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May 2019

Concert – Bluegrass

May 19, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Anderson House, 2118 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20008 United States
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An ensemble from the Annapolis Bluegrass Coalition performs both traditional and contemporary bluegrass sounds in a combination of electrifying picking, soulful singing and eclectic arrangements. The concert will last approximately one hour. This is the last date in the spring American Music Series.

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Lecture – Maritime Archaeology of the Betsy: A Merchant Ship at War

May 23, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Anderson House, 2118 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20008 United States
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Underwater archaeologist John D. Broadwater discusses his work as the principal investigator for the Yorktown Shipwreck Archaeological Project, conducted 1978-1989, that located and examined British supply ships sunk off Yorktown, Virginia, during the climactic campaign of the Revolutionary War. The talk will last approximately 45 minutes.   About the Speaker John Broadwater is the acting state underwater archaeologist with the Virginia Department of Historic Resources. From 1992 to 2010 he worked for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), first…

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Author’s Talk – The Road to Charleston: Nathanael Greene and the American Revolution

May 30, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Anderson House, 2118 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20008 United States
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Historian John Buchanan discusses and signs copies of his long-awaited sequel to The Road to Guilford Courthouse that brings the story of the war in the South to its dramatic conclusion. Nathanael Greene’s Southern Campaign was the most difficult of the war. With a supply line stretching hundreds of miles northward, it revealed much about the crucial military art of provision and transport. Insufficient manpower a constant problem, Greene attempted to incorporate black regiments into his army, a plan angrily rejected…

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June 2019

Dupont Kalorama Museum Walk Weekend

June 1, 2019 @ 11:00 am - June 2, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
Anderson House, 2118 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20008 United States
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Visit Anderson House and four other neighborhood museums for free during this annual event and enjoy our Revolutionary Reflections exhibition inspired craft. Explore the house at your own pace and speak with knowledgeable docents stationed in each room. Anderson House will be open from 11:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. on Saturday, June 1, 2019 and Sunday, June 2, 2019. To learn more about the participating museums, please visit the Dupont Kalorama Museum Consortium website.

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Lecture – Playing with Fire: From American Revolutionaries to French Revolution

June 11, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Anderson House, 2118 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20008 United States
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The upheaval and violence of the French Revolution threatened the lives of aristocratic officers of the Revolutionary War and colored their memories of the revolution in America. Julia Osman, associate professor of history and director of the Institute for the Humanities at Mississippi State University as well as our 2009 Tyree-Lamb Fellow, discusses her work exploring the impact of the American Revolution on the French officers who commanded it, the French soldiers who fought it and the French civilians who…

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