Happy Presidents Day!

Happy Presidents Day! 🏛🏛🏛 Presidents Day, as we now call it, began as an officially recognized celebration of George Washington’s birthday in 1885. During the 1960s, Congress passed the Uniform Monday Holiday Act, which pushed several federal holiday observances to Mondays in order to allow for three-day weekends. This effectively moved Washington’s Birthday from its […]

First engagement of the French and Indian War

On May 28, 1754, the first engagement of the French and Indian War occurred as a Virginia militia led by 22-year-old George Washington launched a surprise attack on a party of French in southwestern Pennsylvania. 🇬🇧🇫🇷 The skirmish had international implications. Though fighting began in 1754, war wasn’t officially declared between Great Britain and France […]

Regent: George Washington and Slavery

On February 20, 2023, the 2nd Annual Lincoln Program Lecture at Regent University will host Jeffry Morrison to deliver a lecture on, “George Washington and Slavery.” Monday, February 290, 2023 • 1:15 PM ET A hybrid in-person/virtual event • Robertson Hall 103, Regent University Click here to learn more about the program  or watch the lecture […]

First engagement of the French and Indian War

On May 28, 1754, the first engagement of the French and Indian War occurred as a Virginia militia led by 22-year-old George Washington launched a surprise attack on a party of French in southwestern Pennsylvania. 🇬🇧🇫🇷 The skirmish had international implications. Though fighting began in 1754, war wasn’t officially declared between Great Britain and France […]

It’s National Ice Cream Day!

It’s National Ice Cream Day! 🍦🍨🍦 Did you know? Ice cream dates back thousands of years, but wasn’t brought to the United States until the 1700s. Though popular and widespread today, in its early American years, the treat was generally enjoyed by the upper classes. Founding fathers George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison were […]

On October 19, 1781, the British surrendered to George Washington’s army

On October 19, 1781, the British, led by General Lord Charles Cornwallis, surrendered to George Washington’s army at Yorktown, Virginia, effectually ending the Revolutionary War. The surrender marked an end to a three-week siege carried out by allied American and French forces against the British. Did you know? Today's artwork is by a Frenchman for […]