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Lunch & Learn

Irish Fest Camden collaboration with the Revolutionary War Visitors Center


In conjunction with Irish Fest Camden, the Camden Revolutionary War Visitors Center is hosting the following Lunch & Learns relating to the History of the Era.  Learn more about the Visitor Center at

Feb 22nd, 12:00-1:30 pm 

Scotch-Irish Presbyterian Influence on the Revolutionary War in the Southern Backcountry Or Don’t Ever Kick a Sleeping Dog, by John E, Allison

John is a founding partner in the investment management firm of Allison Investment Management, LLC. He is a South Carolina native, graduate of Wofford College, and has lived in Columbia, SC for the last 22 years. His 'hobby' of Revolutionary War history dates back to 1975 when he and his father started a quest to identify and define various Revolutionary War sites in the Carolinas. His particular passion is Revolutionary War battlefield archaeology. He is credited with locating many lost battlefields, and also defining known Revolutionary War battlefields. None of his work could be accomplished without the help of his all-volunteer archaeological crew----the best crew ever assembled.

March 1st, 12:00-1:30

The Revolution In Camden, The Volunteers of Ireland, and Weapons of the War, by David Reuwer and Tom Oblak

Learn about the Revolution in Camden, the people, the battles, and its impact on the town.  Hear about the British Army’s Volunteers of Ireland, the principal unit to Garrison Camden and weather permitting, see, hear, and learn about Revolutionary era cannons and muskets.

David Reuwer is an Attorney in Camden and a preservationist.  David has been a preservation advocate and history enthusiast for over 50 years.  He has served on numerous historic societies and received many awards from preservation and heritage organizations.

Tom Oblak is the Gun Captain of the South Carolina Battleground Trust Artillery Demonstration crew. A trained Docent for the Battle of Camden, his interest in the Revolutionary War started when he moved to Camden in 2015. Tom is retired from the US Army and IBM.  He teams with well-known historians in SC and is passionate about bringing the story of South Carolina’s Revolutionary War contributions to the people of SC.

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