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NYC’s Impact on George Washington from Morris-Jumel Mansion & Fraunces Tavern Museum

February 17, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

In honor of Presidents’ Day and George Washington’s Birthday, join our colleagues from Morris-Jumel Mansion and Fraunces Tavern Museum for a look at George Washington’s experiences in New York City, and how they played a formative role in his life and career.

The discussion will include updated information from Morris-Jumel Mansion about the experience of Washington’s enslaved valet, William Lee, during the five weeks that the house was used as the Continental Army’s headquarters in 1776. Lee’s story is part of an ongoing effort to recenter the Mansion’s historical narrative to include the voices of Black Americans and others who have been marginalized in the past.

Register for free here.