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2nd Saturday Civil War Lecture Series: Life & Death of John A. Washington III
September 11, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
In person in the Lincoln Gallery at ACFL&MH
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This presentation will tell the true story of the life and death of John Augustine Washington III, General Robert E. Lee’s beloved aide-de-camp in Western Virginia during the First Year of the Civil War. Washington was the great-great-grandnephew of the first president, and was the last Washington family member to own Mount Vernon before it was sold to the Mount Vernon Ladies Association in 1858.
Maria McKelvey is an award-winning writer, educator, actress, singer, and musician. An avowed storyteller, she combines her many talents to create innovative programs weaving history, literature, music, and art. She performs in community theatre and gives living history presentations as Beatrix Potter, Louisa May Alcott, Dr. Eliza Hughes, and other historical characters. Schools, libraries, historical societies, and civic organizations are a few of the venues where she has performed.
Maria is a native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and now resides in an antebellum townhouse in historic “Victorian Old Town,” Wheeling, West Virginia.
2nd Saturday Lectures are made possible by the Massey Charitable Trust.
Free and open to the public. No reservations required.