Past Events

History Luncheon: Washington's Leadership

2023-11-01 GW on Horseback

The HSRC and NW Bergen History Coalition Invite You to the

2023 History Luncheon
George Washington's Leadership Prior to the Siege of Yorktown
Marching from New York to Victory, 19 August–26 September 1781

Presented by Dr. William Ferraro

When: Wednesday, November 1, 2023, 11 a.m. (lunch served at 12 noon)
Where: Ramsey Country Club, 105 Lakeside Drive, Ramsey, NJ (for directions, click here)
Price: $55 per person (cash bar)

Co-sponsored by the Historical Society of Rockland County and the Northwest Bergen History Coalition.

We are privileged to have William M. Ferraro, Research Associate Professor and Editor of The Papers of George Washington, University of Virginia, as our guest speaker.

Most recently, the Washington Study Group has been focused on the Yorktown campaign and British surrender during the Revolutionary War. Dr. Ferraro wrote to us: "Washington was at his best coordinating the logistics of the march from the New York Highlands, through New Jersey, and southward to Virginia. Your group will be hearing the freshest documentary scholarship on George Washington and this period of the Revolutionary War, and a good part of it takes place right in your area."

About the speaker: William M. Ferraro was born in Corning, New York, and grew up in South River, New Jersey. Before joining The Papers of George Washington at the University of Virginia in 2006, he worked as an editor at The Salmon P. Chase Papers, Claremont Graduate School, Claremont, California, and The Papers of Ulysses S. Grant, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. Much of his independent research has evolved from his editing, and he has published scholarly articles and book chapter focused on Grant, Washington, James Monroe, and John and William Tecumseh Sherman. His numberous posts on nuances of Washington's correspondence and aspects of documentary editing can be found at under the "Blog" tab.

Valet parking will be available.


* Tickets purchased online are $60.54, which includes Eventbrite's credit card processing and service fees.

Tickets can also be purchased using a credit card by calling the Historical Society of Rockland County at (845) 634-9629 or by downloading the registration form below and returning it with payment by Thursday, October 26, 2023, to:

U.S.R. Historical Society
245 Lake Street
Upper Saddle River, NJ 07458

Make checks payable to: U.S.R. Historical Society. 


Tickets are will call” only; your name will be on a list at the door. For additional information, contact Kay Yeomans, (201) 327-2236

Image: George Washington on horseback directing his troops.
2023 History Coalition Annual Luncheon Registration PDF


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