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In honor of the 240th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, we are remembering the Revolutionary War through a historic lecture series. Discussions and interactive workshops will include an overview of the War, medicine and health, documents of the War, and a “please-touch” display of artifacts from the 18th century.

In 1836 James Hopper, a veteran of the American Revolution, was buried in an unmarked grave at the Sandy Springs United Methodist Church Cemetery. Over 180 years after his burial, Hopper’s grave was identified, and a ceremonial grave marking was conducted by the Sons of the American Revolution in association with Heritage Sandy Springs. To continue this rich tradition of remembering and commemorating our veterans is especially important during the 240th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence.

Dr. Marty Moran, President of the Sandy Springs Physicians’ Book Club along with Melissa Swindell, Director of Historic Resources and Education Programs at Heritage Sandy Springs, arranged a three-part lecture series highlighting pertinent aspects of the American Revolution.


See below for more details about each topic.

Tuesday, July 12, 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Marty Moran, Retired Physician

Dr. Moran will open the series with an overview of major campaigns, followed by a discussion of medicine and health during the War.


Tuesday, July 19, 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Terry Manning, Past President – Georgia Society Sons of the American Revolution

Mr. Manning will showcase 18th century artifacts from the warfront and home-front, discussing their historical significance.

Tuesday, July 26, 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Dr. James Piecuch, PhD, Professor of History at Kennesaw State University

Closing the series, Dr. Piecuch will highlight the documents that were scripted during this period, ensuing our nation’s future as an independent country.

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