October Newtown Square Historical Society Program

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Major General George Gordon Meade: “The Man, the Engineer, The Soldier”

Wednesday, October 17th at 7:00 p.m.


The Newtown Square Historical Society invites you to our first monthly program of the new season on Wednesday, October 17th at 7:00 p.m. at a NEW LOCATION, the Newtown Township Building, to hear Gettysburg guide Guillermo Bosch speak on General George Gordon Meade.

George Gordon Meade is best remembered for one battle, but had a full life up until those fateful days at Gettysburg, where he led his army to victory in the largest and most decisive battle of the Civil War. He graduated from West Point with an engineering degree, and served in the army in Florida, Mexico and the Great Lakes. He designed several lighthouses that are still standing. He married a girl from his home town of Philadelphia, and they raised seven children together. His Philadelphia grave is the site each year of a well-attended celebration of his life, almost 150 years after his death.

Our speaker, Guillermo Bosch, is a trial attorney and licensed battlefield guide at Gettysburg, where he has led about 120 tours a year. He has been guest speaker at the annual Meade ceremony at Laurel Hill, and brings a lifelong passion for American history, and a trial attorney’s flare for the dramatic, to his talk on Meade.

New location: Our programs this year will be held at the Newtown Township Building, 209 Bishop Hollow Rd, Newtown Square, PA 19073 beginning at 7:00 p.m. Parking on-site. Admission is free. Refreshments are served.

Come out and meet your history minded neighbors and learn and be entertained!


Please click HERE to read the event flyer.

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