APRIL 5, 2014 Event at the Carlyle House.
Norman Baker, our French and Indian War Foundation historian, attended the event at the Carlyle House. Norman Baker is author of “Braddock’s Road,” whereby the actual location of the road is detailed.
See Pictures further below.
It is the spring of 1755. Major General Edward Braddock, Commander-in-Chief of His Majesty’s Forces in North America, has convened a meeting of five colonial governors at John Carlyle’s Alexandria home to prepare for the impending French & Indian War. Carlyle will call the meeting “the Grandest Congress…ever known on the Continent.”
Step back in time to this momentous event at Carlyle House from 12 noon to 4 p.m., then dance the night away at the Braddock Day Ball on April 5 in the historic ballroom at Gadsby’s Tavern Museum. A cash bar will be available. 1750s attire requested; cocktail attire welcome. 8 – 11 p.m. $45 per person.
For more information on that event visit these websites:
General Braddock (Dan McMahan), Norman L. Baker
Carlyle House Braddock Day Reenactors, Norman L. Baker.
General Braddock (Dan McMahan), Shelly Miller, Susan Hellman (Carlyle House Director), Keith Rouleau, Norman L. Baker — Braddock’s Road “O Mile” Marker.