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Historic Alexandria Museum Educator Kristy Huettner will reveal how Hannah Griffith used her status, experience, and industriousness to make a new life for her and her eight young children in the late 18th century. Although her husband was a Church of England pastor, life changed dramatically in 1789 when she became widowed. Using her experience while serving as a "deputy husband" during the American Revolutionary War, she operated the prestigious Alexandria Coffee-House, which is one of the buildings that today are part of Gadsby's Tavern Museum. Guests will receive an email shortly after purchase with the Zoom meeting link, Meeting ID, and password. Please check junk mail before requesting assistance from the MuseumShop email below. Ticket sales will close at noon on March 11.
Relations between Ireland and France date back to the fifth century, when the first apostle to the Irish (not St. Patrick!) was sent to Ireland from Gaul, but from the seventeenth century on, Ireland was a frequent battleground between France and her great rival, England. Historian Jennifer Paxton explores how Ireland played a crucial role in French power politics in the ages ofLouis XIV and Napoleon, and how Irish exiles in their turn contributed to the building of modern France. Guests will receive an email with the Zoom meeting link, Meeting ID, and password shortly after purchasing a ticket. Please check junk mail before requesting assistance from the MuseumShop email below. Ticket sales will close at 4 p.m. March 15. Sponsored by the Alexandria-Caen Sister City Committee.
Rescheduled from September 2020 to May 2021


Gadsby’s Tavern Museum highlights the complexity of early America, but these challenges and uncertainties were rooted in what transpired before and during the Revolutionary War. In preparation for the 250th anniversary of 1776, explore topics with public historians during a one-day symposium in partnership with Emerging Revolutionary War.


Day includes the following speakers:


* Vanessa Smiley- American Revolutionary War from the Bottom Up; Southern Theater Misconceptions


* Michael Harris - General John Sullivan and the Battle of Brandywine


* Travis Shaw - Disaffected and Dangerous Persons: Loyalist Resistance in the Mid-Atlantic


* Mark Maloy - Drunk Hessians and Other Myths of the Ten Crucial Days


* John Rees - ’They Were Good Soldiers’: African Americans in the Continental Army