Castine, Maine — Michael C. Quinn, CEO and President of the new Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia, will speak on “Life with George Washington, James Madison, and the American Revolution” at 7:30 pm on Thursday, August 8. Presented by the Castine Historical Society, the lecture will be held in the Alumni Lecture Hall located in the Bath Iron Works Building on the campus of the Maine Maritime Academy in Castine.
The Museum of the American Revolution is a non-profit, cultural organization dedicated to engaging the public in the history and significance of the American Revolution and its legacy, as was its predecessor, the Valley Forge Historical Society. The Museum breaks ground next year on a new location in the historic area of Philadelphia to tell the complete story of the American Revolution, actively collaborating with other institutions and organizations in the United States and around the world. For more information on the Museum of the American Revolution, visit their website at www.americanrevolutioncenter.org .
Prior to his present position, Mr. Quinn was President and CEO of James Madison’s Montpelier, located in Virginia, where he transformed Madison’s home from a private estate into a premier historic home. Before that he was Deputy Director at George Washington’s Mount Vernon. Mr. Quinn received his B.A. from the University of Virginia, his M.A. from Yale University, and an M.B.A. from George Mason University.
The Castine peninsula saw action during the American Revolution with the Penobscot Expedition of 1779, considered by many to be the greatest American naval disaster prior to Pearl Harbor. A permanent exhibit on the Penobscot Expedition is on display at the Castine Historical Society, located at 17 School Street on the Common, and open seven days a week through Labor Day. For more information on the Castine Historical Society and its exhibits, programs and collections, visit CHS online at www.castinehistoricalsociety.org, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 207-326-4118.