Lecture – The Swords of George Washington

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Type: 
Lecture
Date: 
February 20, 2019
Location: 
District Of Columbia, United States
Subject Fields: 
American History / Studies

Lecture – The Swords of George Washington
Thursday, February 20, 2019, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Whether in the role of militia officer, commander of the Continental army or president of the United States, a sword frequently hung by George Washington’s side. Nine of his swords are known to exist today, and each has a fascinating history not just as a functional weapon but as a symbol of the iconic American founder and the birth of the nation itself. Commemorate the 237th anniversary of Washington’s birth with an exploration of these swords and their significance, presented by Erik Goldstein, senior curator of mechanical arts and numismatics at the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.

Free. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Venue
Anderson House
2118 Massachusetts Ave., NW 
Washington, DC 20008 United States 

Organizer
The American Revolution Institute 

Contact Info: 

Kelsey Atwood
Tour and Public Program Manager
202.785.2040 x421