ALEXANDRIA, VA – Interested in having an inside look at a key part of George Washington’s first term as president? The Office of Historic Alexandria is hosting a virtual lecture on September 17 featuring Dr. Lindsay M. Chervinsky.
Chervinsky will discuss her new book, “The Cabinet: George Washington and the Creation of an American Institution.”
The book, published April 7, focuses on what led George Washington to create a team of advisers that has been a part of every presidency since. Washington realized early on that he needed help to make decisions and that he could not govern by himself. His advisors included Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson, Henry Knox, and Edmund Randolph. Chervinsky’s book answers the question of why that cabinet’s legacy is important.
Chervinsky is Scholar in Residence at the Institute for Thomas Paine Studies at Iona College and Senior Fellow at the International Center for Jefferson Studies. Previously, she served as a historian at the White House Historical Association.
For tickets to the September 17 lecture, click HERE. It is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. via Zoom. Tickets cost $6. After making your purchase a Zoom link with the meeting ID and password will be sent by email.