How Washington Taught Himself To Be a General

Sunday, September 15, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Join Adrienne Harrison, PhD for a free lecture on how George Washington educated himself in the art of being a general…and then ignored the traditional rules of warfare in the attacks on Trenton and Princeton.

This lecture will be accompanied by the first-time exhibition of a copy of one of the military manuals in Washington’s personal library. His copy is currently in the collection of the Boston Anthenaeum.

This lecture will be held on Sunday, September 15 at 2 PM in the Washington Crossing Historic Park Visitor Center.

Registration opens August 1. Please call the park Visitor Center at (215) 493-4076 to register.

Dr. Harrison is a graduate of West Point and a former assistant professor of American History at the US Military Academy at West Point.  She is the author of A Powerful Mind: The Self Education of George Washington.