Submitted by Admin on Mon, 03/11/2013 - 16:43

St. Paul’s Church National Historic Site

897 S. Columbus Avenue, Mt. Vernon, NY 10550


For Media & Public

Contact: David Osborn (site manager), at 914-667-4116;

George Washington & the Civil War,

at National Historic Site in Westchester County,

Sat. April 13

The intriguing question of what does George Washington have to do with the American Civil War will be the subject of a special talk by Professor Sarah Anne Rubin of the University of Maryland, at St. Paul’s Church National Historic Site, in Mt. Vernon, Saturday, April 13, at 2 PM. Professor Rubin’s presentation explores the ways that both the Union and the Confederacy drew on the mythology and iconography of the Revolutionary War. Dr. Rubin is President of the Society of Civil War Historians, and has written numerous works on the great national conflict, including the award winning, A Shattered Nation: The Rise and Fall of the Confederacy, 1861-1868.

Parking and admission free; light refreshments served.

When: Saturday, April 13, 2013, talk at 2 PM; the site is open

from noon to 4 PM

Where: St. Paul’s Church National Historic Site, 897 South Columbus Avenue, Mt. Vernon, NY, 914-667-4116;

Directions: Hutchinson River Parkway to Exit 7, Boston Road, and follow directional signs to the site.