LOCATION CHANGE: Due to expected inclement weather, this program will take place at General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen, 20 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036.
The New-York Historical Society is thrilled to partner with the Bryant Park Reading Room to present a series of free programs in the park. Now in its tenth summer, this year’s Non-Fiction at the Bryant Park Reading Room series features a rich selection of topics, including government and politics, presidential biography, and the Civil War.
Decades before commanding the Continental Army in the Revolutionary War, George Washington was a naïve young soldier serving the British Empire in the vast wilderness of the Ohio Valley. But while leading Virginia troops into battle during the French and Indian War, Washington refined his skills as a commander and a diplomat. Author Peter Stark explores how the trials and tribulations Washington experienced during these formative years prepared him for the greater conflicts to come that would define his legacy as a leader.
Peter Stark, an adventure and exploration writer and historian, is the author of Young Washington: How Wilderness and War Forged America’s Founding Father.
This program will be held at General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen, 20 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036.
Free Admission. No advance reservation is required. First come, first served.
This program is produced in partnership with the Bryant Park Corporation.