The Battle of the Chesapeake, 1781: Military Decider for the American Revolution

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Thursday February 11

7:00 PM  –  8:30 PM

Date: Thursday, February 11, 2021 
Location: Zoom Virtual Lecture 
Time: 7pm - 8:30pm

  • Review the battle between the British and French navies at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay in September 1781.
  • Explore the event that would spell the end of the American Revolution and independence for the American colonies.
  • Examine how the battle reflected global politics rather than solely regional ones.

Presenter: Dr. Bill Cogar | Executive Director of Historic Naval Ships Association (HNSA), Author

Registration Required.

  • Upon registration, you will receive two emails: one confirmation email with your receipt and the link to join the Zoom lecture and one e-ticket email.
  • If you are registering as a member, please use the coupon code provided by AMM.

Cost: $10 General Admission; FREE for AMM Members First Mate and above ($100).

This lecture will be offered virtually by Zoom, an online video conferencing platform. Upon registration, you will be sent the link for the video conference to join on the evening of the lecture. If you do not receive your confirmation email after you register, please check your Spam folder, or email Mallory Mlynarek at To learn more about Zoom and to download the app to your computer, visit the Zoom website. 

About the Presenter: With a doctorate from Oxford University, Dr. Cogar was a Professor of Naval History at the U.S. Naval Academy from 1983 to 1998, the last four years also directing the Naval Academy Museum. He became Vice President at The Mariners’ Museum in Newport News, VA, and from 2002 to 2005 served as Vice President at Mystic Seaport Museum in Mystic, CT. He returned to The Mariners’ as Executive Vice President, and retired in late 2011 as President and Chief Executive Officer. He served on the Board of Directors of Historic Naval Ships Association (HNSA) for several years and beginning in late 2014 became that organization’s Executive Director. He is a published author on naval and maritime history and a frequent speaker at history and museum conferences.