Jack Kelly Presents: God Save Benedict Arnold: The True Story of America’s Most Hated Man

2–3 pm
Huxley Theater

Explore the history behind Benedict Arnold’s treason and the events leading up to the capture of Major John André with historian Jack Kelly. Kelly goes beyond Benedict Arnold’s most famous act, treason, to explore his psychology and character, arguing that Arnold was essential to the patriots’ victories before he was a traitor.

This will be a CTLE-certified program for educators.

About the Presenter

Jack Kelly is a journalist, novelist, and historian whose books include Band of Giants, which received the DAR’s History Award Medal, and God Save Benedict Arnold: The True Story of America’s Most Hated Man. He has contributed to national periodicals, including the Wall Street Journal, and is a New York Foundation for the Arts fellow. He has appeared on The History Channel and was interviewed on National Public Radio. He grew up in a town in the Erie Canal corridor near Palmyra and now lives in New York’s Hudson Valley.

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