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If Walls Could Talk

The Grandest Congress at Carlyle House

2021-04-14 12:00:00 2021-04-14 13:00:00 America/New_York If Walls Could Talk Virtual

Wednesday, April 14
12:00pm - 1:00pm

Add to Calendar 2021-04-14 12:00:00 2021-04-14 13:00:00 America/New_York If Walls Could Talk Join Carlyle House Site Manager, Andrea Cochrane Tracey, to discover why some argue that the seeds of independence may have been planted here in Alexandria. Registration required. Virtual

Join Carlyle House Site Manager, Andrea Cochrane Tracey, to discover why some argue that the seeds of independence may have been planted here in Alexandria. Registration required.

Six years after the founding of Alexandria, British troops arrived in the City to head west to battle against the French and Native Americans.  A meeting of colonial Governors was held at the grandest house in town to plan how the British could gain the upper hand in what would soon become known as the French and Indian War in the colonies and as the Seven Years’ War between France and Britain. 

Join the Carlyle House Site Manager, Andrea Cochrane Tracey, to discover the players at this meeting, the “scene” in Carlyle House for the meeting, the impression left by General Edward Braddock, and why some argue the seeds of independence may have been planted right here in Alexandria.

Registration required.

AGE GROUP: | Seniors | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Special Event | Local History |

TAGS: | History | Carlyle House | Alexandria history |

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