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Department of the Geographers School of Instruction

March 28, 2020
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, 200 Water Street
Yorktown, VA 23690 United States

We invite you to join us at Historic Yorktown for the Department of the Geographers` 13th annual School of Instruction . Featured speakers will deepen your understanding of 18th Century surveying methods , military protocol , campaigns and the significant events that led up to and including the Siege of Yorktown.


A complete schedule of presentations is listed below:

Saturday, March 28, 2020

8:30 AM – 9:00 AM
Welcoming comments and Introductions.

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Paul Brennan ,PLS – Surveying 101 , From collecting field data to a image on paper.

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Bart Crattie, PLS – John Pierce , The Advance Surveyor with Col. Benedict Arnold on the March to Quebec 1775-1776.

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Guided Tours of the Museum

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Lunch on your own. You`ll find many restaurants in Yorktown and a cafe in the museum.

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Dr. Robert A. Selig – “How to find and identify an Eighteenth Century Road: Washington-Rochambeau Route as a test case”.

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Philip Hosea – Military Protocol, “With an Air of Modest Manly Confidence”, Cuthbertson 1776..

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Eric Pyle, PhD, F.G.S. – “Hands on”. From Ephemeris to the Planisphere: A Graphical Tool for Celestial Navigation.

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Show and Tell / Swap Meet / Networking Session. Bring surveying and related items you want to sell,trade or display.

Sunday, March 29, 2020

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Ron Carnegie – “Prelude to Yorktown”. The George Wythe House as General George Washington`s Headquarters.

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Glenn Williams – The Siege of Yorktown: The Decisive Engagement of the American War for Independence.

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
“Questions in the Room”, A opportunity to explore with the presenters your personal inquiry.

Lodging and food is available in the immediate Yorktown area.

Hotel accommodations can be had at the Wyndham that is 10-12 minutes from the museum.


A minute and a half drive to Yorktown proper and you will find several dining options and here are their links. (There is also a cafe in the museum).