Aspects of the American Revolution with Jim Sefcik


  • $115.00  -  Non-Member
  • $100.00  -  Member


Six Wednesdays, beginning January 20
from 1-2:30pm


For over 200 years, many have been intrigued by the history of the American Revolution, how and why it began, how independence from Great Britain was achieved, and what resulted because of that transformation. It is a complex story that undergoes constant reassessment. Thus, what we might have learned in the past, like the midnight ride of Paul Revere for example, has been the subject of much research resulting in often dramatic changes from past presentations. This class will be the first of a 4-part series examining the American Revolution through a chronological, topical approach. It will explore the causes of the American Revolution, the events leading to colonial opposition, the Boston “Massacre,” the Boston “Tea Party” and its impact, the critical and decisive year of 1774, and a detailed look at the Loyalists or Tories and others disaffected by the times.

Each class will include ample time for questions. There are NO required readings for the course. However, students will receive information about books that will help them delve more deeply into the subject.

This class meets in the Owl Hall on the main level of the Education Wing.

A pen and paper for taking notes.


The safety of our students, teachers, patrons, volunteers, and staff is our highest priority. A number of adjustments have been put in place to keep everyone safe for in-person classes at the Cultural Center. We are disinfecting public spaces frequently and have installed hand sanitizer stations throughout the building. To ensure the safety of those around you, please wear a mask, practice social distancing, and in other ways follow CDC guidelines while at the Cultural Center. Thank you!

Jim Sefcik has been studying the American Revolution for more than 50 years and has taught courses on the subject at the college level as well as ALL programs in New York, Pennsylvania, and on the Cape.  He earned degrees from Saint Joseph's University and Temple University and is ABD from Notre Dame. He retired in 2004 as director of the Louisiana State Museum system and previously worked at history and art museums in New York, Virginia, and Wisconsin. He lives with his wife in Dennis Port and Rexford NY.

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