Upcoming Meeting

This Society meeting will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday February 19, 2023
at Tredyffrin Public Libary in Strafford, Pa.

co-sponsored by the Tredyffrin Public Library as an online web seminar.

This is a hybrid event, which will take place in-person with the option to view the program via Zoom.
Register as "in-person" for in-person attendance or register "online" for virtual attendance.

Advance registration (no charge) is required.
Participation is limited, so prompt registration is strongly recommended if you are interested.

Use the following link to register in advance for this event:

After registering for online, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Zoom webinar.
After receiving the confirmation, if you have not already done so, you might want to visit the zoom.us website
to download (and test) the Zoom client application on your computer or device.


Meet Revolutionary War Hero Ned Hector

interpreted by Noah Lewis

Ned Hector in action

Edward "Ned" Hector is a Revolutionary War hero, a free black man, who was a teamster and bombardier. Ned wears the Uniform of the Third Pennsylvania Artillery Company to bring his message about the role of African-Americans in the Colonial fight for freedom during the Revolutionary War.

Ned Hector fought in the Revolutionary War Battles of Brandywine and Germantown. He was noted for his courage during the retreat from Brandywine, when he refused to let his team, wagon, and armaments fall into enemy hands. He is quoted as saying, "The enemy shall not have my team. I will save the horses or perish myself."

Ned Hector by John Hurst

Presenter Noah Lewis has been reenacting free Black Continental Soldier Ned Hector since 1996, and he has researched the contributions of Black people to our nation's freedom. Through his presentations, he helps all of us to appreciate the benefits that we still enjoy today thanks to the service many people of African descent in the Revolutionary War.


Page last updated: 2023-01-22 at 18:30 EST
Copyright © 2006-2023 Tredyffrin Easttown Historical Society. All rights reserved.
Permission is given to make copies for personal use only.
All other uses require written permission of the Tredyffrin Easttown Historical Society.