Cost of Revolution: Rediscovering an Irish Veteran at Germantown Talk

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Special Presentation by Matthew Skic, Associate Curator, Museum of the American Revolution on Cost of Revolution exhibit.

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Join us for tea and a talk about the fascinating detective work behind the Museum of the American Revolution’s first international loan exhibition, Cost of Revolution: The Life and Death of an Irish Soldier, now on view through March 17, 2020. You’ll learn about the life and death of Richard St. George, an artistic Irish officer in the British Army who survived a devastating head wound at the Battle of Germantown in 1777. Rediscovering St. George’s journey in America and Ireland solved a 60-year-old mystery about a painting of the Battle of Germantown in the Museum’s collection and inspired the Museum’s latest look at the dynamic, unexpected stories of the people and events of the American Revolution. All attendees will have a chance to enter a raffle to receive a complimentary copy of the exhibition catalog, when it is published by the Museum in late November 2019.

Matthew Skic is Associate Curator at the Museum of the American Revolution and a graduate of the Winterthur Program in American Material Culture at University of Delaware. He joined the Museum staff in 2016 and is the lead curator of Cost of Revolution: The Life and Death of an Irish Soldier.

This program is presented with Cost of Revolution: The Life and Death of an Irish Soldier, Special Exhibition at Museum of the American Revolution, September 28, 2019 – March 17, 2020

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