Robert E. Lee and the Pursuit of Perfection

  • Sat, Jan 14, 2023 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Eastern Standard Time

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Robert E. Lee was often characterized as remote and not given to self-revelation. But that was part of a lifetime pattern, cast by the long shadow of his father Light-Horse Harry Lee in which Lee was driven to pursue perfection, independence and security. Only as President of Washington College did he bring these pursuits into harmony.

Join Dr. Allen Guelzo, Senior Research Scholar in the Council of the Humanities at Princeton University and Director, James Madison Program’s Initiative in Politics & Statesmanship, as he gives this lecture. Guelzo is the author of “Robert E. Lee: A Life” published in 2021. 

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Support for this program provided by:

Dr. Virginia U. Collier and Dr. Thomas A. Collier 

The Comegys Bight Charitable Foundation

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Sat, Jan 14, 2023 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Robert E. Lee Memorial Association, Inc.

Stratford Hall brings together people from around the world to experience two-thousand acres of natural and human history, preserved and presented so that we can all learn from the courageous struggles of our ancestors, taking inspiration both from what they endured and what they accomplished. There are few places in America where people can travel down small, rural roads to arrive at a vast site that preserves so many aspects of early-American life, from the Great House where the influential Lee family helped to forge a new nation, to the fields worked by enslaved Africans, to the waters of the rivers that fueled trade, to the ground, which still yields secrets about the people and animals that lived before.

Come experience this extraordinary place and learn about a layered history that began millions of years ago - a history that continues to educate, inspire, and influence Americans to the present day.

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