Landmark Society Lecture: A Shared History: Wessyngton to Washington
…It has been determined in Congress, that the whole army raised for the defence of the American Cause shall be put under my care…
243 years ago on June 18, 1775 George Washington sat down and wrote these words to his wife, Martha.
Join us for an evening highlighting this important document and the shared history of two historic sites—one from the old world and one from the new. Experience this important piece of our nation’s history on the anniversary of its writing. Rarely displayed due to its fragility, the letter is one of the most significant objects associated with our first President. Learn how the Peter family treasured this important letter and other significant objects now found in the Tudor Place collection from Curator Grant Quertermous.
Then, hear about Washington Old Hall. A 17th-century manor house in North East England which is the ancestral home of George Washington, the hall is managed by the National Trust, Europe’s biggest conservation charity. Kate Devlin, House Steward, will share a condensed history of the hall and the legacy of the Washington’s most famous ancestor.
Funded in part by the DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities, an agency supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.
Monday, June 18, 2018 6 pm – 8 pm
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