10/30/2015 - The Revolutionary War Seminar Series
Date: Friday, August 28, 2015
Start Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location: Farioly Program Room
 Embark on a jaunt to the past through this educational video seminar series created through Open Yale Courses (OYC). The seminars are conducted by historian, author and Yale University Professor Joanne B. Freeman. If you like history, we think you’ll love this well researched, 25 part program series that explores in great depth, the Revolutionary War period. Programs will be held at the Danbury Library and the Danbury Museum (43 Main Street.) 

And, we've added in a bit of fun! At the first program you attend, be sure to pick up a “Passport to the Past.” At this first program, and each subsequent program you attend, bring along your "Passport" to receive a stamp for that program. By the end of the series, if you have attended at least 10 video lectures and collected at least 10 stamps in your passport, you will be invited to a special free “Passport” event in Danbury's own historic Rider House. Costumed reenactors will serve light refreshments and tours will be provided of the building. All Library programs will be held from 1-2pm and all Museum programs will be held from 2-3pm.

Upcoming programs dates, locations. L = Library, M=Museum

Aug. 28: Outraged Colonials: The Stamp Act Crisis (L) 
Aug 29: Resistance or Rebellion?(Or, What the Heck is Happening in Boston?) (M)
Sept. 23: Being a Revolutionary (L)
Sept. 25: The Logic of Resistance (L)
Sept. 26: Who Were the Loyalists? (M)
Oct. 28: Common Sense (L)
Oct. 30: Independence (L)
Oct. 31: Civil War (M)
Nov. 18: Organizing a War (L)
Nov. 20: Heroes and Villains (L)
Nov. 21: Citizens and Choices: Experiencing the Revolution in New Haven (M)
Dec. 16: The Importance of George Washington (L)
Dec. 18: The Logic of a Campaign ( or, How in the World Did We Win?) (L)
Dec. 19: Anderson Studio-Fighting the Revolution: The Big Picture (M)
Jan. 27: War and Society (L)
Jan. 30: Confederation (M)
Feb. 24: A Union Without Power (L)
March 23: The Road to a Constitutional Convention (L)
March 26: Creating a Constitution (M)
April 20: Creating a Nation (L)
April 23: Being an American: The Legacy of the Revolution (M)
April 26: Special Event! Reception in the Danbury Museum Rider House, 43 Main St., 5:30-7:30pm with costumed reenactors and period-appropriate, light refreshmenta. Free, but all attendees must have their “Passport to the Past” stamped a minimum of 10 times to attend. 

About Professor Joanne Freeman
Joanne Freeman is a Professor of History at Yale University. Specializing in the political culture of revolutionary and early national America, she received her Ph.D. from the University of Virginia. She is the author of Affairs of Honor: National Politics in the New Republic, which won the Best Book prize from the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic, and the editor of Alexander Hamilton: Writings. Her current project is a study of congressional violence and the culture of the U. S. Congress from the 1820s through the Civil War.

About Open Yale Courses (OYC)
OYC provides lectures and other materials from selected Yale College courses to the public free of charge via the Internet. No course credit, degree, or certificate is available through the OYC website.

Contact: Brigid Guertin
Contact Number: 203-743-5200