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Atlantic Middle States Association of the Sons of the American Revolution August 7-8, 2020, Washington, DC

We are based at the historic Cosmos Club, home to three US presidents and 150+ winners of the Award of Freedom, Nobel and Pulitzer Prize winners. The Club has 52 overnight rooms at the special rate of $149, including breakfast for two and overnight parking. It is near Dupont Circle, two blocks from the Metro. Friday night dinner reception, a photo opportunity with the gavel George Washington used to dedicate the corner stone of the US Capitol.

At dinner, we will have a brief presentation from former Associate Librarian of Congress Deanna Marcum, who developed the plans for protecting our precious national documents in a post 9-11 World. Following dinner, guests will be able to take docent lead tours of the Club’s home, the “Townsend Mansion.”

Saturday morning, guests can tour the adjacent Phillips Collection of Art. At lunch Saturday, our speaker will be Jack Warren, exec. director of the American Revolution Institute of the Society of the Cincinnati, will discuss how they encourage appreciation of the Revolution. After lunch, we will cross Massachusetts Avenue to Anderson House, home of the Society of the Cincinnati. We will have a possibly oncein-a-lifetime chance to see the most valuable items in their priceless collection of Revolutionary War artifacts. Tours of the mansion will also be available.

Our Banquet will be at The City Tavern Club in Georgetown. Constructed in 1796, the City Tavern functioned as both an inn and hub of civic life during the early Federal period. George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and other Founding Fathers frequented the Tavern. Questions?

Please contact conference chair Gary Nordlinger at Nordling@gwu.edu or 202-255-2434. Room reservations: FD@CosmosClub.org or 202-387-7783. Mention “SAR” and the special rate is good for Thursday through Sunday.

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