SMART Town Lecture: Enigma of Genius - The Genius of George Washington

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Name: SMART Town Lecture: Enigma of Genius - The Genius of George Washington
Date: October 30, 2019
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM EDT
Event Description:
SMART Town Lectures
Wednesday, October 30 7:00 pm
Regular Museum Admission: Members Free; Non-Members $5/Adult and $3/Seniors and Students
Smart Towns is a lifelong learning program led by educational, non-profit organizations in Rochester, Rochester Hills and Oakland Township.  The Smart Towns ‘partners’ work together to provide a unique series of programs exploring one theme for the year.  The 2019 theme is Enigma of Genius. For a full schedule visit https://smarttowns.rhpl.org
 
The Genius of George Washington
George Washington is rightly remembered as the “indispensable man” of the American founding, famous for both exercising and renouncing authority.  As commander of the Continental Army, president of the Constitutional Convention, and precedent-setting first U.S. president, the “father of his country” was admired by both contemporaries and later generations, by foreigners as well as countrymen.  And yet he also was and remains difficult to fully know and explain—the very definition of an enigma.  What was it about Washington that made him such an effective leader, the most trusted figure in America and a standard by which other world leaders would come to be measured? What, indeed, was his “genius”?  Join Rochester University Professor of History Dr. David Greer to revisit one of the greatest Americans who ever lived.
Location:
The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm, 1005 Van Hoosen Rd., Rochester Hills, MI
Date/Time Information:
Wednesday, October 30
7:00 pm
Contact Information:
248-656-4663
Fees/Admission:
Regular Museum Admission:
Members Free; Non-Members $5/Adult and $3/Seniors and Students
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