Maurizio Valsania discusses “First Among Men: George Washington and the Myth of American Masculinity”


George Washington has often been depicted as America at its unflinching best: tall, shrewd, determined, resilient, stalwart, and tremendously effective in action. But this aggressive and muscular version of Washington is largely a nineteenth-century creation. Without diminishing Washington’s extraordinary legacy, Valsania catalogs how later generations projected their own understandings of what made a “great man” onto Washington’s facade and tests these depictions against the material and documentary evidence Washington left behind. The result is the George Washington Prize–winning book for 2023.

First 2024 Civic Season Info Session


Civic Season is held each year between Juneteenth and July 4 and is organized by Made By Us, an organization that works to engage young generations in civics and history. Whether your organization has participated in Civic Season in past years or is looking to participate this year, you are invited to a free information session on January 18 at 4 p.m. eastern.

Revolutionary Road Trip Seminar & Panel

S. Dillon Ripley Center 1100 Jefferson Drive SW, Washington D.C., DC, United States

Join PBS television host Darley Newman and a panel of four travel and history experts on January 18th, 2024 from 6:45pm to 8:15pm either in person at the Ripley Center in Washington D.C. or virtually through zoom as they take you along for a journey exploring American Revolution historic sites, battlefields and great local dining options. They will be sharing these hidden gems alongside historical discussion and rarely told stories about the American Revolution!

$20 – $40

Dennis Farm Charitable Land Trust’s 2024 Lonaé A. Moore Forum

Museum of the American Revolution 101 S 3rd St, Philidelphia, PA, United States +1 more

In collaboration with the Museum of the American Revolution, the Dennis Farm Charitable Land Trust is set to host the seventh annual Lonaé A. Moore Forum, titled "It Begins with Each of Us: Fostering Racial Understanding."


Revealing the Route – Digging into the Past: Battlefield Archaeology


Each session features a special speaker or historic site on the trail. So come along! And discover the lesser-known people and places that carried America to independence!

This session features historian and archaeologist Wade Catts discussing battlefield archaeology!


“Travels with Darley: Revolutionary Road Trip New Jersey” Premiere Screening

Morris Museum 6 Normandy Heights Road, Morristown, NJ, United States

Join our friends at the Morris Museum on Sunday, February 18th at 2:00pm for the premiere screening of “Travels with Darley: Revolutionary Road Trip New Jersey!” This event is sponsored in part by the Morris Museum, the Morris County Economic Development Alliance and Tourism Bureau’s 250th and Film Committees, and the American Battlefield Trust.