Simpson University to Host Free Lecture on George Washington

For Immediate Release


REDDING, Calif. - Simpson University’s History Department will host the Redding Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution for a lunchtime lecture from 12 to 1 p.m. Friday, April 4.

Redding dermatologist Ron Reece will speak about “George Washington Through the Eyes of the National Society of the Washington Family Descendants.”

The event, held in the Collord Room in the Simpson University dining center, is free and open to the public. Lunch (all-you-can-eat) can be purchased in the dining center for $7.

Dr. Reece is a member of the National Society for the Descendants of George Washington and has an avid interest in the country’s first president.

“Through his involvement in the society, he has gained many anecdotes, insights, and a better understanding about his distant ancestor,” said Dr. John Ayabe, history professor at Simpson University.

The lecture will be followed by the regular meeting of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR). The Redding chapter, founded in 1984, has about 50 members.

The SAR began in 1889, its members comprising male descendants of those who fought in or supported the American Revolutionary War. Membership requires proof of genealogy, but anyone interested in the non-political, patriotic society is welcome to attend meetings, said Mike Nunn, spokesman for the Redding chapter.

Simpson University is located at 2211 College View Drive in northeast Redding.


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