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Huntington U: George Washington
The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
San Marino, CA
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Huntington U: George Washington
Thursdays, March 16 - April 20, 2017
10 a.m. -12 p.m

In his eulogy of George Washington, Richard Henry Lee famously said that he was, "First in war, first in peace, and first in the hearts of his countrymen." Yet how did Washington become that man? How did he become the first among equals of the founding brothers who created the United States, and why did they believe him worthy of veneration? This course explores that question by studying Washington's life and times. We will study what Washington was trying to do, and how he was trying to do it. Along the way, we will see how an ambitious provincial man became a revered statesman, and how a colonial Virginia planter grew to think of himself as an American citizen, and from a person who took owning slaves as a matter of course to someone who believed slavery was a stain on the American republic.

Class is held in the Seaver Classroom in the Munger Research Center. Please check in with Huntington staff in the Munger Lobby.

Reading list will be sent via email upon registration.

If you would like to be put on a wait list please call 626-405-2128. You will receive a call back ONLY if there is an opening.

Refunds will be issued only if cancellation is made at least 5 days prior to the event. Cancellations made within 5 days of the event will not be refunded.


The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens (View)
1151 Oxford Road
San Marino, CA 91108
United States



Minimum Age: 18
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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