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All photos by Michael Farrell.

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George Washington-themed donuts from Cider Belly.

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Alexis Coe chatting with people before the talk.

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Mary and Alexis.

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Mary welcoming everyone.

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Greg and Alexis.

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Then it was over to Loch & Quay next door where they mixed up a special cocktail for us.

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Photos from the AOA event with presidential historian Alexis Coe at Fort Orange General Store -- and a clip from the talk

Alexis Coe at Fort Orange General Store All Over Albany event

Looking in on last week's talk. / photo: Michael Farrell

Thank you to everyone who got together with us last week at the Fort Orange General Store for a talk with presidential historian Alexis Coe. It was good to see many people again and meet others for the first time.

Alexis Coe is working on new biography of George Washington (scheduled for release next year). And she had a bunch of interesting things to say about the situation surrounding our current president, how we view past presidents, what it's like to be a historian right now, getting married by RBG, and apocryphal stories about arborcide.

Big thanks to the Fort Orange General Store for hosting us. And thank you to the sponsors who helped make this event possible (and free to attend): CDPHP, the Amplify Albany grant from the City of Albany Capital Resource Corporation and Capitalize Albany, O'Connell and Aronowitz, Beahive Albany, Broadway Plaza Liquors, the Hilton Albany, and the the Mop and Bucket Improv Theater.

Thank you also to Stacks Espresso for providing coffee, Cider Belly for the fun George Washington-themed donuts, and The Cheese Traveler for (surprise) the cheese. And we very appreciate Loch & Quay for having us all over after the event.

Here are a handful of photos and an audio clip from the talk...

Photos

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Audio clip from the talk

Here's a clip from a part of the talk about how we judge people in history. It spans from the current administration to presidential burn books to youthful arborcide to George Washington and slavery to how we choose to remember what we remember. (It includes one mildly spicy word.)

A larger portion of the talk might surface in a different format later on...

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Comments

This was a great event! Thank you to AOA and partners for getting such an interesting speaker and the drinks from Loch &Quay were so good!

Well done! Thank you to AOA & all the sponsors. Please schedule more events.

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