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Book Discussion - "Washington's General: Nathaniel Greene"
Organization: Westmoreland Historical Society
Description: The Westmoreland Historical Society’s History Book Club is having an open meeting and book discussion on Tuesday, July 16 from 12 noon to 2 p.m. in the Education Room of the newly opened History Education Center at Hanna’s Town.

The book that the group will be discussing is Washington’s General: Nathanael Greene and the Triumph of the American Revolution by Terry Golway. The publishers describe Greene as “the overlooked Quaker from Rhode Island who won the American Revolution’s crucial southern campaign and helped to set up the final victory of American independence at Yorktown.” Greene is largely a forgotten personality save for the many places named in his honor across the country – Greensburg being one of them. The fact is that Nathanael Greene never set foot in Greensburg, and it is doubtful that many Westmoreland County residents know much about him. The book club members hope that many will read the book and come to join in with the discussion.

For several years the Westmoreland Historical Society has designated the first Sunday of August as Nathanael Greene Day to celebrate his August 7, 1742 birthday. Free admission and activities for children are featured. The History Book Club—in choosing this book for discussion and in opening the meeting to the public—hopes to help everyone learn more about this important patriot.

PROGRAM FEE: The cost of this program is $12 and includes a box lunch catered by Chef Mark’s Palate. A limited number of copies of the book are available now for purchase at the Westmoreland History Shop. For more information and to make a box lunch selection and make a reservation, please call 724-836-1800 x105. Reservations and payment must be received by July 12.

LUNCH OPTIONS: Each lunch will contain chips and a brownie in addition to a wrap and salad. Beverages will be provided by the Historical Society.

Choice 1 Avocado BLT with Turkey Wrap – choice of salad (K or P)

Choice 2 Chicken Salad Wrap – choice of salad (K or P)

Choice 3 Caprese Wrap with Fresh Tomato and Mozzarella - choice of salad (K or P)

When ordering, please specify:

Salad K – Kale with dried berries and sunflower seeds

Salad P – Potato Salad

Location: 809 Forbes Trail Road, Greensburg

Date & Time:

Registration is required
Fee: $12.00

Contact information:
Contact: Westmoreland County Historical Society
Phone: (724) 836-1800 Ext: 105

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