The Library frequently hosts a variety of dynamic events, welcoming established scholars, leaders, and experts from numerous fields.



Upcoming Events

SOLD OUT: The 2015 Mount Vernon Decorative Arts Symposium

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The Lady of the House: Women and American Decorative Arts

The 2015 Mount Vernon Decorative Arts Symposium takes its inspiration from Martha Washington, the lady of the house and mistress of Mount Vernon plantation. Drawing together a distinguished roster of curators, historians, and art historians, the symposium will focus unprecedented attention on the role of women in the decorative arts -- as creators, patrons, designers, keepers, antiquarians, preservationists, and collectors.

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George Washington’s Yorktown: From Mount Vernon to Victory

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Join us for a two-day tour and battlefield excursion experience that highlights the strategic, operational, and tactical levels of the Yorktown campaign. Taught by noted historian and military expert, Dr. Ricardo Herrera from the US Command and General Staff College, participants will gain a deeper understanding of the interplay between leadership, planning, and execution that lead the American coalition forces from Mount Vernon to Victory.

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The Marquis de Lafayette and the European Friends of the American Revolution

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Mount Vernon is proud to serve as the 2015 conference host and co-sponsor for the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR)’s Annual Conference on the American Revolution. This conference will highlight the well-known alliance between the United States and France as well as lesser-known relationships with the Netherlands, Spain, and other Europeans states and individuals.

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Ford Evening Book Talk: Aaron David Miller

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Mount Vernon welcomes author Aaron David Miller to the Rubenstein Leadership Hall at The Fred W. Smith National Library to discuss his book The End of Greatness: Why America Can't Have (and Doesn't Want) Another Great President, on June 24, 2015.

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Lunch and Fellowship with Bruce Ragsdale

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On July 22, 2015 Library fellow Bruce Ragsdale will discuss the results of his research topic, "George Washington at the Plow: Agriculture and Leadership in the Age of Revolution."

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Ford Evening Book Talk: Cassandra Good

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Mount Vernon welcomes author Cassandra Good to the Rubenstein Leadership Hall at The Fred W. Smith National Library to discuss her book Founding Friendships: Friendships Between Men and Women in the Early American Republic, on July 23, 2015.

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Ford Evening Book Talk: David and Jeanne Heidler

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Mount Vernon welcomes authors David and Jeanne Heidler to the Rubenstein Leadership Hall at The Fred W. Smith National Library to discuss their book Washington’s Circle: The Creation of the President, on August 25, 2015.

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Ford Evening Book Talk: Andrea Wulf

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Mount Vernon welcomes author Andrea Wulf to the Rubenstein Leadership Hall at The Fred W. Smith National Library to discuss her book The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt’s New World, on September 16, 2015.

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Ford Evening Book Talk: Harry Kraemer

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Mount Vernon welcomes author Harry Kraemer to the Rubenstein Leadership Hall at The Fred W. Smith National Library to discuss his book Becoming the Best: Build a World-Class Organization Through Values-Based Leadership, on October 6, 2015.

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