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



Upcoming Events

Lunch and Fellowship with Nicholas Wood

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On April 28, 2015 in the Rubenstein Leadership Hall in the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington, Nicholas Wood, a member of the Library’s 2014-2015 class of fellows, will discuss the results of his research topic, "The Washington Image in the Abolitionist Mind."

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Michelle Smith Lecture Series

Madison’s Gift: Five Partnerships that Built America

This year’s Michelle Smith Lecture Series will include four presentations delivered by a cadre of outstanding authors, over a period of three months. Participation is by subscription to the entire series.

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SOLD OUT: Lunch and Fellowship with Sue McNally

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On May 12th, 2015 please join us for lunch and compelling discussion with Sue McNally, head gardener at Sulgrave Manor, the Washington family’s ancestral home located near the town Banbury, Oxfordshire, England.

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Ford Evening Book Talk: Kathleen Bartoloni-Tuazon

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Mount Vernon welcomes author Kathleen Bartoloni-Tuazon to the Rubenstein Leadership Hall at The Fred W. Smith National Library to discuss her book For Fear of an Elective King: George Washington and the Presidential Title Controversy of 1789, on May 14, 2015.

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Michelle Smith Lecture Series

The American Plate: A Culinary History in 100 Bites

This year’s Michelle Smith Lecture Series will include four presentations delivered by a cadre of outstanding authors, over a period of three months. Participation is by subscription to the entire series.

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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 23, 2015.

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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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