C.V Starr Center staffers, along with affiliated students, fellows, and friends, boarded the Pride of Baltimore II, a reproduction 1812 top-sail schooner, to celebrate the kickoff of Downrigging Weekend and the history of the Chesapeake. The Presidential Fellows joined the Chester River waters on the Kalmar Nyckel and the Center for Environment & Society on the Lady Maryland. The night ended with spectacular fireworks over the illuminated tall ships.
Dr. Richard Beeman concluded the “Meet the Founders” series with his talk about George Washington. Dr. Beeman is a senior fellow at the C.V Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience and Washington College has been fortunate to have him give these unique lectures. Adam Goodheart, Director of the C.V Starr Center said “There are few historians as gifted as he is at bringing to life the vivid personalities who played starring roles in the Revolutionary drama.” Press Release