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First Family: George Washington’s Heirs & the Making of America

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First Family: George Washington’s Heirs & the Making of America

February 15 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM EST

Cost: Free

This is a virtual program.Please visit here to register.

While it’s widely known in America that George and Martha Washington never had children of their own, few are aware that they raised numerous children together. In First Family, we see Washington as a father figure, and also meet the children he helped to raise. The children of Martha Washington’s son by her first marriage—Eliza, Patty, Nelly and Wash Custis—were born into life in the public eye. Raised in the country’s first “first family,” they remained well-known not only as Washington’s family, but also as keepers of his legacy throughout their lives. First Family brings new focus and attention to this neglected aspect of George Washington’s life and legacy. As the country grapples with concerns about political dynasties and the public role of presidential families, the saga of Washington’s family offers a human story of historical precedent.

Details

Date:
February 15
Time:
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Cost:
Free
Website:
https://www.masshist.org/events/first-family-george-washingtons-heirs-making-america

Organizer

Olivia Sayah
Phone:
6175361608
Email:
osayah@masshist.org
Website:
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Other

Format
lecture
Region
Greater Boston

Venue

Massachsetts Historical Society
1154 Boylston St
Boston, 02215
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Phone:
6175361608
Website:
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