The American Revolution: More to the Story Than You Learned in School

Tuesday, Jul 6, 2021
From 11:50am to 1:15pm Eastern Time

Virtual Event

Contact: AARP Virginia

The American Revolution: More to the Story Than You Learned in School

The American Revolution is full of fascinating events and personalities such as the Declaration of Independence and George Washington crossing the Delaware. Often, we have just a superficial knowledge of these events and people but when presented with more detail, they become even more intriguing and better understood. This presentation will examine multiple topics and personalities such as the Boston Massacre, Paul Revere's ride, Benedict Arnold and the Battle of Valcour Island, providing the story behind the story, placing them in context, and correcting misconceptions, which will enhance and perhaps even change one's understanding of what occurred.

Blane Ampthor is a federal government employee with more than 35 years of service. A Philadelphia native, he has had a lifelong interest in history - particularly World War II, ocean liners and the American Revolution.

Join AARP Virginia for a complimentary class offered by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at George Mason University (OLLI-Mason). OLLI-Mason provides intellectual and cultural experiences in a welcoming atmosphere to Northern Virginia residents in their retirement years. AARP Virginia is excited to collaborate with them to provide a sampling of their Summer semester!

Sign up for one, two, or all complimentary classes at To learn more about OLLI-Mason, visit


Please note that AARP will email you the link to the OLLI Mason Zoom platform on which the event will be hosted. You will receive a Zoom link to attend this class 24 hours prior to the class beginning. Do not opt-out of receiving emails as you will not get the Zoom link. Any information you share on that online platform will be governed by the privacy policy of OLLI Mason.

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