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Friday, September 10, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The British are coming! Again!
On September 10th, 1777, 15,000 British soldiers and camp followers arrived at the village of Kennett Square to prepare for what would come to be known as the Battle of Brandywine—the largest single-day battle of the American Revolution.
Please join in the fun on September 10th, 2021, as we commemorate Kennett Occupation Day! The British will take over State Street from 5pm to 6:30pm. Marauding Redcoats and a fife and drum team will set the stage for the evening. Actors portraying a Hessian general, a camp follower, and local Kennett residents will relate their experiences of that unsettling day.
All are welcome to take part in this live, interactive event—march with the fife and drum team, commiserate with local townsfolk, and listen as members of the Crown Forces prepare for battle against General Washington and the Continental Army.
Come out and take a stand!
5-6:30 Reenactors march through Kennett
6:30-8 Guest speaker author Bruce E. Mowday Lafayette at the Brandywine
Bruce E. Mowday is an award-winning author and newspaper reporter. He has authored 21 books on history, sports, business and true crime. Mowday has appeared on Counter Culture, a PBS Emmy-winning show, the Discovery ID channel, ReelZ network, C-SPAN, the Pennsylvania Cable Network, Hollywood and Beyond, Whatcha Got, Journey into the Civil War, Chronicles of the American Civil War and television shows. Mowday has hosted his own radio shows, has been editor of magazines and was chairman of the Chester County Historical Society and president of the Brandywine Battlefield Park Associates. He is a former board member of the Valley Forge Park Alliance and the Chester County Conference and Visitors Bureau. For more information on Mowday, see www.mowday.com.