George Washington, Namesake of our Round Table

Our next meeting: Hybrid, but Try to Come to Mt Vernon Inn

Greetings! Our next meeting is to be a hybrid meeting on Wednesday, March 8. We will be meeting in person at the Mount Vernon Inn at 6 p.m. (social hour) and 6:30 p.m. (dinner). For those who want to attend remotely, the Zoom meeting will start at 7 p.m. or so. Please let me know by responding to me if you would like to attend the meeting in-person (which we much prefer) or by Zoom. 

Thanks to Jack Buchanan for his fine presentation.

If you can attend in-person, please fill out the attachment, indicate if you want meat or salmon for dinner, and mail it soon to Richard Rankin at the address indicated, with a check included, or email it to him and pay at the door (at
If you can only attend by Zoom, I will email you a Zoom link to the meeting the day of the meeting. Feel free to share this email with a friend who or family member whom you think may be interested.

Our next speaker will be Eugene A. Procknow, a member of our ARRT. He will be speaking on his book, William Hunter, Finding Free Speech: The Son of a British Soldier Who Became an Early American (Oxford Southern, 2022).

 If you live in or plan to visit the Washington, DC area, you are cordially invited to attend the next meeting of the ARRT-DC.

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. 

"Conversation should be pleasant without scurrility, witty without affectation, free without indecency, learned without conceitedness, novel without falsehood." ~William Shakespeare

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  and and Vice President Richard Rankin at or Secretary Doug Bonforte at
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.