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



Upcoming Events

Ford Evening Book Talk: Adrienne M. Harrison

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Mount Vernon welcomes author and historian Adrienne M. Harrison to the David M. Rubenstein Leadership Hall at The Fred W. Smith National Library to discuss her new book A Powerful Mind: The Self Education of George Washington on May 3, 2016

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Michelle Smith Lecture Series: Annette Gordon-Reed and Peter S. Onuf

Mount Vernon welcomes authors and historians Annette Gordon-Reed and Peter S. Onuf to the Robert H. and Clarice Smith Auditorium to discuss their new book "Most Blessed of the Patriarchs:" Thomas Jefferson and the Empire of the Imagination, on Thursday May 5, 201

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Ford Evening Book Talk: Nathaniel Philbrick

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Mount Vernon welcomes author Nathaniel Philbrick to the David M. Rubenstein Leadership Hall at the Fred W. Smith National Library to discuss his book Valiant Ambition: George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the Fate of the American Revolution on May 10, 2016. 

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The 2016 Mount Vernon Art and Architecture Symposium

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The 2016 Mount Vernon Art and Architecture Symposium draws together leading curators, historians, art historians, and preservationists as they reconsider iconic images and landmark structures of early America. Retrace the steps of artists whose unforgettable images of the Revolution and its heroes still shape American identity. Revisit long-lost interiors that gave physical form to the ideals and aspirations of the new Republic, from Baltimore garden rooms, to Boston parlors, to Mount Vernon’s piazza.

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Ford Evening Book Talk: Fergus Bordewich

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Mount Vernon welcomes author Fergus M. Bordewich to the David M. Rubenstein Leadership Hall at The Fred W. Smith National Library to discuss his book The First Congress: How James Madison, George Washington, and a Group of Extraordinary Men Invented the Government on June 9, 2016.

 

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Ford Evening Book Talk: Patrick K. O'Donnell

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Mount Vernon welcomes author Patrick K. O'Donnell to the David M. Rubenstein Leadership Hall at the Fred W. Smith National Library to discuss his book Washington's Immortals: The Untold Story of an Elite Regiment Who Changed the Course of the Revolution on July 5, 2016. 

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Ford Evening Book Talk: Warren Bingham

Robert H. and Clarice Smith Auditorium

Mount Vernon welcomes author Warren Bingham to the Robert H. and Clarice Smith Auditorium to discuss his book George Washington's 1791 Southern Tour on August 30th, 2016.

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Ford Evening Book Talk: Mary Sarah Bilder

Robert H. and Clarice Smith Auditorium

Mount Vernon welcomes author Mary Sarah Bilder to the Robert H. and Clarice Smith Auditorium to discuss her book Madison's Hand: Revising the Constitutional Convention on September 15th, 2016.

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