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March 2020

Author’s Talk – 1774: The Long Year of Revolution

March 5, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Anderson House, 2118 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20008 United States
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Historian Mary Beth Norton of Cornell University, discusses and signs copies of her new book analyzing the revolutionary change that took place between December 1773 and April 1775—from the Boston Tea Party and the first Continental Congress to the Battles of Lexington and Concord. Drawing extensively on pamphlets, newspapers and personal correspondence, Dr. Norton reconstructs colonial political discourse as it happened, showing the vigorous campaign mounted by conservatives criticizing congressional actions. But by then it was too late. In early…

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EVENT CANCELLED: Lunch Bite – The Badge of Military Merit

March 20, 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 Deputy Director and Curator Emily Schulz Parsons for a discussion of the Badge of Military Merit, the first military decoration for enlisted men and the precursor to the modern Purple Heart. Declaring that “the road to glory in a patriot army and a free country is … open to all,” George Washington established the badge in August 1782 to recognize distinguished conduct and to encourage “virtuous ambition” and…

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EVENT CANCELLED: Concert – Can’t Help Singing

March 21, 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 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.  Nancy Peery Marriott, soprano, and David Chapman, piano, return to Anderson House for a performance of classical music for voice and piano. The performance will include favorites composed by John Duke, George Gershwin and Rodgers and Hammerstein. The concert will last approximately one hour. Registration is required for this free event.   About the Performers Nancy Peery Marriott has appeared extensively in concert, oratorio and recital throughout the…

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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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