Society of the Cincinnati Tour Registration

The Society of the Cincinnati welcomes attendees of the ARLIS/NA Washington conference for a special tour of our library and museum on Thursday, May 1 from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. The Society of the Cincinnati was founded at the close of the Revolutionary War by the officers of the Continental Army and their French counterparts who had fought together in struggle for American independence. Perpetuated by the descendants of the original officers, the Society is today a non-profit educational organization dedicated to the study and preservation of the history of the American Revolution. The Society maintains a special collections library and museum at its headquarters, Anderson House, a Beaux-Arts mansion that was formerly the home of a member. On view in the library will be treasures from the vault, including George Washington’s copy of Benjamin West’s A Discourse, Delivered to the Students of the Royal Academy (London, 1793) and Pierre L’Enfant’s original drawings for the insignia of the Society. There will also be a guided tour of the first and second floors of Anderson House, which showcase the rich collections of art and artifacts assembled by Larz and Isabel Anderson during the first third of the twentieth century. Also on view is the Society current special exhibition, “The Reward of Patriotism”: Commemorating America’s Heroes of the War of 1812.
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