Hanae Webber

Loyalist Refugee Experiences During and After the American Revolution

“The Families who are, or call themselves Loyalists, continually coming in, in large Parties, naked and starving with Hunger & who must be received.” This presentation will examine the catalysts which drove over 100,000 people accused of Loyalism from the United States and the global impact of this 18th century refugee crisis, especially in the Niagara region. 

Hanae Weber is an award-winning Historical Interpreter and museum program writer with a decade of experience in the museum field. She graduated from DePauw University in 2016 with a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and Women’s Studies and is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Public History from SUNY Empire State College. In her current role as the Lead Civilian Interpreter at Old Fort Niagara, Hanae has helped piece together the stories of under-documented women in the Fort’s history, been a featured presenter at other historic sites, and appeared as a guest star in Season 12 of the PBS show A Taste of History.