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March Public Programs

at Anderson House

A Musical Revolution

Saturday, March 14
4 p.m.
Free admission

The Historic Trumpets and the Historic Flutes of the U.S. Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps present A Musical Revolution, a presentation on martial and social music of the colonial era and the American Revolution. The program introduces the roles of the field, civic, and social musicians through performances of songs from the era and discussions of the historical context. The concert will feature music by Philidor, Mouret, Hyde, and Monteclaire.

Author's talk
Founding Friendships: Friendships between Men and Women in the Early American Republic
Tuesday, March 17
6 p.m.
Free admission

Cassandra A. Good, associate editor of the Papers of James Monroe, discusses and signs copies of her book on friendships between men and women in the early republic. By analyzing period letters, diaries, novels, and etiquette books, Dr. Good reveals that these types of friendships were shaped by republican ideas about virtue and revolutionary ideals of freedom and equality.

Copies of the book will be available for purchase, and a book signing will follow the lecture. Light refreshments will be served.

Lunch Bite
A pair of Japanese Imari porcelain bowls
Friday, March 20
12:30 p.m.
Free admission

Join Kendall Casey, museum education manager, as she presents a pair of Imari bowls and the history of the popular Japanese porcelain. The eighteenth-century bowls were acquired by Larz and Isabel Anderson for the Dining Room of their Washington home and remain on view there today.

Gilded Age and American Renaissance Palaces

Wednesday, March 25
6 p.m.
Free admission

Join us to celebrate the 110th anniversary of the completion of Anderson House. Richard Guy Wilson, Commonwealth Professor and Chair, Department of Architectural History, University of Virginia, investigates the design and architecture of the extravagant homes built between the Civil War and World War I, focusing on houses in Newport and Washington, D.C., including Anderson House. 

The American Revolution Institute of the Society of the Cincinnati promotes knowledge and appreciation of the achievement of American independence, fulfilling the aim of the Continental Army officers who founded the Society of the Cincinnati in 1783 to perpetuate the memory of that vast event. The Institute supports advanced scholarship, conducts public programs, advocates preservation and makes resources available to teachers and students to enrich understanding of our War for Independence and the principles of the men and women who secured the liberty of the American people.

The Institute's public programs are supported in part by a grant from the Massachusetts Society of the Cincinnati.
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