Thursday, July 31, 2014

2014 Gilder-Lehrman "13 Colonies" Seminar: Day Four Recap

Day four of the Gilder Lehrman "13 Colonies" Summer Seminar is in the books.  We spent the entire day in Philadelphia where the one and only George Boudreau gave us a tour of the colonial city.  I asked him to lead this tour because there is no person on earth who knows the colonial city any better. George did not disappoint.  He is the author of Independence: A Guide to Historic Philadelphiaa Benjamin Franklin scholar, and the new director of the public history program at LaSalle University. The teachers could not stop talking about his entertaining and very informative tour.  It was a perfect setup for today's lectures on Pennsylvania and the middle colonies.  

Here are some pics:
George Boudreau explains the Philadelphia "grid" at Welcome Park
George signing copies of his book Independence
Some very happy teachers cramming into George Washington's pew at Christ Church

It was good to spend the day with George Boudreau