Contact: Kate Hoath
Franconia Heritage Restaurant
508 Harleysville Pike
Telford, PA 18969
United States of America

Souderton native, Doug Shupinski, will deliver a "Tale of Two Villains" on Thursday, December 1 at the Franconia Heritage Restaurant. Wine will be offered by cash donation.

It seems we all love to cheer for our favorite heroes and grumble about the villains. From the TV shows and movies, we watch to the books we read, to the stories we grew up with – there was always a “Good Guy” and a “Bad Guy”.  But real life – and real history, aren’t that simple. There are complexities and nuances to everyone and that includes the figures we love to love and those we love to hate.

This program will cover two individuals from our area who demonstrate the need to know “the rest of the story”.  What they have in common is having led lives that, on the surface, seem to paint them as villains. But by digging deeper, we’ll find that their stories are more complicated and more interesting, and not everyone is the person we have been led to believe.

Our speaker, Doug Shupinski, attended the United States Naval Academy, graduating in May of 1984. Following graduation, Doug was commissioned as an officer in the United States Marine Corps, serving at various duty stations around the world prior to his resignation in September 1989 as a Captain.

Doug is the author of two books about the American Revolution, “A Glimpse of Freedom” and “Absolved From Allegiance”. Also, Doug has had the opportunity to teach and speak extensively about the American Revolution, as well as the American Civil War in a variety of public, professional, and academic settings.

Currently, Doug is a faculty member of the Lincoln Leadership Institute in Gettysburg, PA, where he facilitates leadership development programs based on the Battle of Gettysburg.