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.
2118 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20008 United States
The American Revolution Institute
Tour and Public Program Manager