Robert Rogers of the Rangers
presentation by George Morrison
Thursday, November 2 at 7 pm
“The famous Major Rogers'” renown was such that he became at one time the single-best-known American on both sides of the Atlantic, even attaining what Washington had sought, yet never achieved. But who was this frontier farmer, raised in Dunbarton?
Thirty years after his death in obscurity in May 1795, his exploits were mined by James Fenimore Cooper for his best-selling novels, and in the 20th and 21st centuries, in other novels, and in histories, movies, and on television. George Morrison takes us along on a journey from colonial North America to the 21st Century.
Free and open to the public.