Lecture: George Washington, America’s Foremost Entrepreneur
Date: Wednesday, February 22. Doors open at 7 p.m., lecture begins at 7:30 p.m. A book signing will follow the lecture.
Cost: $12 per person, $10 for members of the Gadsby’s Tavern Museum Society and Gadsby’s Tavern Museum volunteers. Tickets available online at shop.alexandriava.gov
Description: The United States was conceived in business, founded on business, and operated as a business—all because of the greatest American businessman of any generation: George Washington. Using Washington’s extensive but often overlooked financial papers, Edward G. Lengel, Chief Historian of the White House Historical Association, chronicles the fascinating and inspiring story of how this self-educated man built the Mount Vernon estate into a vast, multilayered enterprise and prudently managed meager resources to win the war of independence. Lengel’s book, First Entrepreneur, will transform how Americans think about George Washington and how his success in commercial enterprise influenced and guided the emerging nation.