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The Cadet Conference was founded by Civil War Trust member Bob Briney with a generous donation from his estate.

March Through American History

Saturday, February 6 @10:30am - 4pm

Anderson House, Washington, D.C.

Leadership. Teamwork. Ethics. Responsibility.

Bring someone age 6 to 16—your child, grandchild, or friend—for a FREE special Generations Cadet Conference, brought to you by the Civil War Trust and the American Revolution Institute of the Society of the Cincinnati with generous funding from program founder Bob Briney.

The original January 23rd event was postponed due to inclement weather; we hope you can join us at the rescheduled event on February 6th!

Don historic gear and “walk” your kids from the American Revolution, when our country was founded, through the War of 1812, where America was saved and through the Civil War, where the United States was defined.

With expert instruction, firsthand experiences, historical artifacts, and a lunch consisting of period food, you and your youngsters will participate in activities designed to educate while strengthening core virtues. Participants will assume the identities of army commanders and soldiers encountering opposing forces from Lexington Green to Yorktown, from Baltimore to New Orleans and from Fort Sumter to Appomattox. Several events throughout the day will compare America’s founding conflicts and keep even the youngest kids engaged.

Tentative Schedule

Saturday, February 6

  • 10:30 amCheck in at Anderson House
  • 10:45 amWelcome and gear donning
  • 11:10 amMarch through the American Revolution
  • 12:00 pmLunch with period foods and instruction
  • 1:00 pmMarch through the War of 1812
  • Short Break
  • 2:00 pmMarch through the Civil War
  • 3:00 pmDiscussion: Comparing the conflicts — clothes, food, weapons and more
  • 3:45 pmPresentation: What it all means
  • 4:00 pmBid a reluctant farewell!

Location & Transportation

Join us at the headquarters of the Society of the Cincinnati, America's oldest patriotic organization, along Embassy Row in Washington, D.C.

Where to Meet

Anderson House

2118 Massachusetts Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20008

Parking is very limited in the historic Dupont Circle neighborhood around Anderson House. To arrive by public transportation, take the Metro's Red Line to Dupont Circle (use Q St. exit).

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