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Profs & Pints: The Women Behind George Washington
The Bier Baron Tavern
Washington, DC
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Profs & Pints: The Women Behind George Washington
Profs and Pints presents: The Women Behind George Washington, a look at strong women in the founding era, with Denver Brunsman, associate professor of history at George Washington University and lecturer at Mount Vernon.

If it's President's Day, it's time for Profs and Pints audience favorite Denver Brunsman to take the stage with a talk that brings our nation's early history to life.

Come join him for a talk on how George Washington, known as Americas Founding Father, hardly founded the country on his own, but instead got help from founding mothers, sisters, and daughters in bringing to life the United States.

Raised by a resilient single mother, Washington secured his status as an elite gentleman and political leader through his marriage to the wealthy widow Martha Dandridge Custis.

As one of Americas few early leaders without a college education, Washington also carried a lifelong intellectual insecurity that made him especially open to counsel from women and men alike. Among the women from whom he sought advice and took inspiration were Philadelphia socialite Elizabeth Willing Powel, the African American poet Phillis Wheatley, and the English historian Catharine Macaulay Graham. He credited these and other strong women as the best patriots who made the American founding possible.

Come learn about the crucial role that these women played in Washington's thinking, in our nation's attainment of independence, and in the creation of our Republic. Behind this great man were a bunch of women who deserve their time in the limelight.

In what has become a Presidents Day tradition, Professor Brunsman will combine his lecture with songs and odes to Americas first president. This is a holiday celebration not to be missed. Huzzah! Huzzah! Huzzah! (Advance tickets: $12. Doors: $15, save $2 with a student ID. Listed time is for doors. Talk starts 30 minutes later. Please allow yourself time to place any orders and get seated and settled in.)


The Bier Baron Tavern (View)
1523 22nd St NW
Washington, DC 20037
United States


Education > Classes
Other > Holiday
Other > Political

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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