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George Washington’s Birthday

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When:
February 26, 2017 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
2017-02-26T14:00:00-05:00
2017-02-26T16:00:00-05:00
Where:
George's Food & Spirits
103 E Piccadilly St
Winchester, VA 22601
USA
Cost:
Meals to be ordered from limited menu, not complete menu, at $30 for those wishing to order a meal.
Contact:
email please fiwf.dsg@comcast.net

GW’S Birthday in 2017

2-4pm Sunday February 26

George Washington Hotel’s restaurant,

George’s Food and Spirits

 downstairs in the hotel

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Meals to be ordered from limited menu

(not a complete menu)

at $30 for those wishing to order a meal.

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Come by to hear a toast to George Washington,

or offer a toast yourself

even if you don’t want to order a meal.

 

 

email please

fiwf.dsg@comcast.net

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Welcome to GW on the Map

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Ignite a tradition.

Take a moment to observe George Washington’s Birthday.

A big story.

In fact you will always learn something new in this story.

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We, in Winchester VA, celebrate George Washington’s Birthday every year with an extra dazzle of appreciation for his 10 year concentrated presence in this town, even representing it from 1758 to 1761 (was elected to a 2nd term for Frederick Co in 1761 but went to Fairfax C0  to represent them)  in the House of Burgesses.

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George Washington picked this western frontier town as the safest forward headquarters to defend against the French and Indians, not liking the isolation and exposure afflicting Fort Cumberland.

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See Wikipedia article on most common US place names.

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True Story?

See a story about Lightning Striking before Washington was born.

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Birth Date Confusion?

February 11, 1731 ?  Or February 22, 1732 ?

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Why does Washington’s Birthday show 2 different dates for 2 different years?

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MORE  ON THE 1750 ACT OF PARLIAMENT MAKING THE CALENDAR CHANGE

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First Portrait ever of George Washington

See this unusual story

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GW BIRTHDAY PARTY 2016

2pm to 4pm, George Washington Hotel, 103 E. Piccadilly Street, Winchester Virginia.  Go downstairs to George’s Food and Spirits Restaurant.

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Call 540-771-2743 or

email your reservation to the G.W. Hotel for dinner.

Emily McNemar’s email is emily@wyndhamwinchester.com

 

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Click on picture of flyer to enlarge. Hit backspace to come back here.

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2016 GW BIRTHDAY AT GW HOTEL

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Click on 2016 FLYER ON GW BIRTHDAY

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Last year’s GW Birthday Party: 2015

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Washington Birthday Celebration Invitation 22 Feb 2015

George Washington’s Birthday was celebrated

Sunday Februray 22, 2015 between 130pm to 330pm

at Georges Food & Spirits (the former  Dancing Goat)

at the George Washington Hotel

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Click on their Facebook page

 

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About that portrait of Washington on the birthday cake? See this link about that uniform and the author of that portrait, Charles Willson Peale.

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George Washington was born in Virginia on February 11, 1731, according to the then-used Julian calendar. In 1752, however, Britain and all its colonies adopted the Gregorian calendar which moved Washington’s birthday a year and 11 days to February 22, 1732.

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See more on this calendar change

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At the recommendation of the Committee, chaired by Henry Clay of the Senate and Philemon Thomas of the House, Congress adjourned on February 22, 1832 out of respect for Washington’s memory and in commemoration of his birth.

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Washington’s Birthday, however, did not become a legal holiday until January 31, 1879.

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LINKS

for further research:

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http://www.archives.gov/legislative/features/washington/

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http://www.timeanddate.com/calendar/julian-gregorian-switch.html

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MORE  ON THE 1750 ACT OF PARLIAMENT MAKING THE CALENDAR CHANGE

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 http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/explainer/2006/01/whats_benjamin_franklins_birthday.html
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Great link explaining all of this and more – http://www.cree.name/genuki/dates.htm
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Scotland had already partly made the change: the year began on 1 January in 1600. As a result of the Act, Scotland adopted the Gregorian calendar in 1752 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calendar_(New_Style)_Act_1750
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Thomas Jefferson, who lived during the time that the British Isles and colonies eventually converted to the Gregorian calendar, instructed that his tombstone bear his date of birth in the Old Style and his date of death in the New Style.[22] At Jefferson’s birth the difference was eleven days between the Julian and Gregorian calendars; thus his birthday of 2 April in the Old Style is 13 April in the New Style. Similarly, George Washington is nowadays officially reported as having been born on 22 February 1732, rather than on 11 February 1731/32 O.S.[23

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