Society of the Cincinnati in the State of Virginia Lecture

This annual lecture focuses on the political, economic and military history of the American Revolution. Thanks to the generosity of the Society, this lecture permits VCU to feature some of the most cutting-edge research on the Revolutionary era for audiences of students, faculty and members of the community.

Recent Lecture

1774: The Long Year of Revolution

On September 20, 2021 Professor Mary Beth Norton, the Mary Donlon Alger Professor Emerita of History at Cornell University, examined the sixteen months leading up to the clashes at Lexington and Concord in mid-April 1775.

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