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April 2020

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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July 2020

Concert – A Second of July Celebration of the Women’s Suffrage Centennial

July 2, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Virtual
Free

https://youtu.be/-piH2OVS3Sk John Adams—the father of American independence if ever there was one—predicted that “the Second Day of July 1776, will be the most memorable Epocha, in the History of America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated, by succeeding Generations, as the great anniversary Festival.” The second of July is the day the Continental Congress adopted Richard Henry Lee’s resolution “that these United Colonies are, and of right ought to be, free and independent States . . .…

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August 2020

Video Lunch Bite – Mapping Revolutionary New York

August 15, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
Virtual
Free
Detail of "A Map of the Province of New York, with Part of Pensilvania, and New England" from our library collection.

https://youtu.be/0x7MgukEDmQ   Join historian Kieran O’Keefe for a discussion of eighteenth-century mapmaking, focusing on a 1775 map of New York. Based on a survey by British military engineer John Montresor, the map depicts New York and parts of neighboring colonies, and includes the topography of the Hudson highlands and the Hudson-Lake Champlain corridor, a region heavily contested during the Revolutionary War.

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