Lecture To Highlight Powder Horn

Susquehanna Heritage has slated a Zimmerman Center for Heritage Lecture for Wednesday, Feb. 13, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Zimmerman Center, 1706 Long Level Road, Wrightsville. Doors will open at 6 p.m.

The focus of the lecture will be "Jacob Dritt's Powder Horn." Dritt, a Revolutionary War veteran, is the most notable owner of the house the Zimmerman Center now occupies. His life was punctuated by his capture and imprisonment aboard an infamous British prison ship. Dritt is also an ancestor of Dr. Christian Keller, professor of military history at the U.S. Army War College. Keller became owner of Dritt's powder horn, leading him on a search for the story behind it.

The upcoming program will place Dritt's experiences within the greater context of what was happening in the Middle Colonies, with his powder horn being a physical reminder of his role in the War of Independence.

Advance registration is required. To register, readers may search for "Zimmerman Center Heritage Lecture Series: Jacob Dritt's Powder Horn" at http://www.eventbrite.com.

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