Filed under: Calendar Events
Tagged as: Civil War sesquicentennial event, G.A.R. Museum, lecture, Peninsual Valley Historic & Education Foundation, Peninsula (OH), summit.
|July 27, 2012|
|7:00 pm||to||8:30 pm|
Political Graverobbery: The Confederacy & George Washington
The Confederacy put Washington on its great seal and insisted it was true to his memory in waging a “Second American Revolution.” Although that argument seems plausible at first glance,Washington’s own words and acts show just how wrong it was.
Vodrey, a magistrate of Cleveland Municipal Court, is a former president of the Cleveland Civil War Roundtable. He has long been interested in the Civil War, and has spoken on the subject to such organizations as the Andersonville Society, the Cleveland Grays, the Tuscarawas County Historical Society, the Western Reserve Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution, and numerous Civil War roundtables. His essay “George Washington: Hero of the Confederacy?” appeared in American History magazine. A graduate ofOberlinCollegeand Case Western Reserve University School of Law, Vodrey lives inClevelandwith his wife Susan and their three boys.
Location: G.A.R. Hall Museum, 1785 Main Street (rt. 303), Peninsula, OH 44264
Sponsor: Peninsula Valley Historic & Education Foundation
Details: Free and open to the public.
Contact: Rebecca Urban, firstname.lastname@example.org; 330-657-2528