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John Trumbull's painting of the Surrender of General Burgoyne

11th Annual Conference of the American Revolution

Event date The Virginia Crossings Hotel & Conference Center

The Premier Conference on the American Revolution in Richmond, VA. Organized by Saratoga 250 Commissioner, Bruce Venter, features award-winning experts and heritage enthusiasts from across the country and world. Saratoga 250 Commission Chair, Lauren Roberts, will be exhibiting about Saratoga, America's Turning Point.

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Event Details

Location:
The Virginia Crossings Hotel & Conference Center
1000 Virginia Center Pkwy, Glen Allen, VA 23059
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Speakers:
  • Kevin Weddle, "America's Turning Point: Leadership in the Saratoga Campaign of 1777"
  • Stephen Brumwell, "Turncoat: A Fresh Interpretation of Benedict Arnold and the Crisis of American Liberty"
  • Iris De Rode, "Revelations of the Unpublished Private Papers of François-Jean de Chastellux"
  • Plus many more notable scholars and experts

Additional Information

This 11th annual conference continues to be organized by Saratoga 250th Commissioner, Bruce Venter. Long considered the premier conference on American Revolution era content, it is newly located near greater Richmond, VA this year.

Click here to register & check out the notable speakers, activities, and amenities that attract enthusiasts from year after year.

Saratoga 250th Commission Chair, Lauren Roberts, will be exhibiting Saratoga, America’s Turning Point background.

Saratoga 1777 campaign related topics will be covered at this. Notably by author Kevin Weddle of the “The Compleat Victory: Saratoga and the American Revolution.” Winner of the Gilder Lehrman Military History Prize, Winner of the Fraunces Tavern Museum Book Award & Winner of The Society of the Cincinnati Prize.

 

 

 

 

 

Iris De Rode will speak on unpublished private papers from French estate of François-Jean de Chastellux. Among them, the only first hand sketches of one of Saratoga’s battlefields from the era it occurred.

For more event information, visit the registration link above or:

  • Email: info@AmericasHistoryLLC.com

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Saratoga Surrender Day Ceremony

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Surrender Day Gala Celebration

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The Victory at Saratoga stopped the advance of the British & saved America's fight for freedom. It was the first ever surrender of a British Army. Saratoga was America's Turning Point. Join us to celebrate & toast Saratoga's lasting legacy annually on the this day of Gen. John Burgoyne's surrender to American General Gates.

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