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Colonial Williamsburg announces military, presidential historian Edward Lengel as new Revolutionary in Residence

Edward Lengel (Coutesy photo)
Edward Lengel (Coutesy photo)

The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation has announced military and presidential historian Edward Lengel will serve as its newest Revolutionary in Residence.

Lengel has previously served as chief historian of the White House Historical Association, and professor and director of the Washington Papers at the University of Virginia, according to a Colonial Williamsburg Foundation news release.

“Through the Revolutionaries in Residence program, Colonial Williamsburg partners with provocative thinkers who engage audiences with the spirit and relevance of the Revolutionary era,” Colonial Williamsburg executive director and senior vice president of core operations Ghislain d’Humieres said in the release. “In his extensive research and writing, Edward illuminates not only our shared history but how we perceive it. We are thrilled to share his insight and fresh perspective with our guests and enthusiasts and we welcome him to his residency.”

Lengel will give a presentation titled “Living History: A Revolutionary in Residence Conversation” as part of his residency.

The presentation will be held at the Hennage Auditorium at the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg at 5:30 p.m. on July 12, according to the release.

Lengel, a distinguished history author and editor, will write the historical text of a new edition of Colonial Williamsburg’s official guide, which will be released in 2019, according to the release.

The program is sponsored by The Grainger Foundation of Lake Forest, Illinois, the release stated.

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