Greetings! I hope each of you is doing well. Our next meeting is to be an online Zoom meeting scheduled for Wednesday, February 3, at 7 p.m. Our next speaker will be Don N. Hagist and he will speak on his new book, Noble Volunteers: The British Soldiers Who Fought in the American Revolution (Westholme, Nov. 2020). This book is the first full account of the British soldiers who came to America to defend an empire. This book received a terrific review in the Wall Street Journal. Rick Atkinson writes of it, “No one has studied the British enlisted ranks in the Revolution with greater diligence and insight than Don N. Hagist. Now he has given us a remarkable group portrait of these men, illuminating who they were, why and how they fought, and what their lives were like.”
Please let me know if you would like to attend the online Zoom meeting at Christian.McBurney@arentfox.com. I will then email you a Zoom link to the meeting on February 3, the day of the meeting.
We had a great online lecture by Ed Lengel, who spoke on his book on the Battles of Connecticut
Farms and Springfield. The lecture attracted a number of attendees from
New Jersey who lived in the area of the battlefields. We had 65 attend.
Come and meet others who share an interest in the American Revolution to enjoy fellowship and lively discussions over dinner, followed by an exciting presentation on some aspect of America's colonial, revolutionary or early national past. Our speakers are experts in their fields, and include professional as well as avocational historians and archeologists, many of whom are also published authors in the subjects about which they speak.
ARRT-DC meetings are held on the first Wednesday of March, April, May, September, October and November.
We issue an e-mail each month informing you of the scheduled speaker at the upcoming meeting and describing local American Revolution lectures and other events you could attend that month.
If you want to attend a meeting, receive the monthly newsletter/bulletin, and/or join our group, please send an e-mail to President Christian McBurney at firstname.lastname@example.org and Vice President Richard Rankin at Brandywinecreek@aol.com or Secretary Doug Bonforte at @email@example.com.
We meet in the very appropriate setting of the Mount Vernon Inn Restaurant, 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway, Alexandria VA 22309 just steps away from George Washington's fabled home.
Please park in the main car parking lot. The restaurant is located across the street to the right.
The hostess will show you to the reserved room where our members meet and socialize, with cash bar, until the meal is served.
Meetings usually start at 6:00 p.m. Upon your arrival, please tell one of the attendees that you are a guest and would like to meet one of the Club Officers.
Meetings include a reasonably priced dinner from the Inn's banquet menu, which includes soup or salad, main course, beverage, dessert and gratuity.
Your RSVP allows us to reserve the necessary number of places, and address if you have special dietary considerations. We ask that you RSVP and pay in advance. However, we can accommodate some who will pay at the door by special arrangement via e-mail, up until 24 hours before the meeting.
If you are interested in attending only the guest speaker's presentation before deciding to join, we request a $5.00 donation.
Please advise ARRT-DC by e-mail in advance (see above) if you plan to attend. We request you arrive NLT 6:45 pm and stand by the door to the meeting room. A Club Officer will greet and seat you.
Speaker presentations begin at about 7:00 p.m.
The meeting concludes at about 8:15 p.m.
Yearly dues are $25.00, payable in September.