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.