CONA March 2016 Newsletter

March Meeting

When: 7 p.m., March 16,2016
Where: Oakstone Academy
939 S State St., Westerville, Ohio 43081

Topic: Heraldic Art medals

February Presentation

My presentation will be on Heraldic Art medals made for 20 years by Robert T McNamara. The presentation will be on his life history and why he produced these metals based on interviews of his wife and son. He was from East Cleveland and did these medals from his home. – Steve

November Presentation

The Comitia Americana medals, authorized by Congress and produced in France and the United States, tell the story of decisive battles during the Revolutionary War and speak to the young nation’s aspirations. Bruce walked us through the series in his February presentation and discussed the market in the historic pieces.

The first one, the Washington Before Boston medal, was awarded to George Washington for staring down the British at Boston in the spring of 1776, Bruce said.

He said, “In February 1776, at Washington’s request, Col Henry Knox transported 55 artillery pieces from Fort Ticonderoga to Boston, over 200 miles in the snow. On the morning of March 5, the British awake to find these guns bearing down on them from Dorchester Heights. Their position is ‘difficult.’ They sail away on March 17.”

By: Gerry Tebben

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