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Revolutionary War Lecture Series: George Washington's Life and Legacy

Venue: 
Yorktown Victory Center
200 Water Street
Yorktown, VA 23690
United States

George Washington, his life and legacy, will be the theme of this fall’s Revolutionary War evening lecture series at the Yorktown Victory Center, featuring authors of recent books. Thursday, September 24 – Edward J. Larson, author of "The Return of George Washington, 1783-1789," holds the Hugh & Hazel Darling Chair in Law at Pepperdine University. He is a Fulbright Senior Scholar and recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for History. Tuesday. October 20 – Philip Levy, author of "Where the Cherry Tree Grew: The Story of Ferry Farm, George Washington’s Boyhood Home," is a historian and archaeologist.He is a co-leader of the excavation of Ferry Farm and currently is an associate professor at the University of South Florida. Tuesday, October 27 – Jonathan Horn, author of "The Man Who Would Not Be Washington: Robert E. Lee’s Civil War and His Decision That Changed American History," is a former White House speechwriter. Tuesday, November 10 – T.H. Breen will speak on the topic of his forthcoming book, "George Washington’s Journey: The President Forges a New Nation." He is the James Marsh Professor at Large at the University of Vermont and a Visiting Research Fellow at the Thomas Jefferson International Center at Monticello in Charlottesville. Admission is free to the lectures, all starting at 7 p.m. Advance reservations are recommended by calling (757) 253-4572 or emailing rsvp@jyf.virginia.gov.