Samuel Powel has the distinction of being the last mayor of Philadelphia under British rule and the first after American Independence. Often referred to as Philadelphia’s “Patriot Mayor,” he is depicted as an early ardent supporter of the American cause. Join us as author David Maxey journeys back to the early years of the Revolution to take a closer look at Powel and his allegiance. Was Powel always a patriot or did he only gradually adopt the cause of liberty? To help answer that question, our speaker will draw on material from the collections of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania.