2017-2018 Read the Revolution Speaker Series

2017 - 2018 Speaker Series Schedule 

Bringing celebrated authors and historians to the Museum of the American Revolution for lively, facilitated discussions of their work.  These evening programs explore the people, events, ideas, and legacies of our nation's Founding era. 

Individual programs: $5 members, $15 non-members
Series Subscription: $20 members, $50 non-members

Sold Out - Wednesday, July 19, 2017  6:30 PM

Alan Taylor

Celebrating the 100th digital edition of Read the Revolution

American Revolutions: A Continental History, 1750-1804

A two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize in history, Alan Taylor expands the story of our nation’s revolutionary birth in his latest work, challenging many cherished beliefs about the Founding era.


Wednesday, October 18, 2017  6:30 PM

Jane Kamensky  

A Revolution in Color: The World of John Singleton Copley

Award-winning historian Jane Kamensky gives a rich and vibrant account of the American Revolution as seen by Boston-born artist John Singleton Copley, whose works profoundly shaped the artistic legacy of this dramatic era.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018  6:30 PM

Nathaniel Philbrick

Valiant Ambition: George Washington, Benedict Arnold and the Fate of the American Revolution 

Acclaimed author Nathaniel Philbrick explores the American experience through his bestselling books. In his most recent work, Philbrick provides a stirring account of the deep and tragic relationship between George Washington and Benedict Arnold. 

Thursday, March 22, 2018  6:30 PM

Annette Gordon-Reed and Peter S. Onuf

Most Blessed of the Patriarchs: Thomas Jefferson and the Empire of the Imagination

Two of Thomas Jefferson's most distinguished historians, Annette Gordon-Reed and Peter S. Onuf team up to produce a nuanced portrait of the mind and character of our nation's third president.