The Area 4 Fairfield Dames Book Group cordially invites Connecticut Dames to the George Washington, Duty Honor Country presentation by historian Art Gottlieb.
This event will take place in the Weston Library Community Room. The complementary buffet lunch includes Martha Washington’s Great Cake and George Washington’s Favorite Cherry Bounce Drink.
RSVP to Deanna Whittredge at (203) 256-8968.
Please note: The snow date for this event is April 2, 2020
Art Gottlieb is a popular local historian with more than 300 Architectural and Historical PowerPoint topics. For his George Washington presentation, Art uses many famous paintings by John Copley, Charles Peale, Gilbert Stuart, John Trumbull and Benjamin West to study Washington’s life. From birth on the family’s plantation at Ferry Farm, Pope’s Creek, VA, to becoming a surveyor of Culpepper County at age seventeen, we learn how Lawrence Washington’s wartime service influenced his brother in military affairs. As an aide to General Braddock, Commander of the VA Regiment and then elected Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army, this interesting discussion covers the victories and losses in the American Revolution, Washington’s marriage to Martha Dandridge Custis, the Constitutional Convention and Washington’s eventual election as President of the United States. After years of duty and honor to his country, George Washington’s final retirement to Mount Vernon was short lived upon his death at age 67 years.
No matter how well read you are on this subject, Art’s one-hour lecture will be thoroughly entertaining. He will touch upon Washington’s legacy, followed by a Q&A.
Art was formerly a professional curator of naval history and the Technical Director of Exhibits at the Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum in NYC. He served as an Auxiliary Officer of the U.S. Coast Guard for 17 years and Commander of Flotilla 7-2, 1st District Sector Long Island Sound North for 4 years.