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Overview

Education is essential to perpetuating the memory of the American Revolution in the twenty-first century. The Society of the Cincinnati encourages understanding and appreciation of the American Revolution through lectures, fellowships, internships, publications, and curriculum materials that support effective teaching and learning about the revolutionary period. The Society also encourages research and study on the history of the Society of the Cincinnati and on the Andersons and Anderson House, the Washington landmark that has been the Society's headquarters since 1938.

Effective learning begins with reading. The Reading Lists in this section offer introductions to the most useful published literature on the American Revolution and related themes. The Society rewards outstanding scholarship on the revolutionary era with The Society of the Cincinnati Cox Book Prize, which is presented every third year to the author of an outstanding book on the period published during the previous three years.

Great scholarship on the American Revolution is fundamental to popular understanding of the achievement of American independence and is the basis for great teaching. The Society sponsors a major lecture each fall, the George Rogers Clark Lecture, which encourages and rewards historians who have made major contributions to the field. The Society supports research in its own collections leading to publication with library fellowships. The Society also supports the development of museum professionals interested in the American Revolution and related themes with museum internships. The Society also publishes works and supports publications of works of particular relevance to its broad educational mission.

To view educational videos on subjects related to the American Revolution, visit the Society's Fora.tv channel here.

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Library Collections

Anderson Family Papers in the Library Collections

Royal Deux Ponts
The Royal Deux Ponts Regiment was among the French army units that fought with the Americans at Yorktown in 1781.
From Uniformes des Armées Francoises suivant le Reglements du Roi
Nuremburg: Chez Raspe, libraire, [1775?]
The Robert Charles Lawrence
Fergusson Collection

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