Cliveden of the National Trust, Battle of Germantown re-enactment, 2017. Photo by Adelaide Okonski.
Cliveden of the National Trust hosts a virtual round table to engage community stakeholders in discussing the central questions of its project Considering Re-enactments: The Battle of Germantown in the Light of 21st-Century Gun Violence.
Cliveden is known as the site of the 1777 Revolutionary War Battle of Germantown and serves as host and organizer of the Revolutionary Germantown Festival, which annually features two battle re-enactments on its grounds in the first weekend of October. Through this round table and related events, the organization seeks to better understand how the festival resonates with and impacts the modern Germantown community in light of contemporary concerns around gun violence.
Discussion topics include:
- How can Cliveden tell the authentic story of the Battle of Germantown and the American Revolution that is relevant to you and not an oversimplified version that centers violence?
- How can Cliveden include different perspectives in the re-enactment?
The round table is open to residents of the 19119 and 19144 ZIP codes. All participants must RSVP prior to October 21 to Leslie Russell Winder at firstname.lastname@example.org.