The death of a chief executive, while still in office or decades later, is always a moment of reckoning and reflection. This program will bring together scholars to examine how different generations and communities of Americans have eulogized and remembered their presidents since George Washington‘s death in 1799.
Chervinsky’s book of the same name offers a unique approach to understanding American culture and politics by uncovering parallels in different generations of mourners and by examining what presidential deaths can tell us about societal fissures at various critical points in the nation’s history, right up to the present moment.
This program will take place from 6 to 7 pm, and will be held both in-person and virtually. Admission is free for Historical Society members and virtual attendance. $10 for in-person attendance. The in-person reception starts at 5:30 and the program will begin at 6 pm.
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