Distinguished Scholar Lecture Series
at the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum
Funded by the Horatio Hall Whitridge and Gracia Grieb Whitridge Lecture Series Endowment
A Colonial Williamsburg Admissions Ticket, Museum Pass, or Good Neighbor Card provides access for the public for most lectures. See individual lecture descriptions for any additional ticket or reservation requirements.
George Washington lecture series
Dr. Peter Henriques will present:
The Return of George Washington: 1783-1789 -
April 12, 5:30
George Washington and the Creation of Nationhood: 1789-1797 - April 13, 5:30
George Washington's Final Retirement: 1797-1799 - April 20, 5:30
$5 with museum admission, Free reservation for CW employees and W&M Faculty and students.
Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at 5:00 p.m.
The Quartet: Orchestrating the Second American Revolution, 1783-1789
Pulitzer prize winner, Joseph Ellis will discuss his newest book, "The Quartet." During an illustrated lecture Dr Ellis will argue that American nationhood was a result of the efforts of George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, John Jay and James Madison, with the suport of three others, creating, adopting and implementing the United States Constitution. Come hear the unexpected story of how and why the thirteen colonies, having just fought off the imposition of a distant centralized governing power, would subordinate themselves to a new form of government. A book-signing will follow the lecture. For more information on this speaker please visit www.prhspeakers.com.
$5.00 ticket in addition to Museum admissions, free reservation for CWF employees and volunteers, W&M students and faculty
Look for more information soon about these and other upcoming Distinguished Scholar Lectures.
Programs and exhibitions at the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum are supported by the DeWitt Wallace Endowment Fund.