Tag: George Washington

Lunch Bite – The Badge of Military Merit

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 […]

Author’s Talk – The Property of the Nation: George Washington’s Tomb, Mount Vernon, and the Memory of the First President

Matthew R. Costello, assistant director of the David M. Rubenstein National Center for White House History, discusses and signs copies of his book on George Washington’s tomb at Mount Vernon. In the nineteenth century, Washington’s resting place at his beloved Mount Vernon estate was increasingly popular among American citizens and, at times, as contested as his iconic […]

Lecture – Why George Washington’s Leadership is Still Important

Join the American Revolution Institute for a special lecture and reception in Charleston, South Carolina. On the eve of Carolina Day, Dr. David L. Preston, Westvaco Professor of National Security Studies at the Citadel, discusses George Washington’s enduring relevance to South Carolina and the nation. The evening will begin with a reception at 5:45 p.m., followed by […]

Lecture – The Swords of George Washington

This lecture was rescheduled from February 20 due to winter weather on the original date. Whether in the role of militia officer, commander of the Continental Army or president of the United States, a sword frequently hung by George Washington’s side. Nine of his swords are known to exist today, and each has a fascinating […]