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Museum of the American Revolution's Fundraiser:

Honor A Veteran: Conserve a Piece of American History

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THE STORY:

This holiday season, the Museum of the American Revolution hopes to raise $1,500 to conserve the coat of Revolutionary War veteran Jacob Latch to put on display in the future museum.

Make your gift to honor Latch--and all veterans--for their service and contributions to this country.

About Jacob Latch and his Linen Coat:
• Jacob Latch enlisted in 1776, at age 17 along with his father and brother
• He took the Oath of Allegiance on July 25, 1778
• He was believed to have been a shoemaker from Montgomery County, PA, and is said to have spent his furlough from the army making shoes for soldiers who had none.
• His family, the Latches, built houses in the 18th century in Merion, PA, on what is now Latches Lane.
• There is a memorial in Merion, PA with his name. Latch was buried in Ardmore, PA.
• The Museum of the American Revolution's collection includes an image – black and white caulk on brown paper – said to be Jacob Latch, attributed to Joseph Wright.
• The linen coat is dated 1810-1820.

$1,600

MONEY RAISED
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  • Jennifer Dionisio

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Rob Stalder

    $25

  • Peggy Shaver

    $30

  • Daniel Pelesko

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Greg Kallet

    $15

  • Schuyler Wickes and the PSSR

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Jock Gearhart

    $25

  • Marion T. Lane

     

  • Robin

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Dawne Beckel

    $10

  • Descendants of Washington's Army at Valley Forge

    $500

  • Robert Beaty

     

  • Michael Terry Berl

    $50

  • Holly Mayer

    $25

  • Diane M. Russell

    $20

  • Sean Chandler

    $25

  • Alice Chase Sites

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $245

  • Anonymous

     

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107% Raised of $1,500 Goal

The Team: $1,600 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

In memory of my grandmother and father, who were descendants of Jacob Latch, and in honor of all veterans of our armed forces 3 years ago

Anonymous

Anonymous

DONATION: $245

4 years ago

Alice Chase Sites

Alice Chase Sites

DONATION: $50

3rd great-granddaughter of Jacob Latch 4 years ago

Sean Chandler

Sean Chandler

DONATION: $25

Liberty Square Wilkes Barre 4 years ago

Diane M. Russell

Diane M. Russell

DONATION: $20

In Memory of Charles Deake, Sr., Revolutionary War Patriot and my 5x Great Grandfather. 4 years ago

Holly Mayer

Holly Mayer

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Michael Terry Berl

Michael Terry Berl

DONATION: $50

To the honor of my 4th great grandfather, Jacob Latch. 4 years ago

Robert Beaty

Robert Beaty

4 years ago

Descendants of Washington's Army at Valley Forge

Descendants of Washington's Army at Valley Forge

DONATION: $500

4 years ago

Dawne Beckel

Dawne Beckel

DONATION: $10

4 years ago