Elizabeth Beatty, Executive Director of National Historic Landmark Fort Mifflin will talk about the fort; one of the only intact Revolutionary War battlefields and the only fort in Philadelphia.
In the fall of 1777 approximately 200 men were garrisoned at what is now known as Fort Mifflin, charged with the duty of holding the British off “to the last extremity” so that Washington and his exhausted army could successfully move into winter quarters.
During the Civil War, Ft. Mifflin served as a military prison. During WW I and II, it was pressed into duty as a Naval Ammunition Depot.
Come, learn about the interesting history of the Fort That Saved America.
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at 7:30 pm at The Helen Kate Furness Free Library, 100 North Providence Road in Wallingford.
The program, sponsored by Nether Providence Historical Society, is free and open to the public.
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