Meet The Author

Join us Saturday, April 28th, 11 am
Courtesy of the North Riding Chapter NSDAR:

DAR April 28 2018 book cover


Meet author Dr. Joanne S. Grasso as she explores George Washington’s visits to Long Island. Her new book, "George Washington's 1790 Grand Tour of Long Island", will be published on July 9th.


George Washington was on Long Island four times during the course of his political and military careers. In April 1790 he made a large tour of Long Island in the second year of his presidency.  Dr. Grasso will discuss this tour and an overview of the stops that he made.


Dr. Grasso is an adjunct assistant professor of history and political science, specializing as an Americanist in the American Revolution, among other areas. She teaches at area Long Island colleges and is a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Society for Historians of the Early American Republic and the American Revolution Round Table in NYC.


Bring a few items for the troops overseas for DAR Project Patriot.

9 boxes have been sent so far this year.

Items needed:
Bars of soap
Baby wipes
Toothbrushes, toothpaste
Tampons, maxi pads
Blank paper or blank cards for the soldiers to send home
Cans of tuna
Candy (all types!!)
Turkey or Beef Jerky (no pork products) 

Let's show our soldiers we are thinking of them!    

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