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March 2020

EVENT CANCELLED: Lecture – Suffering Soldiers: Moral Sentiment and Veterans’ Pensions

March 30, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Anderson House, 2118 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20008 United States
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Due to the current public health emergency, this event has been cancelled.  John Resch, professor emeritus of history at the University of New Hampshire at Manchester, discusses how the moral sentiment of gratitude, as expressed in the image of the suffering soldier, transformed the memory of the Revolutionary War and its veterans in the early American republic. This popular depiction legitimized the Continental Army as a republican institution, credited it with securing independence and led to the creation of pensions.…

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April 2020

EVENT CANCELLED: Author’s Talk – The Boston Massacre: A Family History

April 7, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Anderson House, 2118 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20008 United States
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Due to the current public health emergency, this event has been cancelled.  Serena Zabin, professor of history and director of the American studies program at Carleton College, discusses and signs copies of her new book on the personal and political conflicts that erupted in the Boston Massacre. Following the British troops dispatched from Ireland to Boston in 1768 to suppress colonial unrest, Dr. Zabin has uncovered the forgotten stories of the many regimental wives and children who accompanied these armies…

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EVENT CANCELLED: Lunch Bite – The Female Review: or Memoirs of an American Young Lady

April 17, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
Anderson House, 2118 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20008 United States
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Due to the current public health emergency, this event has been cancelled.  Join Research Services Librarian Rachel Nellis for a discussion of The Female Review: or Memoirs of an American Young Lady by Herman Mann. In this 1797 biography, Mann explored the life of Deborah Sampson, a soldier in the Massachusetts Line and one of the first female pensioners of the American Revolution. Mixing fact with romantic inventions, this imaginative account of Sampson’s wartime service was published to support her case for a…

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EVENT CANCELLED: Author’s Talk and Concert – Hail Columbia! and the Music of the Founding Era

April 21, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Anderson House, 2118 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20008 United States
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Due to the current public health emergency, this event has been cancelled.  From the Revolutionary War through the antebellum era, popular songs reflected different ideas about the meaning of liberty, the future and nature of the republic and Americans’ proper place within it. Laura Lohman, professor of music at Queens University of Charlotte, will discuss and sign copies of her new book Hail Columbia! American Music and Politics in the Early Nation. David Hildebrand, co-founder of the Colonial Music Institute, will…

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EVENT CANCELLED: Panel Discussion and Tour – Life Behind the Scenes: Domestic Service in the Gilded Age

April 27, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Anderson House, 2118 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20008 United States
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$30

Due to the current public health emergency, this event has been cancelled.  Servants were the indispensable workers who made it possible for wealthy Gilded Age Americans to maintain large homes and lavish lifestyles. Join us for a panel discussion of domestic servants and the spaces they occupied with experts from Biltmore, the Preservation Society of Newport County, Winterthur, and Anderson House, followed by a reception and tours of the private third floor and other behind-the-scenes spaces. Registration is required for…

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