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



Upcoming Events

Lunch and Fellowship with Michael Blaakman

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On August 19, 2015 Library fellow Michael Blaakman will discuss the results of his research topic, "Speculation Nation: Land Speculators and Land Mania in the Age of the American Revolution."

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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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Lunch and Fellowship with Dana John Stefanelli

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On September 2, 2015 Library fellow Dana John Stefanelli will discuss the results of his research topic, "Building America’s Capital: George Washington’s City and the Economic Development of the United States."

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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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2015 Gay Hart Gaines Distinguished Visiting Lecturer of American History

Robert H. and Clarice Smith Auditorium

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This popular educational series includes four lectures and four receptions and is designed to provide a deeper understanding of, and expertise in, a particular subject related to George Washington. This year’s theme is American Empire: Washington and the West. Lectures will take place from September 24 through November 19, 2015.

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Lunch and Fellowship with Nathaniel Green

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On October 1, 2015 Library fellow Nathaniel Green will discuss the results of his research topic, “The Man of the People: Political Dissent and the Making of the American Presidency.”

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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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Lunch and Fellowship with Brendan Gillis

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On October 27, 2015 Library fellow Brendan Gillis will discuss the results of his research topic, "George Washington as Imperial Magistrate: Local Authority and Revolution in Virginia, 1760-1783."

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2015 Gay Hart Gaines Distinguished Visiting Lecturer of American History

Robert H. and Clarice Smith Auditorium

Accidental Empire

This popular educational series includes four lectures and four receptions and is designed to provide a deeper understanding of, and expertise in, a particular subject related to George Washington. This year’s theme is American Empire: Washington and the West. Lectures will take place from September 24 through November 19, 2015.

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2015 Gay Hart Gaines Distinguished Visiting Lecturer of American History

Robert H. and Clarice Smith Auditorium

The Washingtons: George and Martha, "Join'd by Friendship, Crown'd by Love"

This popular educational series includes four lectures and four receptions and is designed to provide a deeper understanding of, and expertise in, a particular subject related to George Washington. This year’s theme is American Empire: Washington and the West. Lectures will take place from September 24 through November 19, 2015.

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2015 Gay Hart Gaines Distinguished Visiting Lecturer of American History

Robert H. and Clarice Smith Auditorium

Washington and McGillivray

This popular educational series includes four lectures and four receptions and is designed to provide a deeper understanding of, and expertise in, a particular subject related to George Washington. This year’s theme is American Empire: Washington and the West. Lectures will take place from September 24 through November 19, 2015.

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Lunch and Fellowship with Timothy Walker

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On November 20, 2015, Library fellow Timothy Walker will offer a rare European view of Revolutionary America, explaining the significant role that the Portuguese empire played in the story of the U.S. struggle for independence. Included will be a discussion of his research topic at the Fred W. Smith National Library, “Commercial Relationships between George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate and the Kingdom of Portugal: Commodities, Ports & Merchants.”

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Ford Evening Book Talk: Colin Gordon Calloway

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Mount Vernon welcomes author Colin Gordon Calloway to the Rubenstein Leadership Hall at The Fred W. Smith National Library to discuss his book The Victory with No Name: The Native American Defeat of the First American Army, on December 1, 2015.

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