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GEORGE WASHINGTON at HARBOR RIDGE MIDDLE SCHOOL

  This is the fifth year that George Washington has personally appeared at Harbor Ridge, a middle school in Gig Harbor, Washington.  Students prepared a welcome sign that reflects their enthusiasm to hear from the first president. They knew they could ask any...

FARMER GEORGE WASHINGTON

For a recent presentation to students, I was asked to talk about agriculture in Washington’s life. After his birth on his father’s Popes Creek plantation, the agricultural life was Washington’s usual environment from his earliest days—the tobacco crops, the kitchen...

TURNING POINTS IN THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION

Turning Points in the American Revolution Last September my wife, Sandy, and I visited several Revolutionary War battle sites in upstate New York and Vermont. Our tour guide identified some of those battles as “turning points” in the war, but they are little known by...

PAUL REVERE : HOW MANY RIDES? HOW MANY RIDERS?

GEORGE WASHINGTON SPEAKS BLOG ARTICLES OUR ARTICLES ARE CURRENT SO CHECK BACK AND KEEP UP ON OUR EVENTS AND NEWEST VIDEOS.   Paul Revere is best known for his “midnight ride” the night of April 18, 1775, to warn colonists in Lexington and Concord that an armed...

GEORGE WASHINGTON’S CHILDHOOD

GEORGE WASHINGTON SPEAKS BLOG ARTICLES OUR ARTICLES ARE CURRENT SO CHECK BACK AND KEEP UP ON OUR EVENTS AND NEWEST VIDEOS.   Have you ever wondered how George Washington came to be the trusted leader of the American Revolution and the new nation? What early...

MEETING JOHN ADAMS

GEORGE WASHINGTON SPEAKS BLOG ARTICLES OUR ARTICLES ARE CURRENT SO CHECK BACK AND KEEP UP ON OUR EVENTS AND NEWEST VIDEOS.   In early October I spent four days in Boston, exploring the seeds of the American Revolution, and the locations where those seeds...