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Revolutionary War Symposium

Alexandria History Museum at the Lyceum
201 S Washington St
Alexandria, Virginia 22314

Historic Alexandria strives to use history to spark curiosity & reflection. As we approach the upcoming 250th anniversary of our nation, examining our American Experiment is key. Explore topics with public historians during a one-day symposium in partnership with Emerging Revolutionary War. The American Revolution created waves across the world with its lasting impacts felt even today. This symposium will study the effects of this revolution that transformed governments and the governed across the globe.

It will be held at the Alexandria History Museum at The Lyceum (201 S. Washington Street) on Saturday, September 24, 2022. The schedule of the day is: 8:30 Coffee & Light Breakfast at the Alexandria History Museum at the Lyceum, 9:00 Speakers, 12:00 – 1:30 Lunch on your own in Old Town Alexandria, 1:30 Speakers, 5:00- 7:00 Happy Hour at Gadsby’s Tavern Museum (134 N. Royal Street)

Speakers
• Dr. Lindsay Chervinsky: “Peace and Inviolable Faith with All Nations: John Adams, Independence, and the Quest for Neutrality”
• Norman Desmarais: “Reevaluating Our French Allies: A New Look at Popular Assumptions of the French Army through the Diary of Count de Lauberdiere”
• Kate Gruber: “A Retrospective Revolution: England’s Long 17th Century and the Coming of Revolution in Virginia”
• Scott Stroh: “George Mason’s Declaration of Rights and Their Global Impact”
• Eric Sterner: “Britain, Russia, and the American War”

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