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Washington, DC History & Culture

"Bringing People Together to Experience the History and Culture of Washington, DC - and the world!"

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http://www.youtube.com/c/WashingtonDCHistoryCulture

https://www.Instagram.com/DCHistoryAndCulture

#DCHistoryAndCulture

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We look forward to seeing you - thanks!

Robert Kelleman

rkelleman@yahoo.com

202-821-6325 (text only)

Upcoming events (4+)

Nat'l Army Museum VIRTUAL History Talk -“North Carolina’s War of the Regulation”

DOWNLOAD A TICKET FROM THE NATIONAL ARMY MUSEUM
https://tickets.thenmusa.org/Info.aspx?EventID=41
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National Army Museum VIRTUAL History Talk: “Breaking Loose Together: North Carolina’s War of the Regulation,[masked]” with Dr. Marjoleine Kars

Date: 21 October 2021
Time: 7 pm to 8 pm EDT
This event is free and open to the public. Register in advance at:
https://tickets.thenmusa.org/Info.aspx?EventID=41

The event will be held over Zoom.

Several years before the start of the American Revolution, backcountry settlers in the North Carolina Piedmont launched their own defiant bid for economic independence and political liberty. The Regulator Rebellion of[masked] pitted thousands of farmers, many of them religious radicals inspired by the Great Awakening, against political and economic elites who opposed the Regulators’ proposed reforms. The conflict culminated on May 16, 1771, when a colonial militia defeated more than 2,000 armed farmers in a pitched battle near Hillsborough. At least 6,000 Regulators and sympathizers were forced to swear their allegiance to the government as the victorious troops undertook a punitive march through Regulator settlements. Seven farmers were hanged.

Dr. Marjoleine Kars delves deeply into the world and ideology of free rural colonists. She examines the rebellion’s economic, religious, and political roots and explores its legacy in North Carolina and beyond. The compelling story of the Regulator Rebellion reveals just how sharply elite and popular notions of independence differed on the eve of the Revolution.

Marjoleine Kars is associate professor of history at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. She is a senior editor for International Labor and Working Class History, and has received fellowships from The National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Historical Association, the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, the American Philosophical Society, the John Carter Brown Library, the European University Institute, the Huntington Library, and UMBC.
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Washington, DC History & Culture is promoting this event. It is hosted by the National Army Museum.

Clicking "attend" on MeetUp shows you are interested. You will ONLY receive the Zoom link by registering with the National Army Museum at this link:

https://tickets.thenmusa.org/Info.aspx?EventID=41

If you don’t click on the above link and register, you WILL NOT be participating. Ticketing closes 30 minutes before the start time. You MUST register on the Museum's page to receive the link.

-After registering at the above link, you will immediately receive an email confirmation from the Army Museum (not Meetup). Check your spam folder.
-If you don’t receive a confirmation, email the Army Museum at [masked].
-If you don’t/didn’t receive any program connection info then it’s most likely because you didn’t register - especially if you don’t have an RSVP confirmation.
-If clicking the provided link doesn't work try a different browser/device, or try copying and pasting it.

Mr. Lincoln Goes to Washington - In-Person Walking Tour (National Park Service)

Please note that this is a live in-person guided walking tour in Washington, DC (not a livestream program over Zoom).
Covid protocols will be in place.

John our friend and Abraham Lincoln expert Steve Miller, a Ranger with the National Park Service, to walk the sites associated with Abraham Lincoln in Washington, DC.

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Free Ranger Guided Tour of Lincoln's Washington!

If you think you know Washington, DC, wait until you see what it was like when Abraham Lincoln arrived in 1861.

Join Ranger Steve for an engaging tour of sites connected to the life and death of our 16th President. Meet up at the base of the Washington Monument at 10 a.m. on Saturday, September 4. The tour is free.

The two-hour tour will be about 1 1/4 miles and includes sites associated with Lincoln's presidency and his assassination in April 1865.

The tour makes a brief rest stop at the National Portrait Gallery (the Patent Office in Lincoln's time) and concludes at Ford's Theatre. Anyone on the tour is welcome to visit Ford's Theatre and Museum following the tour.

Masks will be required at any indoor locations (the Portrait Gallery and Ford's Theatre), and any other place where social distancing cannot be maintained.

This program is presented by the National Park Service,
and is being promoted by the non-profit community organization Washington, DC History & Culture:
Experience the history and culture of Washington, DC - and the world!

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Covid Protocols: Use common sense. Masks will be required at any indoor locations (the Portrait Gallery and Ford's Theatre), and any other place where social distancing cannot be maintained. There will be zero tolerance for any misbehavior.

Registration: FREE and all are welcome including children. As this is a very limited space event please keep your Meetup RSVP up-to-date if you're no longer able to attend.

Weather: This event will take place light rain (sprinkles) or shine. If it’s on our calendar, then we’re proceeding as scheduled.

Metro: Various.

Parking: There are plenty of options throughout the area.

Meeting Point: Meet up at the base of the Washington Monument at 10 a.m. sharp. Look for your host, National Park Service Ranger Steve Miller (pictures in the Photos section), and a group of friendly people.

Ending Point: Ford's Theatre.

Tour Host: Steve Miller,[masked], [masked].

Additional Questions: Anything that can’t be answered by the above event description, Google, or common sense please let us know.

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Washington, DC History & Culture
Experience the history and culture of Washington, DC - and the world!

For more entertaining and educational programs visit us on
Meetup:
https://www.Meetup.com/DCHistoryAndCulture

We look forward to seeing you. Thanks!

Robert Kelleman
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Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun - Art and Film History Livestream

Bonjour!

"Elisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun:
At 15 she was painting the aristocracy, in her 20s she was the favoured painter of Marie-Antoinette, and by her 30s she was fleeing the French Revolution."
The National Gallery (London).

Join us for an educational and entertaining look into the inspiring life and amazing career of French artist Élisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun.
Part one of our program will be a brief overview of the artist including a review of her most noteworthy paintings.
Part two of our programme will be a full screening of the excellent hour-and-fifty docudrama "The Fabulous Life of Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun" (aka "Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun Portraitist of Marie-Antoinette").
Film Trailer:
https://vimeo.com/221941151

Élisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun (16 April 1755 – 30 March 1842), also known as Madame Le Brun, was a prominent French portrait painter of the late 18th century.
Her artistic style is generally considered part of the aftermath of Rococo with elements of an adopted Neoclassical style. Her subject matter and color palette can be classified as Rococo, but her style is aligned with the emergence of Neoclassicism. Vigée Le Brun created a name for herself in Ancien Régime society by serving as the portrait painter to Marie Antoinette. She enjoyed the patronage of European aristocrats, actors, and writers, and was elected to art academies in ten cities.
Vigée Le Brun created some 660 portraits and 200 landscapes. In addition to many works in private collections, her paintings are owned by major museums, such as the Louvre, Hermitage Museum, National Gallery in London, Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, and many other collections in continental Europe and the United States.

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Your host for this program is Robert Kelleman, the founder/director of the non-profit community organization Washington, DC History & Culture.

Donations Support Our Non-Profit Community Programs - Thank You!
PayPal: [masked]
Venmo: @DCHistoryAndCulture

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Zoom Connection:
This educational and entertaining program is open to all regardless of age, geographic location, etc. and since it is an online/virtual event via Zoom you can connect from anywhere in the world.
Zoom events have a limit on the number of people that can participate and therefore the event may “sell-out” once a certain number of registrations has been reached.

Zoom Connection Link Will Be Emailed:
Login info will be emailed several times beginning 24 hours prior to the event.
If you don't receive the Zoom connection link please contact us.

Zoom Connection Suggestions:
Connecting a few minutes early is strongly recommended.
To join the event simply click the Zoom link and follow the instructions.
If clicking the link doesn’t work try copying and pasting it instead.
Password not required.
Zoom may work better in some browsers/devices than others - if one doesn’t work try another.
When all else fails please read and follow the directions. : )

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Washington, DC History & Culture
Experience the history and culture of Washington, DC. - and the world!

We look forward to seeing you. Thanks!

Robert Kelleman
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Colin Powell - Livestream History Program (October 23 - 3:00 PM EDT)

Join us for an online/virtual livestream history program covering the amazing life and inspiring career of Colin Powell.

Colin Luther Powell (April 5, 1937 – October 18, 2021) was an American politician, diplomat, statesman, and four-star general who served as the 65th United States secretary of state from 2001 to 2005. He was the first African-American secretary of state. Prior to the election of Barack Obama as president in 2008, he and his successor, Condoleezza Rice, were the highest-ranking African Americans in federal executive branch history (by virtue of the secretary of state standing fourth in the presidential line of succession). He served as the 16th United States national security advisor from 1987 to 1989 and as the 12th chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from 1989 to 1993.

Powell was born in New York City in 1937 and was raised in the South Bronx. His parents, Luther and Maud Powell, immigrated to the United States from Jamaica. He was educated in the New York City public schools and received a bachelor's degree in geology from the City College of New York (CCNY). He also participated in ROTC at CCNY and received a commission as an Army second lieutenant upon graduation in June 1958. He was a professional soldier for 35 years, during which time he held many command and staff positions and rose to the rank of four-star general. He was Commander of the US Army Forces Command in 1989.

Powell's last assignment, from October 1989 to September 1993, was as the 12th chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the highest military position in the Department of Defense. During this time, he oversaw 28 crises, including the invasion of Panama in 1989 and Operation Desert Storm in the Persian Gulf War against Iraq in 1990–1991. He formulated the Powell Doctrine which limits American military action unless it satisfies criteria regarding American national security interests, overwhelming force, and widespread public support. He was the 65th United States secretary of state, serving under Republican President George W. Bush.

In 1995, Powell wrote his autobiography, My American Journey, and then in retirement another book, It Worked for Me, Lessons in Life and Leadership (2012).

Powell, who was being treated for blood cancer, died from complications of COVID-19 on October 18, 2021.

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Your host for this program is Robert Kelleman, the founder/director of the non-profit community organization Washington, DC History & Culture.

Donations Support Our Non-Profit Community Programs - Thank You!
PayPal: [masked]
Venmo: @DCHistoryAndCulture

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Zoom Connection:
This educational and entertaining program is open to all regardless of age, geographic location, etc. and since it is an online/virtual event via Zoom you can connect from anywhere in the world.
Zoom events have a limit on the number of people that can participate and therefore the event may “sell-out” once a certain number of registrations has been reached.

Zoom Connection Link Will Be Emailed:
Login info will be emailed several times beginning 24 hours prior to the event.
If you don't receive the Zoom connection link please contact us.

Zoom Connection Suggestions:
Connecting a few minutes early is strongly recommended.
To join the event simply click the Zoom link and follow the instructions.
If clicking the link doesn’t work try copying and pasting it instead.
Password not required.
Zoom may work better in some browsers/devices than others - if one doesn’t work try another.
When all else fails please read and follow the directions. : )

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Washington, DC History & Culture
Experience the history and culture of Washington, DC. - and the world!

We look forward to seeing you. Thanks!

Robert Kelleman
[masked][masked] (text only)

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