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Conococheague Institute Virtual Lecture

February 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Conococheague Institute is pleased to announce a return of Lectures: Virtually
CI Lectures have been a mainstay of the organization drawing crowds on Indian Affairs, the Mason Dixon Line, and much more for years. Many were saddened when the COVID-19 Pandemic canceled planned lectures in 2020.

While in-person Lectures are still problematic to organize, it doesn’t mean the research has stopped.

So, join CI for their first Virtual Lecture Via Zoom, on a subject you won’t want to miss:

“Plaid in Pennsylvania” Wednesday 24th February at 7 pm (EST)

Lecture Description:
After the defeat of the final Jacobite Rebellion, the British Parliament passed the Act of Proscription requiring that “…no man or boy, within that part of Great Briton called Scotland… shall on any pretense whatsoever, wear or put on the clothes commonly called Highland Clothes.” The act set the punishment at 6 months imprisonment for the first offense and transportation for seven years for the second offense. For the next 35 years, the Act of Proscription was in effect banning highland wear in Scotland. Across the Atlantic however, it was a different story. Join our guest presenter Sean Considine for Plaid in Pennsylvania as he reveals his findings of highland clothes and materials that were worn by Scottish immigrants and others in Pennsylvania during the time of the Act of Proscription.

About the Presenter:
Sean Considine is an Experienced and Innovative Programs Manager for Lockheed Martin. In his professional life, he is a dedicated and passionate leader who has demonstrated full-spectrum leadership across all areas of program and personnel performance.

His love of History and attention to detail has led him to follow similar paths in his personal life. After years of research and public interpretation in various roles, he now serves as the Vice President and Commanding Officer of the American Revolution Re-enacting group “HM 17th Regiment of Foot”.

Sean has been donating his time, assets, and experience to aiding and improving CI’s Interpretive programming, both by his leadership of volunteers and his skills as a craftsman.

For information on how to view this virtual lecture, please email mwedd@cimlg.org with the Subject Line “Plaid”. You will be sent instructions on how to join before Wednesday 24th February. After the Lecture, resources from it will be available online.


February 24
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm