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November 2019

Concert – Contemporary Ensemble

November 10, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Anderson House, 2118 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20008 United States
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Free

The Beau Soir Ensemble, a flute, viola and harp trio dedicated to the performance of standard and contemporary repertoire, plays works by American composers, both classical and contemporary. The concert will last approximately one hour. This is the third date in the fall American Music Series, which celebrates the history and variety of American music genres.   About the Performers Carole Bean, flute, is a native of Columbus, Ohio, who performs as the piccoloist with the National Symphony Orchestra. Ms.…

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Panel Discussion – American Veterans through Two Centuries

November 11, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Anderson House, 2118 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20008 United States
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Americans today honor the men and women who have served in our armed forces. We regard the payment of pensions and other veteran’s benefits as the fulfillment of our commitment to them and an expression of our appreciation for the sacrifices they have made for us. It has not always been so. Like so many aspects of our national culture, our traditions of honoring veterans are a legacy of the American Revolution. For Veterans Day the Institute presents an examination…

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Lunch Bite – A Pensioner of the Revolution

November 15, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
Anderson House, 2118 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20008 United States
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Join Deputy Director and Curator Emily Schulz Parsons for a discussion of the oil portrait A Pensioner of the Revolution, painted in 1830 by John Neagle (1796-1865), and its role in the struggle for federal pensions for Revolutionary War veterans. This somber and arresting view of a poor, elderly man hints at the financial struggles many soldiers of the Revolution faced after the war. According to the artist, the portrait depicts Joseph Winter, a German-born veteran who was living on the…

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December 2019

Holidays through History

December 6, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Anderson House, 2118 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20008 United States
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$30

Celebrate the holidays at Anderson House and two other neighborhood museums—Dumbarton House and Woodrow Wilson House—at this annual yuletide pilgrimage. Stroll through the three festively decorated mansions and learn about historical Christmas traditions. Each site will feature a cocktail inspired by their period, as well as crafts and light refreshments. Reservations suggested. Tickets cost $30 per person in advance; $35 at the door. Please note, during the program we will be a drop-off site for Dumbarton House’s coat drive to benefit…

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Concert – Holiday Vocals

December 8, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Anderson House, 2118 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20008 United States
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Free

Join us for music celebrating the holiday season performed by Jacqueline Neimat, an American lyric soprano. The concert will last approximately one hour. This is the final date in the fall American Music Series, which celebrates the history and variety of American music genres.   About the Performer Jacqueline Neimat is active in the Washington, D.C., area. Her performance venues have included the Embassies of Italy, Austria, Finland, Lebanon and Egypt. Overseas she has performed in Vienna, Austria, Cairo and,…

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