Tag: George Washington

Virtual Author’s Talk – George Washington, the Society of the Cincinnati, and the Origins of American Neutrality

George Washington and his cabinet issued the Neutrality Proclamation in 1793 to shield the United States from European warfare. This proclamation owed its existence to numerous sources, including Washington’s military experiences and European diplomatic precedents. A lesser known, but highly influential, inspiration came from the Society of the Cincinnati, whose French members had served alongside […]

Virtual Author’s Talk – The Cabinet: Washington and the Creation of an American Institution

Lindsay Chervinsky speaks online about her book "The Cabinet."

Lindsay M. Chervinsky discusses The Cabinet: Washington and the Creation of an American Institution, an examination of the extralegal creation of the president’s advisory body in response to the threats facing George Washington and the first administration. The book also demonstrates the importance of Washington’s military experience to the formation of the presidency and the federal government. Faced with […]

EVENT CANCELLED: Lunch Bite – The Badge of Military Merit

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 […]