Community Events

Defending the Delaware: A Special Two-Part Event

Wednesday, July 28, 2021 - 6:00pm

Explore the fascinating history of how the Delaware was fortified during the Revolution and help to build a replica of one of the defenses. 

The Carpenters’ Company, Fort Mifflin on the Delaware and the Independence Seaport Museum are partnering on a special two-part event to explore this fascinating history. First, join the program virtually on July 28 to learn about Robert Smith, the leading architect in 18th-century Philadelphia who built Carpenter's Hall, and how chevaux de frise were used to fortify the Delaware during the Revolution. Then, on August 21 and 22, visit Fort Mifflin in person to work with volunteers from the 4th Connecticut Regiment, who are constructing a replica cheval de frise.

Learn more and register here.