Tea Talk: My Time With General Colin Powell by Leslie Lautenslager

March 12, 2024 @ 11:00AM — 4:00PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) Add to Calendar

Mary Washington House: 1200 Charles Street Fredericksburg, VA 22401 Get Directions

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Ticket price includes a Full Tea with a selection of delicious savories and sweets, hot tea and a special “Tea Talk” presentation by Leslie Lautenslager.

At some point, we have all wondered what it would have been like to be the proverbial "fly on the wall to history." For our March Tea Talk, Leslie Lautenslager will pull back the curtain on her 25 years spent at the side of one of America's greatest public servants, General Colin L. Powell, sharing a very personal narrative on his time as America's chief diplomat and his professional speaking career.

To the world, he was a military leader, a diplomat, a senior statesman, and a tireless advocate for young people. To his family and close friends, he was so much more — funny, charming, self-deprecating, practical, generous, gracious and kind. He was also a song and dance man, a car aficionado, a handyman, a lover of comfort food, a standup comedian, and a storyteller.

Leslie Lautenslager will share the stories of her time with General Powell, allowing us, two years after his death, the privilege of seeing a very personal side of Colin Powell that few knew but can now be added to our collective history on one of America's greatest heroes.

Copies of Leslie’s book, My Time with General Colin Powel: Stories of Kindness, Diplomacy, and Protocol will be available at the Mary Washington House Museum Store prior to the Tea Talk and at the event on March 12th.

Did you know? Washington Heritage Museums members receive discounts on most events! Consider joining today: https://bit.ly/WHMmember Your welcome email with promo codes will be sent within 1-2 business days.

Tickets are nonrefundable. Please arrive up to 15 minutes prior to your ticket's start time.

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