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Carlyle House Alexandria VA

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April 9, 2017 all-day
2017-04-09T00:00:00-04:00
2017-04-10T00:00:00-04:00
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Carlyle House
121 N Fairfax St
Alexandria, VA 22314
USA
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CARLYLE HOUSE

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2017 EVENTS

About Carlyle House

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August 1, 1753 John Carlyle finished this house.

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April 1755 was the “Grandest Congress” of General Braddock and the Colonial Governors.

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Richard Henry Spencer“The Carlyle House and its Associations” in William and Mary College Quarterly Historical Magazine, Vol.18, No.1., pp.1-17.

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Image of the Carlyle House in 1909, showing the original house completed in 1753 and additional terraces added in the mid-nineteenth century.

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PAST EVENTS

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Braddock Day: The French and Indian War at Carlyle House

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04/09/2016 12:00 PM to 04/09/2016 04:00 PM

Cost: Free; $1 Suggested Donation

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Spring, 1755: Major General Edward Braddock, Commander-in-Chief of His Majesty’s Forces in North America convened a meeting of five colonial governors at John Carlyle’s Alexandria home.

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Among Braddock’s objectives was to secure funding for his upcoming campaign against the French. Carlyle called this gathering the Grandest Congress ever known on the Continent.

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Join us on Saturday, April 9th from 12pm-4pm to step back in time to Braddock’s visit and learn more about the French and Indian War.

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Meet General Braddock and enjoy the sights and sounds of the 18th-century! Costumed interpreters will be on site to answer your questions. This event is FREE but suggested donation of $1/person is welcome.

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Located at 121 N. Fairfax Street in Old Town Alexandria.

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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:

https://www.facebook.com/carlylehouse

http://www.nvrpa.org/park/carlyle_house_historic_park

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General Braddock (Dan McMahan), Norman L. Baker

 

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Carlyle House Braddock Day Reenactors, Norman L. Baker.

 

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General Braddock (Dan McMahan), Shelly Miller, Susan Hellman (Carlyle House Director), Keith Rouleau, Norman L. Baker — Braddock’s Road “O Mile” Marker.

 

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