Please join us on Tuesday, October 6, 2015 in the auditorium of Valentine Hall at the Lutheran Theological Seminary for Adams County in the French and Indian War
Timothy H. Smith, head research assistant for the Adams County Historical Society will explore how world events affected thepeople who once lived in the area of Adams County. The so-called French annd Indian War (1754-1763) was in essence, a power struggle between the English and French over the control of the North American continent. By 1756, the war had spread into the West Indies, onto the continent of Europe, and eventually India. Many historians have termed the conflict the First World War. At the time, the settlements located here were in their infancy. French and Indian forces raided the settlements, pillaging and burning and spreading fear. The local inhabitants were forced to either flee the area, or raise militia forces and build forts to defend their homes.
This program is free and open to the public thanks to the generous sponsorship from ACNB Bank.
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Is there a fee to do research at the Society?
Members of the Society at the $35.00 level or higher may research for free. All students pursing studies may also research for free. Non-members of the society are asked for a $5.00 donation to research per day at the society.