if you want.
You MUST wear a mask and social distance. We will be doing a portable PA system that is with the guide so you can hear the program as you walk along this pristine battlefield.
$10 per person; REGISTRATION REQUIRED:
Remember Paoli is a presentation of the events of the Paoli Massacre, a battle of the Revolutionary War that occurred right here in Malvern.
We welcome the President of the Paoli Battlefield Preservation Fund, Jim Christ, to talk about this historic battle. “Remember Paoli”, was the nation’s first battle cry born of the battle fought in Malvern, PA on night of September 20th, 1777. Learn about how British General Charles “No Flint” Grey lead around 2,000 men at night into the Great Valley to surprise over 2000 of General Anthony Wayne’s men and Maryland Militia under General William Smallwood. The ninth bloodiest battle of the Revolutionary War left Philadelphia open to British occupation, and also left a lasting impact on the local community. In 1817 the second oldest Revolutionary War Memorial was dedicated and is still remembered today with the Malvern Memorial Parade. Jim will explore why this battle is called the “Paoli Massacre”, as well as common myths such as soldiers being asleep during the attack and General Anthony Wayne’s incompetence.
Speaker Jim Christ is President of the Paoli Battlefield Preservation Fund. He is an avid history buff and is also Vice President of the American Revolution Round Table of Philadelphia, the Vice President of the Brandywine Valley Civil War Round Table, Board Member of the Christian Sanderson Museum in Chadds Ford, and is Treasurer of Historical Military Impressions, Inc, a non-profit military reenactment group that preforms in several states. Jim works as Director of Client Services for Integrated Software Solutions Inc., in Frazer PA., and has an Associate’s degree in Business Administration. Jim is married and lives on what was The Battle of The Clouds Battlefield, a Revolutionary War Battlefield in West Whiteland Township, Chester County, PA.