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Gordon S. Wood to Receive Redwood Medal

  • Location: Redwood Library & Athenaeum
  • 50 Bellevue Avenue
  • Newport, RI 02840
  • Phone (401) 847-0292
  • Dates: November 10, 2016
  • Time: 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
  • Price: $25.00

Pulitzer prize-winning historian Gordon S. Wood will be honored by the Redwood Library as the second recipient of the Abraham Redwood Medal for Contributions to American History and Culture. The event will take place at the Casino Theatre, where Wood will give a talk titled, “Advice to the Egyptians (and other Arabs) from the Founding Fathers” following the presentation of the medal. The award, established in 2015 by the Redwood Board of Directors, recognizes individuals whose outstanding contributions to American culture mirror the founding spirit of Abraham Redwood and the Redwood Library, chartered in 1747 “for the promotion of knowledge and virtue.”