Dr. Robert F. Smith will present “Equipping the Southern Army: Manufacturing Military Stores for an Insatiable Patron.” He is Assistant Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences at Northampton Community College in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. His book, entitled Manufacturing Independence: Industrial Innovation in the American Revolution, will be available for purchase.
Guests will be the first to see the rare and recently conserved knit cap worn by Colonel Arthur Forbis at the Battle of Guilford Courthouse. Forbis, a local militiaman, was mortally wounded during the battle, and this stained cap was kept by his family for generations until it was given to the museum over 80 years ago. Dr. Paula Weller, Regent of the Colonel Arthur Forbis Chapter of the National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution, will be available to talk about Colonel Forbis, and Susan Joyce Webster, Curator of Costumes and Textiles, will be available to talk about the conservation of this important textile.
Reservations are required due to limited seating. Please call 336.288.1776 to reserve your seat. This event is presented in partnership with Guilford Courthouse National Military Park.