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Facts and Artifacts
Tuesday, September 19, 2023 at 7:00 pmFree
“Facts and Artifacts”, a compelling program about the British retreat during the Revolution, opens the 2023/2024 of New Jersey History Speaks Lecture Series of the Historical Society of Moorestown on Tuesday, September 19th at 7:00 p.m. at the Moorestown Library. Local historian and independent researcher David Boulden will discuss his findings of all kinds linked to the British retreat through New Jersey from Philadelphia in 1778.
Inspired by a presentation he heard at the Mount Laurel Historical Society in February 2020, Mr. Boulden embarked on the fascinating adventure of a lifetime. Suspicious of some of the widely held beliefs about the British retreat, he put his mind and muscle to delving deeper into long held theories.
Boulden did not confine his research to books, museums and libraries, however. With a goal of confirming or challenging the conventional wisdom about the retreat, Boulden instead used a hand-held metal detector across Camden and Burlington Counties, following the trail believed to have been taken by the British. From August 2020 to April 2022 he walked thousands of miles, dug countless holes, spent over 1700 hours in the field and collected over 2,500 pounds of items. And he lost 35 pounds in the process!
The presentation is free and open to the public. Moorestown Library is located at 111 W. 2nd St., Moorestown. To register click here. For more information contact [email protected].