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VIRTUAL: Viva George! - Celebrating Washington in Laredo

Title:VIRTUAL: Viva George! - Celebrating Washington in Laredo
Date & Time:Thu Feb 3, 2022 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location:Virtual Only Event, Meeting or Activity
Meetings, events or activities that will be held exclusively online or via telephone conference.
Event Details:Alexandria has celebrated hometown legend George Washington for hundreds of years with parades and balls. Another city in America that has also celebrated with pomp and parade? Laredo, Texas. Learn from Dr. Elaine Peña, Associate Professor of American Studies at The George Washington University, about these extensive festivities along the border. Afterwards, Tyler Vanice, Chair of Alexandria’s George Washington Birthday Celebration Committee, will join Dr. Peña as they explore the similarities and differences between Laredo and Alexandria. Purchase Dr. Peña’s book - ¡Viva George! Celebrating Washington's Birthday at the U.S.-Mexico Border - at the Gadsby’s and Alexandria History Museum’s Shops.
Audience:Anyone may attend
Tags:Gadsby's Tavern, Holiday Event, Lecture, Lyceum, Museums

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