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2022 Talking History Lecture Series Launches March 24 with Discussion on Loyalist Women Writers of the Revolution

WILLIAMSBURG, Va., March 21, 2022 – The Talking History Lecture Series returns for the 2022 season on Thursday, March 24, at the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown with a free public lecture by Dr. Kacy Dowd Tillman on Loyalist women writers of the Revolution.

Talking History Lecture Series

In the first of three public lectures this spring and during Women’s History Month, Tillman, a published scholar and professor of English and writing at the University of Tampa, will discuss her book, “Stripped and Script: Loyalist Women Writers of the American Revolution,” that examines the impossible position that female loyalist writers faced during the Revolution who were unable to officially align themselves with either side or avoid being persecuted for their family ties.

The public lecture will begin at 7 p.m., with limited capacity and advance online registration required at jyfmuseums.org/lectures. Paperback copies of her book will be available for purchase in the gift shop prior to the lecture, and a book signing will follow the presentation.

Additional Talking History lectures include:

April 14, 7 p.m. – “The American Revolution in Indian Country” with Carolyn Gilman, published author and museum consultant.

May 12, 7 p.m. – “Seeking Freedom: Black Refugees in Time of War” by Marvin-Alonzo Greer, historian and genealogist.

The American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, located on 200 Water Street in Yorktown, tells the story of the nation’s founding, from the twilight of the colonial period to the dawn of the Constitution and beyond. Immersive gallery exhibits, films and outdoor living-history areas are open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Parking is free.

Lectures require advance registration and are live on site at the museum with limited capacity. To register for the March 24 lecture and learn more about upcoming programs, visit jyfmuseums.org/lectures.