This year, the Morris-Jumel Mansion will mark the annual George Washington Dinner by virtually commemorating the 230th anniversary of the cabinet dinner held on the Mansion’s lawn on July 10th, 1790. Join us for a special afternoon with engaging presentations exploring the various components of what made this evening so special.
3:00 pm & 5:15 pm | Classical Music Accompaniment | Edward Hardy, Violinist
3:15 pm | Place: The Palladian Architecture of the Mansion | Richard Guy Wilson, commonwealth Professor of Architecture Emeritus, University of Virginia
3:45 pm | Meal: Social History of Washington’s Favorite Dessert: Ice Cream | Meg Lynch, MJM Educator
4:00 pm | Table: George Washington’s China Patterns & The 18th Century Table Setting | David Barquist, H. Richard Dietrich, Jr. Curator of American Decorative Arts, Philadelphia Museum of Art
4:30 pm | The Gathering: The Significance of Washington’s Cabinet Dinner | Lindsay Chervinsky, Historian and Author, The Cabinet: George Washington and the Creation of an American Institution (2020)
*Join us at 1:00pm for a workshop on making your own 18th Century Ice Cream! Event Registration: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUlceiurTotE9YpwWBcxZYekXfT1jmphP96