Mark your calendars for September 28, 2019!  Emerging Revolutionary War is excited to announce that we are partnering with Gadsby’s Tavern Museum and The Lyceum of Alexandria, VA to bring to you a day-long Symposium focusing on the American Revolution.


Alexandria is George Washington’s hometown and we feel is a great place for us to start this new endeavor. Historic “Old Town” Alexandria is home to dozens of museums and historic sites as well as great pubs, restaurants and shops. Gadsby’s Tavern Museum is the premier 18th century tavern museum in the country and is host to the famous annual George Washington Birthnight Ball.  The Lyceum: Alexandria’s History Museum will be our host location. Today The Lyceum serves as the City’s history museum and is a center of learning through lectures, demonstrations and exhibits.


This year’s theme is “Before They Were Americans” and will highlight several topic about the years leading up to the American Revolution. Our speakers include: Phillip Greenwalt, Katherine Gruber, William Griffith, Stephanie Seal Walters and Dr. Peter Henriques as the keynote.

Schedule for the day:

  • 8:30am Coffee
  • 9:00am William Griffith –  A proud, indolent, ignorant self sufficient set: The Colonists’ Emergence as a Fighting Force in the French and Indian War
  • 10:00am Stephanie Seal Walters – Smallpox to Revolution
  • 11:00am Dr. Peter Henriques – George Washington: From British Subject to American Rebel
  • 12:00 – 1:30 Lunch on your own in Old Town
  • 1:30pm Phillip Greenwalt – I wish this cursed place was burned: Boston and the Road to Revolution
  • 2:30pm Katherine Gruber – A Tailor-Made Revolution: Clothing William Carlin’s Alexandria
  • 3:30 – 4:00 Panel, Lead by Mark Maloy, Emerging Revolutionary War 

Registration is now open at or by calling 703-746-4242. Stay tuned as we highlight each of our speakers and their topics.