This week on The Historians Podcast with Bob Cudmore, Bruce Chadwick, author of The General and Mrs. Washington: The Untold Story of a Marriage and a Revolution talks about joy and tragedy in the lives of George and Martha Washington. Chadwick was a featured speaker at the George Washington Symposium organized earlier this year by the Fort Plain Museum. [Read more…] about Bruce Chadwick: The General and Mrs. Washington
In his 1891 memoir, Rev. W.W. Crane recalled growing up in the town of Nelson, on a farm three miles east of the village of Cazenovia, New York. He attended school at Jackson’s Corners, a half-mile east, where he “fell in” with an African American boy he called “black Jerry.”
Crane remembered Jerry, “though very meek and innocent, was so taunted, on account of his color, that he went to the brook and tried to wash off the black, and while his tears fell like rain drops on the water, he pushed his hand to the bottom and brought the sand and tried to scour off the black.” The two became intimate friends, and Crane learned that Jerry’s father had a been a soldier in the Revolutionary War and General George Washington’s cook. [Read more…] about Plymouth Freeman: American Revolution Veteran, Former Slave
The banks of the Potomac River represent an odd place to build a national city, a place that would not only serve as the seat of government for the nation, but also as an economic, cultural, and intellectual hub. Still in 1790, the United States Congress passed the Residence Act and mandated that it would establish a new, permanent capital along the banks of the Potomac River. Why?
In this episode of Ben Franklin’s World: A Podcast About Early American History Adam Costanzo, a Professional Assistant Professor of History at Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi and author of George Washington’s Washington: Visions for the National Capital in the Early American Republic (University of Georgia Press, 2018), joins us to consider questions of the National capital’s location and construction. [Read more…] about The Early History of Washington, D.C.
Fraunces Tavern Museum in Manhattan, will present a lecture by Colin G. Calloway, author of The Indian World of George Washington (Oxford Univ. Press, 2018) about Native American land, power, people that shaped George Washington’s life at key moments, and also shaped the early history of the nation.
Calloway is John Kimball Jr. 1943 Professor of History and Native American Studies at Dartmouth College. His previous books include A Scratch of the Pen and The Victory with No Name. [Read more…] about The Indian World of George Washington Lecture in NYC
The Fort Plain Museum has announced a George Washington’s Birthday Symposium, set for Saturday, February 16, 2019, at The Fulton-Montgomery Community College, 2805 NY-67, Johnstown.
Four renown historians/authors will present on Washington; Edward G. Lengel with “Setting the Example: George Washington’s Military Leadership,” Bruce Chadwick with “George & Martha,” William Larry Kidder with “George Washington’s Ten Crucial Days: Trenton and Princeton,” and Norman J. Bollen, “George Washington and the Mohawk Frontier.” [Read more…] about George Washington Symposium in Fort Plain
This week on The Historians podcast, Norm Bollen, chairman of the board of the Fort Plain Museum, discusses his book George Washington and the Mohawk Frontier. [Read more…] about George Washington and the Mohawk Frontier
The Fort Plain Museum has announced a George Washington’s Birthday Symposium, set for Saturday, February 16, 2019.
Four historians and authors will present on Washington: Edward G. Lengel will present “Setting the Example: George Washington’s Military Leadership;” Bruce Chadwick will present “George & Martha;” William Larry Kidder will present “George Washington’s Ten Crucial Days: Trenton and Princeton;” and Norman J. Bollen who will present “George Washington and the Mohawk Frontier.” [Read more…] about George Washington’s Birthday Symposium in Fort Plain
Knox’s Headquarters in Vails Gate has announced a celebration of George Washington’s birthday on Sunday, February 17th.
Tours of the headquarters will be held at 10 am, 11 am, 12 pm, 1 pm, 2 pm and 3 pm, with a small cannon firing at 11:45 am, 1:45 pm, and 3:45 pm. [Read more…] about Washington’s Birthday at Knox’s Headquarters
How do historians and biographers reconstruct the lives of people from the past?
Good biographies rely on telling the lives of people using practiced historical methods of thorough archival research and the sound interrogation of historical sources. But what does this practice of historical methods look like?
In this episode of Ben Franklin’s World: A Podcast About Early American History, the final episode in the Omohundro Institute’s Doing History series about biography, Erica Dunbar, the Charles and Mary Beard Professor of History at Rutgers University and author of Never Caught: The Washingtons’ Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave Ona Judge (Simon & Schuster, 2017), takes us into the archives to show us how she recovered the life of Ona Judge. You can listen to the podcast here: www.benfranklinsworld.com/212
This year’s Sons of the Revolution George Washington Birthday Ball has been set for Friday, February 22, 2019 at 7 pm, at the Union Club, located at 101 East 69th Street (at Park Avenue), New York.
This year’s George Washington Birthday Ball will be held on the date of George Washington’s birthday, and will commemorate the 300th anniversary of the commencement of the construction of the building that became Fraunces Tavern. [Read more…] about Fraunces Tavern Marking Building’s 300th Anniversary