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



Upcoming Events

SOLD OUT - Lunch and Fellowship with Luke Pecoraro

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In observance of George Washington’s Birthday, the Library invites you to join us for lunch and lively discussion with Director for Archaeology, Luke Pecoraro, as we explore what lies buried beneath our feet at Mount Vernon.

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Ford Evening Book Talk: Edward G. Lengel

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Mount Vernon welcomes author Edward G. Lengel to the David M. Rubenstein Leadership Hall at The Fred W. Smith National Library to discuss his book First Entrepreneur: How George Washington Built His--and the Nation's—Prosperity, on February 25, 2016.

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Annual Martha Washington Lecture: Susan Swain and Richard Norton Smith

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Mount Vernon welcomes Susan Swain and Richard Norton Smith to the David M. Rubenstein Leadership Hall at The Washington Library to discuss their book First Ladies: Presidential Historians on the Lives of 45 Iconic Women, on March 3, 2016.

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Ford Evening Book Talk: Erik Goldstein

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Mount Vernon welcomes author Erik Goldstein to the Robert H. and Clarice Smith Auditorium to discuss his book The Swords of George Washington, on March 10, 2016.

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Michelle Smith Lecture Series: Nick Bunker

Robert H. and Clarice Smith Auditorium

Mount Vernon welcomes author and historian Nick Bunker to the Robert H. and Clarice Smith Auditorium to discuss his new book An Empire on Edge: How Britain Came to Fight America, on Wednesday March 16, 2016.

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Ford Evening Book Talk: David Preston

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Mount Vernon welcomes author David Preston to the David M. Rubenstein Leadership Hall at The Fred W. Smith National Library to discuss his book Braddock’s Defeat: the Battle of the Monongahela and the Road to Revolution, on March 23, 2016.

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Michelle Smith Lecture Series: Cokie Roberts

Mount Vernon welcomes author and historian Cokie Roberts to the Robert H. and Clarice Smith Auditorium to discuss her new book Capital Dames: The Civil War and the Women of Washington, 1848-1868, on Thursday April 7, 2016.

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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, 2016.

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