|Date:||Tuesday, February 2, 2016|
|Where:||The Coffee House, 20 West 44th St., 6th floor|
|Speaker:||John Steele Gordon|
|Subject:||Washington's Monument: And the Fascinating History of the Obelisk (February 2, 2016)|
Hot off the presses just in time for our February meeting! One reviewer says, "Conceived soon after the American Revolution ended, the great monument to George Washington was not finally completed until almost a century later; the great obelisk was finished in 1884, and remains the tallest stone structure in the world at 555 feet. The story behind its construction is a largely untold and intriguing piece of American history, which acclaimed historian John Steele Gordon relates with verve, connecting it to the colorful saga of the ancient obelisks of Egypt."
Those with food allergies or vegetarian tendencies should make their needs known before we meet.
Cost: $45 for members, $55 for guests. (This includes an excellent three-course dinner.)
Reservations requested: email Jon Carriel at email@example.com or call 212-874-5121. We look forward to seeing you!