Shepherd University Symposium on the History and Restoration Of Happy Retreat April 7-8, 2016

Visit the symposium website for the official schedule and to RSVP.

This year’s Phi Alpha Theta symposium will be held on April 8 and 9 at Happy Retreat, home of Charles Washington, George Washington’s younger brother, and the founder of Charles Town, West Virginia.

The symposium will bring awareness to the Happy Retreat home; a former home of the Washington’s and currently the subject of local preservation efforts. We hope to aid these preservation efforts and educate the public on historic preservation ethics.

Keynote speaker:
Dr. Philip Mead – George Washington’s Canvas Home: The History and Memory of the Revolutionary War Headquarters and Sleeping Marquee


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