Annual George Washington Birthday Luncheon
"The Indispensable Plan"
George Washington and Pierre L'Enfant plan the New Capital City
Artist Peter Waddell discussed his discoveries about the early history of the Washington's Federal District while creating two large birds’ eye views of the city. Through his artistry, luncheon guest observed what Pierre L'Enfant saw as he viewed it the first time, and then saw it as it was in 1825. New Zealand born, Peter Waddell, came to the United States in 1992 enamored with America and its history. His paintings are hung in the White House, U.S. Capitol, Mt Vernon, Tudor Place, Octagon House and many galleries. And his historic scenes now adorn historic fire and police call boxes around the National Cathedral and Kalorama neighborhoods. He is artist in residence at Tudor Place.
Mr. Waddell’s artistic presentation highlighted the 287th Birthday Celebration of George Washington held at the Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites in historical Old Town Alexandria, Virginia on February 16, 2019. The event was hosted by the District of Columbia Daughters of the American Revolution (“DCDAR”) in cooperation with the District of Columbia Sons of the American Revolution (“DCSAR”) and the District of Columbia Children of the American Revolution (“DCCAR”). The Chairman of the event was Cindy S. Hays, State Vice Regent DCDAR. Guests were welcomed by Marcia Guzauskas, State Regent DCDAR.
During the luncheon new members were given the oath and inducted into the DCDAR, the DCSAR and the DCCAR.