At the next evening lecture at the American Independence Museum, Saint Anselm College students Sarah Hummel (2019) and Matthew Solomon (2020) will discuss an exhibit they designed at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics.

The exhibit, entitled “The American Precedents” provides insight into five precedents established by George Washington. Using archival material, they investigated how five precedents – the Inauguration, non-partisanship, reluctance in foreign relations, establishment of a Cabinet or series of advisers, and President’s role in the economy – have withstood the test of time.

In their lecture, they will discuss these precedents and the extent to which they were followed in the Clinton, Bush, Obama, and Trump administrations.

Presented by People’s United Bank, the evening Tavern Talk and afternoon Lunch & Learn series provides insight and analysis on subjects that touch on, yet extend far beyond, the Revolutionary War.

“This series reflects our 2018 theme of global perspective on the Revolutionary War, which helps demonstrate how colonial history is incredibly relevant to events today,” said museum Executive Director Emma Bray. “This latest lecture is fascinating and also connects our mission with research by emerging scholars.”

In addition to People’s United Bank, Tavern Talks are additionally supported by a Humanities-To-Go grant from the NH Humanities Council. Programs are free and open to the public.

“The American Precedents” takes place at 6:30 pm on Thursday, September 27 at Folsom Tavern, 164 Water Street, Exeter.

Home to a world-class collection of 3,000 historic artifacts, the museum welcomes more than 6,000 visitors annually and distinguishes itself with educational school programs and events that make history fun and relevant.