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Thursday, May 1 • 9:30am - 11:45am
Society of the Cincinnati Tour

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The Society of the Cincinnati welcomes attendees of the ARLIS/NA Washington conference for a special tour of our library and museum. The Society of the Cincinnati was founded at the close of the Revolutionary War by the officers of the Continental Army and their French counterparts who had fought together in struggle for American independence. Perpetuated by the descendants of the original officers, the Society is today a non-profit educational organization dedicated to the study and preservation of the history of the American Revolution. The Society maintains a special collections library and museum at its headquarters, Anderson House, a Beaux-Arts mansion that was formerly the home of a member. On view in the library will be treasures from the vault, including George Washington’s copy of Benjamin West’s A Discourse, Delivered to the Students of the Royal Academy (London, 1793) and Pierre L’Enfant’s original drawings for the insignia of the Society. There will also be a guided tour of the first and second floors of Anderson House, which showcase the rich collections of art and artifacts assembled by Larz and Isabel Anderson during the first third of the twentieth century. Also on view is the Society current special exhibition, "The Reward of Patriotism": Commemorating America’s Heroes of the War of 1812.

Maximum Participants: 20

Fee: Free

Accessibility: Walking and standing

Transportation: Please meet the tour shepherd near the 10th street hotel entrance 15 minutes prior to departure. Take the Metro's red line ($2.10 with SmarTrip card, $3.10 with paper card from Metro Center) to the Dupont Circle station (Q Street/North exit). At the top of the escalators, turn left on Q Street. In one block, turn left toward Massachusetts Avenue. Anderson House is across the street, to the right. Alternately, Metrobuses D2, D4, D6, N1, N2, N3, and G2 stop within one block of Anderson House.

NOTE: Due to the late addition of this tour, attendees must use this form to register:


Thursday May 1, 2014 9:30am - 11:45am EDT
Society of the Cincinnati 2118 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20008

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