Dr. Peter Henriques, Professor Emeritus from George Mason University and an expert on George Washington will be giving two talks at Gadsby's Tavern in Alexandria in October. Doors open at 7 with talk at 7:30. Wed. October 8: "Whom Can we Trust Now": GW's Relationship with Benedict Arnold." http://apps.alexandriava.gov/Calendar/Detail.aspx?si=8667 Wed. October 15: "I Am Not Afraid": GW's Last Lecture http://apps.alexandriava.gov/Calendar/Detail.aspx?si=8668 About Gadsby's Tavern Museum Gadsby's Tavern Museum consists of two buildings, a ca. 1785 tavern and the 1792 City Hotel. The buildings are named for Englishman John Gadsby who operated them from 1796 to 1808. Mr. Gadsby's establishment was a center of political, business, and social life in early Alexandria. The tavern was the setting for dancing assemblies, theatrical and musical performances, and meetings of local organizations. George Washington enjoyed the hospitality provided by tavernkeepers and twice attended the annual Birthnight Ball held in his honor. Other prominent patrons included John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, James Monroe, and the Marquis de Lafayette. Take a moment to journey back to the 18th-century tavern and hotel where famous historical figures and everyday people dined and slept. Learn about the history, architecture, decorative arts, social customs, food, and clothing of a past era.