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Defending the Delaware: A Special Two-Part Event

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Explore the fascinating history of how the Delaware was fortified during the Revolution and help to build a replica of one of the defenses.

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Robert Smith was the leading architect in 18th-century Philadelphia. On the eve of the American Revolution, he built Carpenters’ Hall and then applied his skills to defending the city, designing fortifications called chevaux de frise that were submerged in the Delaware River to thwart British attack.

The Carpenters’ Company, Fort Mifflin on the Delaware and the Independence Seaport Museum are partnering on a special two-part event to explore this fascinating history. First, join us virtually on July 28 to learn more about Smith and how chevaux de frise were used to fortify the Delaware during the Revolution. Then, on August 21 and 22, visit Fort Mifflin in person to work with volunteers from the 4th Connecticut Regiment, who are constructing a replica cheval de frise.

Panelists for July 28:

  • Moderator: James Bilella, Vice President, General Manager of Facilities & Building Systems, Urban Engineers
  • Alexander Arnold, Military Programs Interpreter, Colonial Williamsburg
  • Craig Bruns, Chief Curator, Independence Seaport Museum
  • Alex Palma, Assistant Director, Carpenters' Hall

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