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Meet George Washington

Presented by Dr. Michael Norris

2020-02-29 14:00:00 2020-02-29 15:00:00 America/New_York Meet George Washington Declared at his death “First in peace, first in war, and first in the hearts of his countrymen,” George Washington is revered even today. Watchung branch

Saturday, February 29
2:00pm - 3:00pm

Add to Calendar 2020-02-29 14:00:00 2020-02-29 15:00:00 America/New_York Meet George Washington Declared at his death “First in peace, first in war, and first in the hearts of his countrymen,” George Washington is revered even today. Watchung branch

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Declared at his death “First in peace, first in war, and first in the hearts of his countrymen,” George Washington is revered even today.

Through works of art often drawn from area museums, such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Delaware Art Museum, and the New-York Historical Society, see how artists of his own time portrayed him for posterity and how that posterity, through its own crop of artists, commemorated his deeds.

Mike got his BA in classics from the University of California at San Diego and his MA in classics and Ph.D. in art history at the Museum of Art in New York and has lectured on trips all over the world. He lives in Teaneck, New Jersey. 

During the Revolutionary War, General George Washington used the protection of the Watchung mountains to erect the first and second Middlebrook encampments in the Washington Valley between the ridges. This position on the high ground also allowed him to monitor the area between Perth Amboy and New Brunswick as well as to identify and disturb British movements between Manhattan and Philadelphia.

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