George Washington and the Battle for the Nation's Capital
Bernard and Irene Schwartz Distinguished Speakers Series
Richard Brookhiser, Dale Gregory (moderator)
Thu, November 9th, 2017 | 6:30 pm
(Members $24)


The American Revolution reached a terrifying peak when British forces encroached on the young, embattled nation’s seat of government in Philadelphia. Follow General George Washington’s fight to save the capital, including the Battle of Brandywine—the Revolution’s largest and longest single-day conflict—and discover what forced the Continental Army to encamp at Valley Forge.

Richard Brookhiser is a senior fellow at the National Review Institute and the author of Founding Father: Rediscovering George Washington. Dale Gregory (moderator) is Vice President for Public Programs at the New-York Historical Society.


The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024


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