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Members Livestream Elizabeth Powel: Dear Friend of George Washington

2,111 views January 15, 2021
Philadelphia high society hosts Elizabeth and Samuel Powel welcomed numerous prominent individuals of the Founding Era into their home -- considered the epicenter of political discussion and entertainment. George Washington was a frequent guest, seeking political insight and intellectual conversation with Elizabeth, whom he considered one of his closest friends. Watch one of our recent members-only livestreams with Washington Library Reference Librarian Samantha Snyder and Kayla Anthony, Executive Director of The Philadelphia Society for the Preservation of Landmarks (PhilaLandmarks) for a discussion on the intimate friendship between the Powels and the Washingtons, as well as the longstanding institutional connection between the Mount Vernon Ladies Association and PhilaLandmarks. Learn more about our members-only livestreams at
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