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Conversations With…Bernard Enright

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Date(s) - 09/22/2019
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Portner's Landing

“The Influential Women in the Lives of Washington and Jefferson”

We welcome Bernard Enright to our Conversations With… this month as he presents an overview of the interactions between these two Founding Fathers and the most important women in their lives – beginning with Washington’s tense and complicated relationship with his mother through Jefferson’s 36 year “affair” with the enslaved Sally Hemings. Eight women will be discussed – some you may know and others perhaps not. Please RSVP to the AHA Office or on AHA Hub by September 22.

This conversation will be held in the conference room at Portner’s Landing condos across from Trader Joe’s in Old Town.

Bernard Enright was born in Allentown Pa and received his BA degree in History from St. Joseph’s College (now University) and his MA in History from Temple University. After a brief teaching career he migrated to the Pharmaceutical industry where he remained until retiring in 2001. He joined the National Park Service as a volunteer guide in 1998 and was assigned to the Germantown White House (GWH), part of the Independence National Historical Park. The GWH is the oldest executive mansion in the United States and was used by President Washington for two periods in 1793 and 1794 when Philadelphia was the nation’s Capital and the GWH was a refuge from the heat and stress of the city (and Yellow Fever). He continues his guiding to this day. Mr. Enright gives talks to groups on a regular basis on a variety of topics with a focus on Revolutionary War figures and the Founding Fathers.