History on Tap ~ Josiah Harlan

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Event Date: 
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm

History on Tap ~ Josiah Harlan

Marshalton Inn

1300 West Strasburg Road

West Chester, PA 19382


Tuesday, June 17  6:30pm

John Snider presents Josiah Harlan (1799 -1871).  Harlan, a Chester County native, was the first American to enter Afghanistan. His incredible adventures in the wilds of India and Afghanistan as a spy, a general, and as a King of a mountain tribe in the Hindu Kush were the inspiration for Rudyard Kipling's short story The Man Who Would Be King. What this man did and how he managed to stay alive doing it will be the subject of Snider’s slide-illustrated presentation. 

History on Tap brings history to you in the casual atmosphere of your favorite local bar or restaurant. And of course, there will be lots of great food and drink available for purchase. The program is free for the community to enjoy! Generously sponsored by Susquehanna Bank, WCHE 1520AM, and in partnership with the 1893s (Chester County Historical Society Young Friends  Association). Our portable sound system is generously sponsored by Colleen and Basel Frens.