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September 2022

Painting the Revolution: An Evening with Artist Adrian Martinez

September 27, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Anderson House, 2118 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20008 United States
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$25.00 General Public | $20.00 Society of the Cincinnati Members & ARI Associates Join us as we welcome artist Adrian Martinez and his paintings to Anderson House. In 2017, Martinez, a native of Washington, D.C., was commissioned to create ten original paintings depicting various scenes of the Battle of Brandywine, fought on September 11, 1777, in southeastern Pennsylvania. To date, he has completed four of these commissioned paintings. Unlike many historical artists who only depict the combat of major battles,…

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Dinner and Lecture – The Battles of Kings Mountain and Cowpens: The American Revolution in the Southern Backcountry

September 30, 2022 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
1881 Event Hall, 805 Spartan Blvd.
Spartanburg, SC 29301 United States
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The southern backcountry was the center of the fight for independence, but backcountry devotion to the patriot cause was slow in coming. Decades of animosity between coastal elites and backcountry settlers who did not enjoy accurate representation in the assemblies meant a complex political and social milieu throughout the turbulent time. While examining the political, social and military history of the southern backcountry, Dr. Melissa Walker, professor emerita of history at Converse College, discusses the events that led to the…

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October 2022

Battlefield Tour – The Battles of Kings Mountain and Cowpens

October 1, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
1881 Event Hall, 805 Spartan Blvd.
Spartanburg, SC 29301 United States
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Join us in Spartanburg, S.C., to explore the battles of Kings Mountain and Cowpens. This is a two-day experience that includes a buffet dinner and lecture at the 1881 Event Hall in Spartanburg, S.C., and a lecture given by Dr. Melissa Walker, professor emerita of history at Converse College, discussing the social, political, and military history of the southern backcountry that led to the battles of Kings Mountain and Cowpens. Accompanying the dinner and lecture, guided tours of Kings Mountain…

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Author’s Talk – North of America: Loyalists, Indigenous Nations, and the Borders of the Long American Revolution

October 5, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Anderson House, 2118 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20008 United States
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At the start of the Revolutionary War, independence had its limits as patriots were surrounded by indigenous peoples and loyalists throughout the northern regions that straddled the colonial borders, and these foreign neighbors were far from inactive during the Revolution. Upper Canada, Lower Canada, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and especially the homelands that straddled colonial borders were far less foreign to the men and women who established the United States than Canada is to those who live here now. Jeffers…

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Author’s Talk – First Among Men: George Washington and the Myth of American Masculinity

October 12, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Anderson House, 2118 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20008 United States
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George Washington, hero of the French and Indian War, commander in chief of the Continental Army and first president of the United States, died on December 14, 1799. Shortly thereafter, the myth-making surrounding Washington began and has persisted today. Washington is frequently portrayed by his biographers as America at its unflinching best: tall, shrewd, determined, resilient, stalwart and tremendously effective in action. But this aggressive and muscular version of Washington is largely a creation of the nineteenth century. Eighteenth-century ideals…

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