On Wednesday, November 6 @ 7:30pm, Radnor Memorial Library and Radnor Historical Society will host Commonwealth Speaker and nationally-recognized Civil War preservationist, Anthony Waskie, in uniform, speaking as General Meade. Waskie teaches in the Civil War and Emancipation Studies program at Temple University.
From his work as an engineer and lighthouse builder, to combat in the Seminole and Mexican Wars, to his assuming command of the Union Army on the eve of the Battle of Gettysburg (where he handed Lee his first defeat), General Meade was integral to the survival of the Union. Meade also designed Fairmount Park and founded two schools for orphans of Civil War veterans.
This program is a program of the Pennsylvania Humanities Council. The PHC inspires people to share a life of learning. Since 1973, the PHC has provided resources that empower local groups to help their communities explore history, literature, the arts and the ideas that shape the human experience.