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.

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 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.

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.

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.

“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 […]

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 […]

French Marquis, Yorktown Victor, Spanish Grandee: Claude-Anne de Rouvoy, marquis de Saint-Simon

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

Historian Robert Selig explores the dramatic life of Claude-Anne de Rouvroy, marquis de Saint-Simon-Montbléru, and his role in the Siege of Yorktown, which occurred 238 years ago this month. Though almost entirely forgotten in the United States, Saint-Simon commanded more than three thousand French troops at Yorktown and was the highest ranking officer wounded during the […]

Revolutionary Reflections: French Memories of the War for America

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

The American Revolution marked the beginning of an age of democratic revolutions that swept over France and challenged the old order throughout the Atlantic world. French officers who served in the American War of Independence, whether as idealistic volunteers or resolute soldiers of their king, were caught up in the turmoil of their generation. Their […]

Robert Selig on Of Skull, Severed Heads and Skeletons: Battlefield Clean-up during the American War of Independence

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

Battlefield clean-up is a topic rarely covered by modern historians yet following almost any military engagement, there are corpses to dispose of. Who does that? Can we tell who buried whom? When? How many hours, days, months later? Where? Individually or in mass graves? In natural crevices? Lakes? Naked or dressed? Officers and other ranks […]