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General William Colfax’s Life During the War: Lecture at Dey Mansion
August 27 at 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Guest speaker Carol D’Alessandro will focus on General William Colfax’s military career and service as captain of George Washington’s Life Guard during the American Revolution. Topics will include Colfax’s close connection with the Washington family; his courtship, marriage and relationship with Hester Schuyler of Pompton; and the closing days of his life. Artifacts such as Colfax’s epaulet, written will and other documents will be on temporary display to help tell these stories.
Admission for this event is FREE. The event will include a tour of Dey Mansion and light refreshments will be served. Seating is limited and reservations are required. Visit the Dey Mansion Facebook page for details.