A presentation and lecture by historical researcher Chris Logsdon, Wednesday, 1 May 2019 6 to 8 pm, East Gate Masonic Lodge No. 216, 15 Greene Street, Cumberland, Maryland 21502

George Washington’s experiences in Western Maryland had no small part in shaping his life and legacy. The region played a unique role in Washington’s military career, from his time as a young lieutenant colonel to his service as Commander in Chief and President. But Washington’s time in Western Maryland did much more than mold his military beginnings. The region anchored Washington’s focus on westward thinking and the notion of an American economic empire. This presentation explores the significance of Western Maryland in the life of America’s foremost Founding Father.

Chris Logsdon is an attorney and historical researcher from Cumberland, Maryland. Chris focuses his research on George Washington’s presence in Western Maryland. Chris has conducted extensive research on the subject for Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate, contributing to the Estate’s Digital Encyclopedia initiative. Chris has also based his study on Washington’s role in the drafting of the U.S. Constitution and his impact on the formation of the executive branch. A native of Cumberland, Chris is a graduate of the Georgetown University Law Center and The George Washington University. This event is free and open to the public. Tours of the historic Masonic Temple will be available during the social hour, 6 to 7 pm. Refreshments provided. Admission is free