Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania ~ ~

Eat, Drink, and Be Merry in Quakertown

The Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania invites you to an
Evening of Delicious History

Thursday - August 7th, 2014
McCoole's Arts & Events Place
10 South Main Street   Quakertown, PA
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Join the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania (GSP) for an evening of history in historic Quakertown, Upper Bucks County. The evening would not happen without the help of McCoole’s Red Lion Inn, The Quakertown Historic Society, The Upper Bucks Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center and the Richland Library Company.

Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania

2207 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia PA 19103 

For more information --Phone: 215-545-0391


Walking Tour starting 5:45 pm at McCoole's Arts and events Place, followed by a buffet dinner, including a Red Lion Brewery beer tasting at McCoole's Arts and Events Place. Tickets - $50.00 in advance $60.00 at the door. Purchase Tickets

- Check made out to GSP

- Online

- McCoole's Red Lion Inn

- Upper Bucks Chamber and Visitors Center office

- Deadline: Friday, July 25, 2014

Send check to:

2207 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia PA 19103

  • McCoole's Red Lion Inn: Used as a meeting place in 1799 for the organizersof Fries Rebellion, a rebellion by Germanic Pennsylvanians against a tax imposed to fund a war with France.
  • Burgess Foulke House: Built in 1812 and now houses the Quakertown Historical Society. It was moved from its original location along Route 309 in 1974.  It was built by Edward Foulke,whose son became the first mayor (Burgess of Quakertown.
  • Liberty Hall: A small residence dating to 1772. September 1777 the Liberty Bell was moved from Philadelphia to protect it from the British.
  • Richland Library Company: Established in1789 is the seventh oldest library in Pennsylvania.
  • Quakertown Historical Society:
    (Located at the Upper Bucks Chamber Commerce Visitors Center) In June of 1965, a group of historically minded citizens met for the purpose of organizing the Quakertown Historical Society. We have grown to include a complex of three buildings - the Upper Bucks Visitor Center, a late 1800's barn which has been renovated with the support of the Borough of Quakertown and Visit Bucks. It displays pictures and houses artifacts relating to local history.



Dr. Paul Newman will be presenting a slide presentation...

"Agrarian Founders: Three "Rebellions"--Shays', Whiskey, and Fries'--That Shaped the United States"

This slide illustrated presentation will compare the Shays Rebellion of 1786, the Whiskey Rebellion of 1794, and the Fries Rebellion of 1799. Dr. Newman contends that among the many similarities and connections that the participants of each considered themselves to be a loyal opposition, but were branded by the governments they protested to be traitors for reactionary political reasons. In the end,
though each "rebellion" was crushed, each won important political victories that significantly shaped the nascent United States in ways still palpable today.

Dr. Paul Douglas Newman is Professor of Early American History at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown where he has taught for two decades. He is the author of Fries's Rebellion: The Enduring Struggle for the American Revolution (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2004); Pennsylvania History.




Accessible from the PA Turnpike, Route 309, Broad Street (Rt 313) and Route 78, Allentown.  Some local hotels offer discounts for McCoole’s events.

Parking at McCoole’s, Chamber of Commerce Visitors Center and Richland Library Company




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