Join the Fort Pitt Museum to commemorate the 245th Anniversary of the Battle of Point Pleasant and the end of Lord Dunmore’s War with guest speaker Dr. Glenn Williams.
After a brief discussion of the causes and course of this last conflict of America’s colonial era, Williams’ talk will examine the decisive battle and diplomatic conclusion of Dunmore’s War. He will pay special attention to the role of Fort Pitt, the engagement known as the Battle of Point Pleasant, the military stand-off at Pickaway Plains, and the Treaty of Camp Charlotte that brought the war to an end, as well as the surprisingly lenient peace terms.
Pre-registration is encouraged. Online registration will close at the end of business on Friday, Oct. 11. Any remaining registrations will be available for purchase on the day of the program on a first come, first served basis at the admissions desk.
For more information, please contact Kathleen Lugarich at firstname.lastname@example.org or 412-454-6418.
Glenn F. Williams is a retired Army officer who entered public history as a second career. He currently works at the U.S. Army Center of Military History, Fort McNair, Washington D.C. He is the author of “Year of the Hangman: George Washington’s Campaign against the Iroquois” (Westholme), “USS CONSTELLATION: A Short History of the Last All-Sail Warship Built by the U.S. Navy” (Donning), “Taking the Offensive: Vietnam October 1966 – September 1967,” co-author of “The Panama Canal: an Army’s Enterprise” (both by U.S. Army Center of Military History), and a contributor to the “Report to Congress on the Historic Preservation of Revolutionary War and War of 1812 Sites in the United States” (National Park Service) and “Battles of the Revolutionary War and War of 1812: 2 Interpretive Maps” (National Geographic Society). He has also written a number of journal and magazine articles on military history topics, including “La Marche á la Victoire [The March to Victory], 1781,” in Revue Historique des Armées (France). His new book, “Dunmore’s War: The Last Conflict of America’s Colonial Era,” is out now. He holds a Ph.D. in History from the University of Maryland.