Hope Lodge and the 1777 Whitemarsh Encampment
Education, Hosted By William Jeanes Memorial Library
Thursday, April 6th @ 6:30pm (in 5 days)
William Jeanes Memorial Library
4051 Joshua Rd Lafayette Hill PA 19444
The Continental Army’s encampment at Whitemarsh was the final phase of the 1777 Philadelphia Campaign during the American War for Independence. Eleven thousand Continental troops constructed camps and fortifications along the hills around Whitemarsh. Historic Hope Lodge served as headquarters for Surgeon General John Cochran. General George Washington used his time at Whitmarsh to decide whether to retake Philadelphia from the British or go into winter quarters at Valley Forge. This choice would shape the outcome of war. Presented by Jeffrey LaMonica, site coordinator for the Historic Hope Lodge and Associate Professor of History at Delaware County Community College. Registration required.