Revolutionary Delaware
Thursday, September 07, 2017  6:00 PM
The Arsenal - New Castle


Revolutionary Delaware by Kim Rogers BurdickIn 1776, Delaware declared independence from both England and Pennsylvania. Originally known as the Three Lower Counties of Pennsylvania, the First State was instrumental in the fight to form a new republic. The Marquis de Lafayette, Nathanael Greene and George Washington all made trips to the state. Caesar Rodney’s ride and the Battle of Cooch’s Bridge are legendary, but the state has many unsung heroes. Citizens from every village, town, crossroads and marsh risked their lives to support their beliefs. Author Kim Burdick offers the carefully documented story of ordinary people coping with extraordinary circumstances. In partnership with the New Castle Historical Society, Kim Burdick will lecture on and sign copies of her book, Revolutionary Delaware: Independence in the First State. Beverages and light refreshments provided.

Kim Burdick is the founder and chairman of the American Revolution Round Table of Northern Delaware. From 2003 to 2009, she served as project director of the 225th anniversary of the Yorktown Campaign (W3R), including the coordination of celebrations and lobbying efforts in nine states, Washington, D.C. and France. In recognition of these efforts to celebrate French assistance in the American Revolution, Kim was awarded Les Palmes Académiques at Yorktown Days 2009 by Ambassador Pierre Vimont and Consul General Michel Schaffhauser. In 2008, she moved with her family to the Hale-Byrnes House in Stanton, Delaware—once the home of Delaware Quaker Daniel Byrnes. Kim has served both as chairman of the Delaware Humanities Council and as a member of the board of advisors of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

Reservatons requested: (302) 655-7161
FREE for Delaware Historical Society and New Castle Historical Society members; $2.00 non-members
Light snacks and beverages provided.



The Arsenal
30 Market Street
New Castle


Located in Old New Castle, Delaware, The Arsenal was a munitions storage facility built in 1809. It houses the New Castle Historical Society.

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