David Library Spring 2018 Lecture Series

      Wednesday, June 13 at 7:30 PM – Mary V. Thompson:  “’In a Private Manner, Without Parade or Funeral Oration’:  The Funeral George Washington Wanted, But Didn’t Get.” In his last will and testament, written in the summer of 1799, George Washington took care to note that he wanted a simple, private funeral, much like others in the extended Washington household had had over the years.  He died about five months after writing the will, and what he got in the way of a funeral was something altogether different.  Mary V. Thompson is the Research Historian of the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association at George Washington’s Mount Vernon.  She is the author of “In the Hands of a Good Providence”:  Religion in the Life of George Washington, and A Short Biography of Martha Washington.

Event date: 
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Event address: 
David Library of the American Revolution
1201 River Road
Washingtons Crossing, PA 18977
ISBN: 9780813927633
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Published: University of Virginia Press - October 9th, 2008

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ISBN: 9781944038243
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Published: Benna Books - December 19th, 2017



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