Washington 2.0 Symposium

May 19, 9:00am – 5:00pm. Washington 2.0 Symposium: Understanding George Washington Through a Contemporary Lens

Join us for a day-long program, led by esteemed historians and scholars, offering a new perspective on the nation’s first president, George Washington. “Washington 2.0 Symposium – Understanding George Washington Through a Contemporary Lens” will be held on Thursday, May 19, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Holcombe Education Center and Webb Barn.

The Symposium will feature a keynote address by Russell Shorto, author of the national bestselling books “The Island at the Center of the World” and “Revolution Song,” as well as presentations by Walt Woodward, Connecticut State Historian; Francis Coan, Tunxis Community College History Professor; and Jessie MacLeod, Associate Curator at Mount Vernon. Topics will include Connecticut and the Revolution, How Troops Moved Logistically, Washington and Slavery, and Washington/Venture Smith.

The Symposium is sponsored in part by a grant from The Society of the Cincinnati in the State of Connecticut.

Tickets for the Washington 2.0 Symposium are $55 / Museum and NSCDA-CT members and $65 / general public. Price includes continental breakfast, lunch, an informal tour of the Museum’s three historic houses and exhibitions, and a wine and cheese reception. Service fees apply.

Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum
211 Main Street, Wethersfield, CT 06109