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September 2019

Concert – Classical Violin

September 15, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Anderson House, 2118 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20008 United States
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Akiko Kobayashi, violin, and Eric Siepkes, piano, perform works by well-known composers including Béla Bartóka, a Hungarian-born composer, pianist and ethnomusicologist, and Igor Stravinsky, a Russian-born composer, pianist and conductor, who became American citizens and New Yorkers in their later years. The concert will last approximately one hour. This is the first date in the fall American Music Series, which celebrates the history and variety of American music genres.   About the Performers New York-born violinist Akiko Kobayashi is an active solo and…

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Lunch Bite – Isabel Anderson’s Overseas Service in World War I

September 20, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
Anderson House, 2118 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20008 United States
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Sabine Fisher, museum collections manager, presents a scrapbook and medals from Isabel Anderson's overseas service with the American Red Cross during World War I. Isabel—already an active Red Cross member when the Great War broke out—was one of nearly thirty thousand American women who volunteered to serve with the organization on the Western Front. Her work in canteens and military hospitals in France and Belgium earned her honors from both nations, including the Croix de Guerre and Médaille de la…

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Author’s Talk—Quarters: The Accommodation of the British Army and the Coming of the American Revolution

September 26, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Anderson House, 2118 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20008 United States
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When Congress declared independence in 1776, it cited King George III “for quartering large bodies of armed troops among us.” In Quarters, John Gilbert McCurdy explores the social and political history behind this charge, offering the first authoritative account of the housing of British soldiers in America. Providing new interpretations and analysis of the Quartering Act of 1765, McCurdy sheds light on a misunderstood aspect of the American Revolution. Quarters also unearths the vivid debate in eighteenth-century America over the meaning…

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October 2019

Lecture – The American Revolution and the French Military Enlightenment

October 10, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Anderson House, 2118 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20008 United States
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Christy Pichichero, associate professor at George Mason University and the 2015 Tyree-Lamb Fellow of the American Revolution Institute, discusses her work on war and the Enlightenment in the context of French experiences during the American Revolution. French officers such as the marquis de Chastellux and the comte de Rochambeau—whose memoirs are a part of the Institute's rich archival collections—considered themselves to be “military philosophers” who brought Enlightenment philosophical spirit to global military enterprise. Dr. Pichichero sheds light on their analyses…

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Lunch Bite – A New Method of Macarony Making, as Practiced at Boston in North America

October 18, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
Anderson House, 2118 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20008 United States
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Join Executive Director Jack Warren for a discussion of a print depicting the practice of tarring and feathering, A New Method of Macarony Making, as Practiced at Boston in North America, published in London in 1774, along with a practical demonstration of the revolutionary art of tarring and feathering your opponents. The presentation will last approximately 30 minutes with time afterwards for up-close viewing of the print.

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