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Date(s) - 06/05/2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Campus Martius Museum

Due to COVID-19, the museum is closed and this event has been cancelled. It will be rescheduled at a later date.

Cost: FREE Program

Guest Speaker: Randy Modesitt

Topic: Henderson Family Legacy

There is so much more to the Henderson family legacy than can be described in a few sentences. And it is right here in our back yard, so to speak.

If you weren’t able to attend Randy Modesitt’s talk about the Henderson Hall women, you won’t want to miss his talk about the men of Henderson Hall. Henderson Hall is a living legacy to the pioneers and patriots who walked its halls through an unbroken chain of five generations. The house, grounds and Henderson family cemetery is designated the Henderson Hall Historic District and is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places.

The house was built by George Washington Henderson, the grandson of Scottish immigrants. His grandfather, Alexander, who settled in Fairfax, Va., was friend, neighbor and pew mate of George Washington. Washington himself, a former surveyor, encouraged the Henderson family in the late 18th century to settle here. You will have to come and learn for yourself, the Henderson men’s involvement in Aaron Burr’s conspiracy, and so much more!

This program is free thanks to the generous support of the Washington County Public Library.