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Virtual: Germantown Battle

Date(s): 06/09/2022
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

The Revolutionary War Battle of Germantown represented George Washington’s attempt to recapture Philadelphia from occupying British forces.  Unfortunately, the fierce fighting ended in a loss for the Americans.  Learn more about this important event by joining award-winning author Michael C. Harris on Thursday evening, June 9 at 7:00 p.m. for the next Virtual Ephrata Academy. Harris will discuss his impressive book Germantown: A Military History of the Battle for the Control of Philadelphia, October 4, 1777.  The work of Harris goes far to bring this pivotal but often overlooked episode of the Revolutionary War to light.

The free program is offered as part of The Virtual Ephrata Academy presented on Zoom. Advance registration is required and can be HERE

Michael C. Harris is a graduate of the University of Mary Washington and the America Military University. He has worked for the National Park Service in Fredericksburg, Virginia, Fort Mott State Park in New Jersey, and the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission at Brandywine Battlefield. He currently teaches secondary education in the Philadelphia region. 

Ephrata Cloister

Administered by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission:
Josh Shapiro, Governor – Hayley Haldeman, Chair – Andrea Lowery, Executive Director

Ephrata Cloister is one of 26 historic sites and museums on the Pennsylvania Trail of History. For more information or to request a free 24-page visitor guide, visit or phone toll free 1-866-PATRAIL.

The Ephrata Cloister Associates is a non-profit organization that works in partnership with the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, supporting the mission of preservation and education at this National Historic Landmark.

Anne Brossman Sweigart Charitable Foundation
Irene Weidman Charitable Foundation
Ephrata National Bank
Black Forest Brewery/Americana 1777 Inn
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The Historic Ephrata Cloister May Hours of Operation: OPEN 9am - 4pm Wednesday through Saturday & OPEN 12pm - 4pm Sunday. CLOSED Monday and Tuesday