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

Residential Weekend With George Washington for Missouri and Kentucky Teachers

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Join us for a four-day, immersive residential program for teachers from Missouri and Kentucky. The curriculum will include discussions led by noted Washington scholar, Dr. Denver Brunsman, as well as hands-on workshops exploring Washington’s life and interests at Mount Vernon. Through study, discussion, tours, and projects participants will gain a new and deeper understanding of the life and character of George Washington and his unique legacy in creating and shaping the principles of America’s democracy. The Application Deadline For This Program Has Passed.

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Regional Workshop: Tryon Palace in New Bern, North Carolina

A visit from George Washington: Redefining Government in the 18th Century
Touring the country as the first president, George Washington established precedents with each decision he made; so too did regional and state government officials during this formative time in our nation's history. Explore new resources, techniques, and content to teach history and civics in North Carolina through interactive tours, expert lectures, and classroom application workshops. Limited funding is available to support substitutes for teachers missing class to attend.  Lunch and site admission provided.

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Regional Workshop: Old Salem Museum and Gardens in Winston-Salem, North Carolina

A visit from George Washington: Cultural Exchanges in the 18th Century
George Washington’s 1791 presidential visit to the Carolinas introduced him to the diverse cultures of the newly formed nation. His strong belief in religious freedom as a foundation for democracy will be highlighted throughout this day-long workshop as Washington and Moravian experts illuminate this 18th century encounter. Subsequent tours and activities will help to strengthen teacher classroom practice.  Lunch and site admission is provided. 

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Regional Workshop: Connecticut Historical Society in Hartford, Connecticut

Teaching the American Revolution with Primary Sources
Explore primary sources from the time of the American Revolution aligned with Connecticut Elementary and Secondary Social Studies Frameworks through classroom-based activities with documents and objects. Learn new ways to empower students through primary source analysis methods while mastering new skills yourself. Content experts will provide rich content on George Washington as well as the diverse colonists who fought on both sides of the war.

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George Washington Teacher Institute Alumni Happy Hour at the Gilcrease Museum in Tulsa, Oklahoma

Join Mount Vernon Farm and Gristmill expert Sam Murphy and historian Kristen Burton for an evening of drinks and heavy hors d'oeuvres mixed with history fun and games. Attendees are encouraged to bring a colleague who would like to learn more about our programs and classroom resources on George Washington and the 18th century. 

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Regional Workshop: The Gilcrease Museum in Tulsa, Oklahoma

George Washington: Business Entrepreneur
Though he is most often remembered for his military and political contributions, George Washington’s passion was always for his plantation at Mount Vernon. The George Washington Teacher Institute will host two complimentary sessions on the history of Washington’s business and agricultural inventiveness as an exploration of this part of his leadership and legacy. Lunch is provided.

Registration for this program will be available soon.

Regional Workshop: New Haven, Connecticut

Save the Date! The Mount Vernon Education staff and the New Haven Museum are hosting a regional workshop in New Haven. Program details and registration will be available soon

National Council for Social Studies Annual Conference

Visit the Mount Vernon Education Department in the Exhibit Hall at the 95th NCSS Annual Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana. Stop by our booth to learn more about our teacher fellowships, professional development opportunities, school programs for students, and to pick up a few FREE resources

Residential Weekend With George Washington for Virginia Teachers

Our residential weekend program for Virginia teachers is a three-day intensive study of George Washington and his world. Selected teachers will participate in discussions led by noted Washington scholars while also engaging in workshops exploring Washington’s life and interests at Mount Vernon. Through study, discussion, and tours, participants will gain a new and deeper understanding of the life and character of George Washington and his unique legacy in creating and shaping the principles of America’s democracy. Applications are due by December 14, 2015.

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