Wyncote Audubon’s Annual Dinner – 2012
"The First Frontier” with Scott Weidensaul,
On Sunday, December 2nd the Annual Wyncote Dinner was held at Williamson's Restaurant in Horsham. This was the 7th time we have returned to Williamson’s and the staff there once again did a wonderful time circulating hors d’oeuvres during the social hour before dinner. Chapter President Jane Henderson greeted 83 chapter members and guests, along with our dinner speaker Scott Weidensaul as we all sat down to a delicious dinner before enjoying Scott’s talk about his latest book The First Frontier: The Forgotten History of Struggle, Savagery and Endurance in Early America."
For many, if not most of us, the word "frontier" conjures images of Conestoga wagons and Plains Indians on horseback, but for hundreds of years the frontier lay along the Eastern seaboard – the boundary between complex Native cultures and colonizing Europeans. Scott’s latest literary work and this evening’s glimpse into it was an exploration of this older, wilder, darker period on Eastern history, when the land between the Atlantic and the Appalachians was contested ground – fought over by people who, despite differences of race, birth and language, considered it theirs, and worth dying for. As always Scott was his entertaining and enthralling self.
Kudos to Marlene Morano who once again worked her magic to create a fine festive evening, ensuring that the tables were decorated for the winter season and everyone went home with a chocolate treat!
Please join us next year when ABA President Jeff Gordon will be our Annual Dinner Speaker.
Our 2012 Banquet speaker, Scott Weidensaul