Gadsby’s Tavern Museum Hosting George Washington Lecture October 12

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Join Dr. Peter Henriques, Professor Emeritus of History from George Mason University, as he presents “The Man in the Middle: Washington’s Relationship with the Marquis de Lafayette and Gouverneur Morris” on Wednesday, October 12, at Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, 134 North Royal Street, in Old Town Alexandria.

In “The Man in the Middle,” Professor Henriques will examine how George Washington used political skills to influence his colleagues and compatriots. While Lafayette and Morris were often at odds in the aftermath of the French Revolution, they were united in their unquestioned admiration and affection for George Washington. These relationships not only reveal Washington’s remarkable political skills, but also shine interesting and surprising light on his personality.

Lecture tickets cost $12 per person and $10 for members of Gadsby’s Tavern Museum Society and Gadsby’s Tavern Museum volunteers. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the lecture begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets may be purchased by calling 703.746.4242 or through the online shop at

In the late 18th and early 19th centuries, Gadsby’s Tavern was the center of social and political life in Alexandria and the new Federal City of Washington.  The tavern served as the premier gathering place for residents – including Washington – and visitors to eat, drink, learn, and influence history.

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