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July 2, 2017
2:00 pm: Music to Celebrate the Second of July
July 2, 2017 –
Celebrate the Second of July, the day the Continental Congress voted for American independence, with music the founding fathers knew well. David and Ginger Hildebrand of the Colonial Music Institute perform 18th-century songs—including ballads, marches, dance tunes and theater songs—in costume with period instruments.
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July 10, 2017
7:00 pm: Jews and Baseball with Phil Wood
July 10, 2017 –
National Museum of American Jewish Military History
1811 R Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009
Phil Wood is the host of Nats Talk Live, the official post-game radio show of the Washington Nationals. He's a long-time radio personality in the D.C.-Baltimore area and an expert on the history of baseball. He'll join us to discuss the history of Jews in baseball including Hank Greenberg and others who served in the U.S. military. Greenberg's baseball career was interrupted when he served for almost four years in the Army and Army Air Forces during World War II. Other Jewish players like Sid Gordon served in the Coast Guard. Moe Berg's double career as major league catcher and OSS spy is the stuff of legend.
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July 13, 2017
6:00 pm: Lecture – Testing the American Way of War: Doughboys bring Revolution to the Western Front, 1917-19186:00 pm: Lecture – Testing the American Way of War: Doughboys bring Revolution to the Western Front, 1917-1918
July 13, 2017 –
Edward Lengel, chief historian for the White House Historical Association, discusses the American Expeditionary Forces of World War I. Rushed to the front untrained and underequipped, they suffered tremendous casualties, but nevertheless remained certain that they were representatives of a uniquely American way of war honed in the days of the French and Indian War and the Revolutionary War.
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July 21, 2017
12:30 pm: Object talk: George Washington manuscript forgeries
July 21, 2017 –
Michele Lee Silverman, research services librarian, presents several examples of forged George Washington manuscripts in the library collection. The talk will focus on the life and work of Robert Spring (1813-1876) whom Time magazine called on of the most notorious autograph forgers in United States history.
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