May 4, 2016
Doors Open at 6:30 pm
The Tau Center
Wheaton Franciscan Sisters/ Mariaon Joy
26W171 Roosevelt Road, Wheaton, IL
(Follow Signs To Enrance #5)
George Washington’s Liberty Key: Mount Vernon’s Bastille Key
the Mystery and Magic of its Body,
Mind, and Soul, by Bill Bahr
This presentation will discuss the most interesting key ever made, which now hangs in the central passageway of Mount Vernon, George Washington’s mansion. The main key to the Bastille prison in Paris, it was given to Washington by the
Marquis de Lafayette who took the “sacred fire” of liberty he discovered in America and tried to fan its flames in France. Find out how this unique key was made, how the man who made it helped kill a king, how it made its way to Mount Vernon, and what Washington and Lafayette each believed was the “key” to establishing and maintaining liberty.
Presenter: Bill Bahr is a graduate of West Point and a retired telecommunications executive. Bill has three master’s degrees and held marketing sales directorships at major corporations and wrote books and numerous magazine articles. His work helped spark the revolution in facsimile machines and the build-out in cellular systems and the internet, with both Bill and his products receiving many public accolades. Bill is a active volunteer in several
community service organizations. Bill’s book is a result of his curiosity and extensive reading about Washington and the Bastille Key at Mount Vernon.
More information at www.BahrNoProducts.com/Bastille_Key.htm
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