George Washington & Colonial Maps Sat July 11, 1 PM, historian and author Barnet Schecter FREE, at St. Paul’s Church N.H.S.

St. Paul’s Church National Historic Site
897 South Columbus Avenue, Mt. Vernon, NY
Special free Programs in July 2015
 
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Sat., July 11, open from Noon to 4 PM
Washington’s Maps  
At 1 PM, historian and author Barnet Schecter explores the public life and military career of George Washington through a remarkable series of 18th century maps in the possession of the commanding general of the Continental army and our nation’s first President.  In an innovative presentation, Mr. Schechter utilizes the maps to chronicle Washington’s participation in the French and Indian War, the American Revolution and the founding of the republic.  Following the talk, tour the historic church and cemetery, one of the nation’s oldest burial yards.
 
Wed., July 15, 1 PM
Bayonets, Musket Balls & Ship’s Bread
The Wednesday series features a costumed demonstration about the life of a Revolutionary War soldier; refreshments provided.
 
Wed., July 22, 1 PM
A Clash of Cultures: Anne Hutchinson’s Brief life near St. Paul’s Church
A presentation exploring the interface between the local Lenape Indians, the Dutch commercial colony of New Netherland and the bold Puritan rebel Anne Hutchinson near St. Paul’s in the 1640s.
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