Mount Vernon's Education Department offers a number of dynamic, practical, and engaging programs for educators and students of all ages. Get involved by checking out our list of upcoming events.



Upcoming Events

Regional Workshop: Bend, Oregon

Join experts and museum educators from George Washington's Mount Vernon and the High Desert Museum for an all- day workshop exploring the history, economics, and importance of food and food production in both George Washington's America and on the Western American homestead.

Please Note: Limited substitute funding is available for this program.

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Regional Workshop: Portland, Oregon

Join scholars, curators, and museum educators at the Portland Art Museum for an all-day workshop to investigate the history of Native Americans from Washington’s time through the colonization of the Pacific Northwest through primary sources and art.

Please Note: This Program is currently at capacity. A wait list for registration is available for those who wish to be informed if spaces become available.

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Regional Workshop: Mobile, Alabama

Learn more about the intersection of History and STEM as it connects to the Gulf Coast with maritime historians and 18th century navigation activities. 

Please Note: Substitute funding is available after attendance. 

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Regional Workshop: Montgomery, Alabama

Explore the ways in which teachers can use the biographies of and primary source from George Washington, Rosa Parks, and other historical figures to integrate student leadership into school curriculum.

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George Washington and the Founding of the U.S. Government

Fall Residential Program 
Lead Scholar: Dr. Denver Brunsman

Explore George Washington's influence on the seminal moments of our nation's founding through examination of his role at the Constitutional Convention, in the ratification of the Constitution, and as the first president. 

The application deadline for this program has passed.

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George Washington at War: From Soldier to Commander in Chief

Fall Residential Program
Lead Scholar: Dr. Christopher Pearl

Discover George Washington's individual contributions to the French and Indian War and the American Revolution, as well as the broader impact these events had on 18th-century society. Sessions will focus on Washington's leadership challenges and opportunities, as well as the decisions of individual men and women to join the Patriot cause. 

The application deadline for this program has passed.

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Regional Workshop: Savannah, Georgia

Explore Washington's business acumen with experts from George Washington's Mount Vernon and the Georgia Historical Society. Learn how inventions can be used as primary sources, and how to incorporate STEM into the history classroom.

Please Note: Registration for this program opens October 3, 2016

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Martha Washington and the Women of the 18th Century

Spring Residential Program - Week 1

Find new ways to connect the women of the founding era to the broader subject of women's history through an examination of Martha Washington and her contemporaries. Special focus will be paid to the time Martha Washington spent by her husband's side during the American Revolution and her role as the first First Lady of the United States of America. 

Please Note: The application deadline for this program is October 31, 2016.

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Slavery in George Washington's World

Spring Residential Program - Week 2

Explore the lives of the over 300 enslaved individuals who lived and worked at George Washington's Mount Vernon. Individual narratives of these men and women will be used side-by-side with written records and archaeological evidence to broaden your understanding of slavery in the 18th century.

Please Note: The application deadline for this program is October 31, 2016.

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