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September 14, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
Examine George Washington’s life and legacy in New Jersey, reading along in Ron Chernow, Washington: A Life with a State Park Service historian in a series of virtual monthly meetings.
Reading in advance is NOT required. Although offered as a series, each lecture stands on its own and assumes no prior knowledge. New participants are always welcome.
Wednesday, September 14, 2022 online at 7pm: Cincinnatus in Caesarea
George Washington weathers the worst winter of the Revolutionary War from headquarters in Morristown in 1779-80 and then travels a revolutionary route through New Jersey with Gen. Rochambeau in the summer of 1781 that will culminate in victory at Yorktown. Rockingham, near Princeton, serves as George Washington’s final wartime headquarters in 1783 as the Treaty of Paris is signed and the Commander-in-Chief issues his Farewell Orders to the Armies of the United States.
Suggested Reading: Ron Chernow, Washington: A Life Part Three: The General, Chapter 31: The Traitor – Chapter 37: Cincinnatus