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Tuesday, February 19, 6:00 pm
Lecture: Life in Georgian England
Colonial Dames of America
417 East 61st Street

Mike Rendell will join us for a special lecture on ‘Life in Georgian England,‘ a social history of the Georgian era. It is sub-titled the Journal of a Georgian Gentleman, and is based on the extraordinary cache of 18th-century papers he inherited. Most relate to one particular ancestor, a man who trained as a hosier i.e. making silk stockings, and who married an heiress and bought a shop at One London Bridge – the very first shop a visitor would see as he or she crossed the old London Bridge from the South and entered the City of London. His notebook entitled ‘Observations’ and his diaries give details of life in the mid-18th century.

Mr. Rendell was a lawyer for thirty years before retiring, and becoming a historian with a special interest in the 18th century. His work shuffling through boxes of family papers found in his grandmother’s garage led to him writing a book – ‘The Journal of a Georgian Gentleman.’ He has had nine additional books published, with topics including piracy, castaways, and the role of women in the 18th century. He is currently working on a book on lesser-known Georgian inventors, and spends time lecturing throughout Europe and on cruise ships around the world.

$45 for AFGG members
$55 for non-members
$25 for AYG members

March 8–10, 2019
Charleston Heritage Symposium

In South Carolina this March? Join the Charleston Heritage Symposium, presented by the Preservation Society of Charleston, which will focus on 'Charleston and Global Encounters Trade Across the Seas.' Limited to 80 patrons, the Symposium offers a delightful flower-filled spring weekend in this historic seaport renowned for its landmark buildings, magnificent homes, and gracious hospitality.

An outstanding roster of presenters will examine beautiful and interesting furniture, ceramics, textiles, and art which were brought to the colonies and young United States from the main trading nations: England, France, Holland, China, and the Caribbean Islands.

In addition to lectures, we will be visiting two superlative private pre-revolutionary homes which are being opened by the owners especially for the Symposium.

As the Charleston Heritage Symposium tends to sell out quickly, you are encouraged to sign up early.

Visit their website for more information. NOTE: This is not an American Friends event, but our members are invited to take part.

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