George Washington: America’s First Great Leader (Blacksburg)
As we acknowledge the anniversary of his birth on February 22, 1732 it is appropriate to honor the memory of George Washington’s service to us. History enthusiast Phillip Spence offers a more in depth look at the life and career of George Washington during this program. While most of us think we know George Washington, the first president of the United States, the “Father of our Country” whose face stares up at us from the dollar bill, myths have grown up around his life. But what do we know about his character, his attitude towards slavery, or Valley Forge, the defining moment in our War for Independence? And did he really cut down a cherry tree?
Thu Feb 21, 2013 6:30pm – 7:30pm Eastern Time
Blacksburg Library, 200 Miller Street, Blacksburg, VA 24060 (map)