History on Tap ~ “The Story of Nate Simms” by Historian, Lecturer and Teacher, Michael Payton

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Event Date: 
Monday, February 16, 2015 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm

“The Story of Nate Simms” by Historian, Lecturer and Teacher, Michael Payton

Doc Magrogan’s Oyster House

117 E. Gay Street, West Chester, PA 19380

http://www.docmagrogans.com

Join Michael Payton to learn more about the story of Nate Simms, a young African American man who was involved in one of America’s most important evenings in American History, April 15, 1865 - the assassination of President Lincoln. Simms, who later lived in Marshallton, Chester County was buried at the cemetery in near Bradford Friends Meeting House. Payton is a retired history teacher from West Chester East High School, lecturer at a number of local colleges and universities, and was a ship historian for the schooner Amistad during the tall ship tour of Nova Scotia. He has lectured at a number of local colleges and historical societies.  This special program takes place on President’s Day and in recognition of Black History Month.