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



Upcoming Events

Ford Evening Book Talk: Steven C. Bullock

Robert H. and Clarice Smith Auditorium

Mount Vernon welcomes author Steven C. Bullock to the Robert H. and Clarice Smith Auditorium to discuss his book Tea Sets and Tyranny: The Politics of Politeness in Early America on Thursday, April 26, 2018.

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Ford Evening Book Talk: Kate Elizabeth Brown

Mount Vernon welcomes author Kate Elizabeth Brown to the Robert H. and Clarice Smith Auditorium to discuss her book Alexander Hamilton and the Development of American Law on Thursday, May 3, 2018. 

This event will also feature a presentation from the Virginia Society of the Sons of the American Revolution to Mount Vernon in support of the George Washington Friends and Enemies project.

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The 2018 Michelle Smith Lecture Series

The 2018 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.

Final Lecture in the Series: 
May 8 - Patrick Henry: Champion of Liberty by Jon Kukla

Single lecture tickets can still be purchased for the May 8th program. Please click the link below to learn more about this option. 

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Lunch and Fellowship with Charlene Boyer Lewis

Fred W. Smith National Library

Join us for lunch and compelling discussion with a member of our 2017-18 class of research fellows as she discusses her research topic The Traitor’s Wife: Peggy Arnold and Revolutionary America on Thursday, May 17, 2018. A boxed lunch will be provided.

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The 2018 Mount Vernon Symposium

Fred W. Smith National Library

Join leading curators, historians, and art historians as they examine a wide variety of styles, objects, methods, and techniques which crisscrossed the Atlantic between Britain and America.

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Ford Evening Book Talk: Colin G. Calloway

Mount Vernon welcomes author Colin G. Calloway to the Robert H. and Clarice Smith Auditorium to discuss his book The Indian World of George Washington: The First President, the First Americans, and the Birth of the Nation on Wednesday, June 13, 2018.

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