The Untold War at Sea: America’s Revolutionary Privateers

Action at sea played a critical role in European and Anglo-American conflicts throughout the eighteenth century. Yet the oft-told narrative of the American Revolution tends to focus on battles on American soil or the debates and decisions of the Continental Congress. The Untold War at Sea: America's Revolutionary Privateers is the first book to place American privateers […]

The Art and Science of Siege Warfare in the American Revolution

The Society of the Cincinnati Anderson House 2118 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC, United States

Join The America Revolution Institute of The Society of Cincinnati and historian Glenn F. Williams of the U.S. Army Center of Military History for a lecture discussing the art and […]

“A Kind of Partisan War”: An Overview of Archaeological Research on the Southern Campaign of the American Revolution, 1780-1782

The Society of the Cincinnati Anderson House 2118 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC, United States

Dear Associates and Friends of the American Revolution Institute: This is a friendly reminder that the American Revolution Institute's next lecture will be held tomorrow at 6:30 p.m. EST. This lecture will feature Dr. Steven Smith of the University of South Carolina discussing the results from his twenty years of archaeological investigations surrounding the Revolutionary […]

Lecture – In League with Liberty: The Persistence of Patriots of Color and the Formation of the First Rhode Island Regiment of the Continental Army

The Society of the Cincinnati Anderson House 2118 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC, United States

To mark the anniversary of an important vote on February 14, 1778, in the Rhode Island general assembly that allowed African Americans and Indigenous peoples to enlist for service, historian Robert A. Geake discusses the important story of the “black regiment,” from its formation, heroism and misfortune, to the legacy left by those who enlisted to earn their freedom.

Upcoming Lecture – François-Jean de Chastellux and American Independence

The Society of the Cincinnati Anderson House 2118 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC, United States

François-Jean Chastellux, a major general in the French army, member of the Society of the Cincinnati, and cousin of the marquis de Lafayette, played a central role in the Franco-American alliance during the Revolutionary War. Recently, a collection of more than four thousand pages of Chastellux’s private papers were discovered at his estate in Burgundy, France, by historian Dr. Iris De Rode.

Upcoming Author’s Talk – The Wandering Army: The Campaigns that Transformed the British Way of War

The Society of the Cincinnati Anderson House 2118 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC, United States

Drawn from his research using archival sources housed in the Society of the Cincinnati’s library collections as one of our 2019 fellows, historian Huw Davies challenges the existing consensus that the eighteenth-century British army was an amateur and unprofessional organization while demonstrating that its officers and soldiers took the profession of arms seriously.

Art in Bloom DC 2023 at the Anderson House

The Society of the Cincinnati Anderson House 2118 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC, United States

Art in Bloom DC, hosted by the American Revolution Institute of the Society of the Cincinnati, opens today! This unique experience will dazzle visitors to Anderson House over the next four days.

Free – $36

Upcoming Lecture – The Surveyor’s Eyes: Mapping Empire in the Era of the American Revolution

The Society of the Cincinnati Anderson House 2118 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC, United States

Prior to the outbreak of war in 1775, British surveyors came to North America and the West Indies in unprecedented numbers. Their images of coastlines, forts, and frontiers helped win the French and Indian War and pictured a triumphant British Atlantic world. The American Revolution shattered this vision of peace, commerce, and settlement.

The Siege of Yorktown Battlefield Tour

American Revolution Museum at Yorktown 200 Water Street, Yorktown, VA, United States

Spend the weekend in Yorktown discussing the Revolution and touring battlefields this June 9th and 10th sponsored by The American Revolution Institute of The Society of the Cincinnati!

$125 – $195