Was Molly Pitcher from Allentown?
Crossroads Youth Center
75 South Main Street
Age recommendation: All Ages
The iconic vision of Molly Pitcher at the Battle Monmouth has been shared with history students for generations. Although part of Revolutionary War lore, questions about Molly abound: Who was she? Where did she come from? Is the story we’ve all been told true?
Resident historian John Fabiano will delve into the legend of Molly Pitcher. The free presentation, “A Servant at Mrs. Watkins’ – Molly Pitcher’s Local Origin,” is part of the Allentown Arts series presented by The Allentown Village Initiative (TAVI) focusing on the history and arts of Allentown.
Fabiano, who serves as the executive director of the Monmouth County Historical Commission, has spent years researching Molly Pitcher and the role she played at this pivotal battle in the War for Independence. Passing centuries have created the challenge of separating fact from fiction to reveal the amazing story of a determined local woman.