Join or Die: The Doan Gang of Bucks County

Join the William Tennent House Association in welcoming Historians Clint Flack and Annie Halliday of the Mercer Museum as they present “Join or Die: The Doan Gang of Bucks County” on Saturday, November 12, 2022 from 7 to 9 PM in the Auditorium at the Neshaminy-Warwick Presbyterian Church located at 1401 Meetinghouse Road, Warminster, PA 18974.

The Doan gang was a group of British loyalists, the most notorious members being five brothers and one cousin from the Doan family of Plumstead. The gang was composed of around 30 members who were accused murderers, attainted traitors, horse thieves, and ferried British prisoners of war to British lines. They were also guilty of robbing tax collectors, their most famous crime being the theft of the Bucks County treasury in 1781. Research has centered on separating fact from fiction and is based entirely on contemporary records, including court documents, eyewitness accounts, newspaper appearances, maps, and depositions.

This presentation will focus on the formation of the gang including early biographical information on the Doan family of Plumstead and other integral members of the gang.

Clint Flack is the Exhibit Specialist/Preparator at the Mercer Museum. Annie Halliday is the Library and Archives Manager of the Mercer Museum Research Library. Located in Doylestown, PA, the Mercer Museum is an historic castle celebrating the legacy of Henry Chapman Mercer (1856-1930), American archaeologist, anthropologist, ceramicist and scholar. The museum is operated by the Bucks County Historical Society.

The cost to attend is $10 per person ($12 at the door). Registration can be made by using the form below or by sending a check made payable to William Tennent House Association and mailed to P.O. Box 2572, Warminster, PA 18974 along with your name, contact information and number of seats. Refreshments will be served.

For additional information, please email [email protected].

Event proceeds benefit the preservation of the William Tennent House.

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