J. L. BELL is a Massachusetts writer who specializes in (among other things) the start of the American Revolution in and around Boston. He is particularly interested in the experiences of children in 1765-75. He has published scholarly papers and popular articles for both children and adults. He was consultant for an episode of History Detectives, and contributed to a display at Minute Man National Historic Park.

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Friday, March 23, 2007

Valley Forge Symposium, 31 March 2007

The Second Pennsylvania Regiment, Valley Forge National Historical Park, and the Friends of Valley Forge will present a special full-day program on the Revolutionary War soldier outside Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, on Saturday, 31 March 2007.

Lock, Stock and Barrel: The World of the Revolutionary War Soldier will feature authorities on a variety of topics: the Philadelphia campaign, the French army, camp followers, military artifacts in the Colonial Williamsburg collection, archeology at Valley Forge, and more. The day will end with a presentation by acclaimed author Thomas Fleming in the auditorium of nearby Valley Forge National Historical Park.

The main program will take place at the Inn at Valley Forge (formerly the Valley Forge Hilton) on Rte. 202 in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, and include a buffet lunch. For a full schedule and a downloadable registration form, visit the Friends of Valley Forge website.

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