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Forrest McDonald on Jefferson

Forrest McDonald (1927-2016) will be remembered for his unique historical vision and the thoroughness of his scholarship. It was not so well known that he was a member of the Scholars Commission that was sponsored by the Thomas Jefferson Heritage Society after the DNA tests implicated Thomas Jefferson in the paternity of the children of Sally Hemings.

Lectures on George Washington, 2/19 and 2/23, DC

Celebrate George Washington’s birthday at the American Revolution Institute of the Society of the Cincinnati with these free upcoming programs. The lectures will be held at Anderson House, 2118 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Washington, D.C.


Lunch Bite Object Talk – George Washington’s letter to David Rittenhouse

Friday, February 19, 12:30 p.m.