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Verve Lecture: George Washington in Barbados


A young George Washington’s visit to Barbados influenced the American Revolution. Instead of a pleasant winter trip to an idyllic tropical paradise, George becomes seriously ill and, while recuperating, educates himself on the island’s military defenses. Join us to learn how this “working vacation” played an important role in General Washington’s career. Meanwhile, the Declaration of Independence may have had roots in Barbados and the Treaty of Oistins. Did Thomas Jefferson lift a major chunk of that treaty as basis for the document?

About the Speaker

Evan Weiner currently writes for the Daily Beast and is a frequent TV guest. He has written eight books about the business and politics of sports.

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Event Details


Tuesday, June 27, 11:00 AM12:30 PM

999 Wilmot Road
Scarsdale, NY 10583 United States


(914) 725-7300
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