Free program will focus on Marshallton’s role in Battle of Brandywine
On the eve of the anniversary of the Battle of the Brandywine – Sept. 11, 1777 – the Chester County Historical Society is inviting people to Marshallton to learn about the role that village played in the process.
A free “History on Tap” event will be held Sept. 10 at 6 p.m. at the Marshalton Inn, 1300 West Strasburg Rd., West Chester.
Tom McGuire, a historian and author of numerous books on the American Revolution, will discuss pertinent landmarks and their significance. For example. just down the street from the Marshalton Inn is Centre House, also known as Martin’s Tavern, and guests will learn about the part the tavern played in the battle.
After the presentation, participants can walk down to Martin’s Tavern for a guided tour and return to the Four Dog Tavern adjacent to the Marshalton Inn for dinner. The program will also include a brief overview of the Friends of Martin’s Tavern group by its vice-president, Linda Kaat, an area preservationist.
“History on Tap” offers discussion, Q & A, good conversation, great beer and excellent food in the casual atmosphere of favorite bar or restaurant, according to organizers. The program is sponsored by Susquehanna Bank, WCHE 1520AM, and in partnership with the 1893s (Chester County Historical Society Young Friends Association) and the Friends of Martin’s Tavern.