A REPORT ON THE 2008
The 2008 conference was held at the venerable Union League Club of Philadelphia, in the heart of one of the city The Union League is an outstanding private club and proved to be an ideal venue for our Conference. If you’ve never been to one of our conferences, you’ve been missing a terrific experience!
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16
SPECIAL PRESIDENT’S DINNER
AT LE BEC FIN
6:30- 9:00 pm
Special VIP dinner at Le Bec Fin, a Five Star French Restaurant. Chef Georges Perrierprepared a special Menu in our honor:
Foie-gras ravioli and périgourdine sauce.
Roasted Scottish pheasant breast and leg sausage,
celeniac puree and baby bock-choy, natural jus.
Cheese sampler and petit salad.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17
12:30 – 4:30 pm
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
5:30 pm – 10:00 pm
DINNER and THEATER
5:30- 6:30 pm Cocktail Reception (cash bar)
6:30 -7:00 pm Speaker: Peter Friedman
Napoleon’s Jailer: Sir Hudson Lowe
7:00-8:30 pm Dinner
The Emperor’s Last Battle by Charles R. Osinski.
This was a recently revised production performed by the Citizens’ Theater Company under the direction of Peter Sanchez. The “Emperor’s Last Battle” was the only production chosen by the State of Louisiana as part of the State’s celebration of the Louisiana Purchase. This seven-actor play entails a battle between Napoleon and Sir Hudson Lowe and the unfortunate American reporter caught in the middle.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 18
MORNING WITH THE AUTHORS A presentation of four renowned authors discussing their work nd book signing to follow. C-Span Book TV presentation.
- David King: Vienna 1814: How the Conquerors of Napoleon Made Love, War, and Peace at the Congress of Vienna
- J. David Markham: The Road to St. Helena: Napoleon After Waterloo
- John Gallaher: Enfant Terrible: General Dominique Vandamme
- James Arnold: Crisis in the Snows
12:00 – 3:30 LUNCH and CONCERT
12:00 –12:30 pm Cocktail Reception (cash bar)
12:30- 1:15 pm
Speaker: Major Michael Bonura: Tribute to La Grande Armée
1:15-2:30 pm Lunch
- Tomato Bisque
- Asian Barbeque Chicken Salad
- Raspberry Mousse
Marine Band Concert
Echoes of La Grande Armée: Battle, Ceremonial, and Column of March, 1796-1815
The 100-year-old Marine Band of Allentown, conducted by Thomas K. Heinick, will give a live and glorious concert of Napoleonic military music including selec-tions from Napoleon’s favorite composer. Music scores from original manuscripts, provided by la Garde Républicaine, will be used for an authentic musical and historical presentation.
5:30-9:00 pm ANNUAL SOCIETY BANQUET
(black tie or period attire preferred)
5:30-6:30 pm Cocktail Reception (cash bar)
6:30-7:15 pm Speaker: Col. (Ret) John H. (Jack) Gill, Professor and author of Thunder on the Danube
7:15-8:30 pm Dinner
8:45-9:00 pm Presentation of the Marshals’ Batons and drawing for door prizes
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 19
10:00 am-1:00 pm
HISTORIC WALKING TOUR of Philadelphia
6:30 pm – ?
POST CONFERENCE DINNER
Held at the historic City Tavern.