Host: The John Locke Foundation. The John Locke Foundation and Duplin Winery invite you to join us on October 10 and/or 11 at Duplin Winery for an afternoon and evening of wine, food, and conversation as General George Washington and General Sir William Howe discuss the causes, hardships, and events of the American Revolutionary War and the possibility of America’s survival.
Before he became the nation’s first President, Washington led the Continental Army from 1775 to 1783. He forced the British out of Boston, then lost New York City to Howe, and later crossed the Delaware River into Trenton, New Jersey, for a surprising victory. Despite Washington’s successes at Trenton and Princeton, Howe out-maneuvered him to take Philadelphia on September 26, 1777. Yet Howe was unable to crush the rebellion. Was he holding back? Rumor has it the general may have been sympathetic to the Patriot cause.
Two of America’s finest historical interpreters, both associated with The American Historical Theatre, will bring the famous generals to life. Dean Malissa has portrayed General Washington at Mount Vernon Estate & Gardens, the Smithsonian Institution, National Constitution Center, and the Chicago Historical Society. Robert Gleason presents his programs regularly for Valley Forge Elderhostel and the Freedom Foundation.
Don’t pass up the opportunity to hear each general’s side of the story and to ask questions of two famous icons.
Official Website: http://www.johnlocke.org/events/event.html?id=611
Added by insideronline on October 2, 2008