The First Conspiracy: The Secret Plot to Kill George Washington
Taking place during the most critical period of our nation’s birth, The First Conspiracy tells a remarkable and previously untold piece of American history that not only reveals George Washington’s character, but also illuminates the origins of America’s counterintelligence movement that led to the founding of the modern day CIA.
In 1776, an elite group of soldiers were handpicked to serve as George Washington’s bodyguards. In the months leading up to the Revolutionary War, these trusted soldiers took part in a deadly plot against the most important member of the military: Washington himself. Drawing on extensive research, Mensch will discuss how Washington not only defeated the most powerful military force in the world, but also uncovered the secret plot against him.
Start your Halloween off by visiting the oldest standing structure in Manhattan for a special spooky Halloween inspired tour of the Museum led by a costumed guide! Hear stories about the tragic event that took place in this very building, 18th century funerary customs, George Washington’s last days at Mount Vernon, and even learn about the paranormal investigators findings within the Museum itself!
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