Gadsby’s Tavern Museum Hosts George Washington Lecture March 21 for Women's History Month

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Women’s History Month Event Examines Washington’s Relationship with Sally Fairfax 

Join Dr. Peter Henriques, Professor Emeritus of History from George Mason University, as he continues to explore the many facets of the “Father of our Country” through his lectures. Don’t miss his latest lecture at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 21, at Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, 134 North Royal Street.

For Women’s History Month, Dr. Henriques will examine George Washington’s relationship with Sally Fairfax, one of the most fascinating, controversial, and revealing relationships of his life. In his lecture, “Votary of Love,” Dr. Henriques summarizes what we know, what we don’t know, and what we can reasonably surmise about our first President’s first, if not greatest, love.

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.

For more information, call 703.746.4242 or visit