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



Upcoming Events

Ford Evening Book Talk: John Steele Gordon

Mount Vernon welcomes author John Steele Gordon to the Robert H. and Clarice Smith Auditorium to discuss his book Washington's Monument: And the Fascinating History of the Obelisk on Wednesday, March 1, 2017.

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2017 Annual Martha Washington Lecture

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Mount Vernon and the Fred W. Smith Library welcome Flora Fraser and Zara Anishanslin to the David M. Rubenstein Leadership Hall to discuss 18th-Century Women as Consumers on Both Sides of the Atlantic on Tuesday, March 14, 2017.

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Lunch and Fellowship with Maurizio Valsania

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Join us for lunch and compelling discussion with a member of the 2016-17 class of research fellows as he discusses his findings at the Washington Library on Wednesday, March 15, 2017. A boxed lunch will be provided.

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Lunch and Fellowship with Bruce Ragsdale

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Join us for lunch and compelling discussion with the Washington Library's first Georgian Papers Fellow, Dr. Bruce Ragsdale, as he discusses his work at the Royal Archives in London and Windsor Castle. A boxed lunch will be provided.

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The 2017 Michelle Smith Lecture Series

Robert H. and Clarice Smith Auditorium

The 2017 Michelle Smith Lecture Series will include three presentations delivered by a cadre of outstanding authors over a period of three months. A reception and book signing will take place after each lecture. Participation is by subscription to the entire series.

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Ford Evening Book Talk: Michael Klarman

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Mount Vernon welcomes author Michael J. Klarman to the David M. Rubenstein Leadership Hall to discuss his book The Framers' Coup: The Making of the United States Constitution on Tuesday, April 11, 2017.

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The 2017 Michelle Smith Lecture Series

Robert H. and Clarice Smith Auditorium

The 2017 Michelle Smith Lecture Series will include three presentations delivered by a cadre of outstanding authors over a period of three months. A reception and book signing will take place after each lecture. Participation is by subscription to the entire series.

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The 2017 Michelle Smith Lecture Series

The 2017 Michelle Smith Lecture Series will include three presentations delivered by a cadre of outstanding authors over a period of three months. A reception and book signing will take place after each lecture. Participation is by subscription to the entire series.

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The 2017 Mount Vernon Symposium

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Join leading gardeners, historians, horticulturalists, archaeologists, and preservationists as they reconsider the importance of gardening, landscapes, and design in early America.

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