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Benedict Arnold: Hero or Traitor?

March 15, 2017 @ 7:00 pm8:00 pm


The Newtown Square Historical Society invites you to our monthly program on Wednesday, March 15th at 7:00 p.m. at the Dunwoody Village auditorium to hear Ashley Hunter speak on Benedict Arnold.

He was the “Hero of Saratoga”, and “Washington’s fighting general”.  He courted and won the hand and heart of one of the most sought after belles of Philadelphia Society, Peggy Shippen.  And yet today, more than two hundred years later, his name is synonymous with the disgrace of a traitor to his country.  How did such an accomplished man suffer such a great fall?  And why?  Come out and hear Ashley Hunter review the life of one of the most tragic figures in American history, Benedict Arnold.

Ashley Hunter is a long time history teacher at Marple Newtown High School, and the descendant of settlers in Newtown reaching back to the time of William Penn.  Make sure you do your homework!  He welcomes questions and audience participation.

All programs are held at the Dunwoody Village auditorium, 3500 West Chester Pike, Newtown Square, PA  19073 beginning at 7:00 p.m.

Admission is free.  Refreshments are served.



March 15, 2017
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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Newtown Square Historical Society


Dunwoody Village Auditorium

3500 West Chester Pike

Newtown Square,



United States

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