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Inside the Vault: Lucy Knox: Loyalist’s daughter, Patriot’s wife, and Witness to the American Revolution
Lucy Knox: Loyalist’s daughter, Patriot’s wife, and Witness to the American Revolution
During the siege of Boston in 1775, 19-year-old Lucy Knox gave up everything she knew and left Boston with her husband’s sword hidden in her clothes. She would never see her parents or siblings again. Lucy’s letters to her husband, Henry Knox, provide valuable eyewitness testimony to the experience of Americans during the Revolutionary War. Join us on March 4, 2021, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET (4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. PT) as we examine Lucy’s letters and learn about her experiences with smallpox, the dangers of the war, and her divided family.

This event is for teachers, students and their families — and everyone with an interest in history!

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Mar 4, 2021 07:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Lois MacMillan
2006 Oregon History Teacher of the Year
Lois MacMillan, who has taught at the elementary, middle and high school levels, was the 2006 Gilder Lehrman Oregon History Teacher of the Year. As a National Board Certified Teacher, she has served as a master teacher for 23 Gilder Lehrman teacher seminars. She also served as a Barringer Fellow at Monticello in 2017. Most recently, Lois received the Grammy Museum’s 2018 Jane Ortner Education Award for her innovative integration of music into her social studies classes. Lois’s award-winning lesson plan, “Rappin’ History,” uses songs from the musical Hamilton, as well as historical sources to ignite her students’ curiosity and learning. Last year, she served as Gilder Lehrman’s Senior Education Fellow for the Hamilton Education Program. Returning to the classroom for her thirtieth year, “Ms. Mac” teaches United States and World Cultures at Grants Pass High School in Oregon, home of the Cavemen.
Holli Campbell
Company Manager for HAMILTON
Holli Campbell (she/her) is a Company Manager whose Broadway credits include Hamilton, freestyle love supreme, The Humans, blackbird, Dames at Sea, Gigi, Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella, and The Glass Menagerie. She has also spent time working for Roundabout Theatre Company, Williamstown Theatre Festival, and Manhattan Theatre Club. Holli holds a Bachelor of Science in Theatre Management from the University of Evansville as well as minors in French and Business Administration. She is a proud New Orleanian and Saints fan.