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Renard Lecture: We Are in the Very Midst of a Revolution!Monday, February 5 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

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Monday, February 5 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

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Date:
Monday, February 5
Time:
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Cost:
$5

Renard Lecture: We Are in the Very Midst of a Revolution!

In the early 1770’s, the British repeatedly accused the American colonists of seeking independence, while the Americans repeatedly denied the accusation.   Even after the American uprising began at Lexington and Concord on April 19, 1775, the colonists continued to profess their loyalty to the Crown and to disavow any interest in independence. They stated that the only goal of their uprising was to resist Parliamentary rule. This presentation will examine the ways in which colonial reluctance to separate from Great Britain was converted into firm determination to achieve complete independence.

Richard Borkow is the village historian of Dobbs Ferry and a trustee of the Dobbs Ferry Historical Society. He is the author of the 2011 book, George Washington’s Westchester Gamble, published by The History Press, and of “Westchester County New York’s Role in the Revolutionary War,” which appeared as a feature article in Westchester Magazine in July, 2013. He has been an attending physician at Blythedale Children’s Hospital in Valhalla since 1981.

Please note: Doors Open at 9:30 am