Influential Founding Fathers: American History Lecture Series
AboutEnjoy a three-part lecture series on the Influential Founding Fathers of American History. The three-part series will take place on March 7, April 11 & May 9. Tickets are available only as a three-lecture package. In-person tickets are $175, or a virtual ticket is $55. Special discounts for members.
Bestselling authors of early American history will share the stories of the founding fathers and answer questions during our audience Q&A.
A book signing and reception with complimentary beer, wine, and hors-d'oeuvres takes place after each lecture.
A Revolutionary Friendship by Francis D. Cogliano
March 7, 7 p.m. ET
Explore the relationship of George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, and discover how differences between the two mirrored key political fissures of the early republic, as the unity of revolutionary zeal gave way to competing visions for the new nation.
Founding Partisans by H. W. Brands
April 11, 7 p.m. ET
To the framers of the Constitution, political parties were a threat to republican virtues. Yet parties emerged as the Founding Fathers fought one another with competing visions of what our nation would be.
The Pursuit of Happiness by Jeffrey Rosen
May 9, 7 p.m. ET
The Declaration of Independence identified “the pursuit of happiness” as one of our unalienable rights, along with life and liberty. Jeffrey Rosen profiles six of the founders to show what pursuing happiness meant in their lives.