History After Hours: The Lion and the Unicorn

Draw battle lines and challenge your friends to Revolutionary War beer pong! Follow the signs and find your way to learn about what types of symbols, like the Lion and the Unicorn, were used to unify the British Empire on everyday objects during special gallery tours. Join WHYY for a special promotion about the premier of the final season of Poldark on September 29th.

In the Cross Keys Café, enjoy happy hour specials from 5:00 – 7:30 pm and witness some friendly fire between local breweries Attic Brewing Company and Artillery Brewing.

Gallery Tours: 6:15, 7:15 Learn about what types of symbols, like the Lion and the Unicorn, were used to unify the British Empire on everyday objects like tavern signs and ceramics. Discover why the name “Wilkes” and the number 45 would have been well-known. 

Film Screening: Washington’s War Tent: 5:40, 6:40, 7:40

Revolutionary War Beer Pong: Sign up for a spot to challenge your friends to a round of Revolutionary War Beer Pong! Select battles will be featured and your moves will be announced by a British Light Infantry soldier.