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



Upcoming Events

Lunch and Fellowship with Jamie Brummitt

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Join us for lunch and compelling discussion with a member our 2016-17 class of fellows as she discusses her research topic Protestant Relics: The Politics of Religion & the Art of Mourning in the Early American Republic on Tuesday, August 22, 2017. A boxed lunch will be provided.

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Lunch and Fellowship with David Flaherty

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Please join us for lunch and compelling discussion with a member of the Washington Library's 2016-17 class of research fellows as he discusses his research topic, Envisioning Empire on the British-American Frontier: What did the West mean to George Washington? on Wednesday, August 30. A boxed lunch will be provided.

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Ford Evening Book Talk: Carol Berkin

Robert H. and Clarice Smith Auditorium

Mount Vernon welcomes author Carol Berkin to the Robert H. and Clarice Smith Auditorium to discuss her book A Sovereign People: The Crises of the 1790s and the Birth of American Nationalism on Thursday, September 7, 2017.

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2017 Gay Hart Gaines Distinguished Visiting Lecturer of American History

Ford Orientation Center

The Mount Vernon Ladies' Association is proud to present this educational series delivered by the Gay Hart Gaines Distinguished Visiting Lecturer in American History, a position established to honor the Association's 18th Regent through the generosity of Lewis E. Lehrman, co-founder of the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. This series is designed to provide a deeper understanding of, and expertise in, a particular subject related to George Washington. This year's lecturer is Gordon S. Wood.

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Lunch and Fellowship with Scott Miller

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Join us for lunch and compelling discussion with a member of our 2016-17 class of research fellows as he discusses his research topic A Merchant’s Republic: Independence, Depression, and the Development of American Capitalism, 1760-1807 on Wednesday, September 13. A boxed lunch will be provided.

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Ford Evening Book Talk: S. Max Edelson

Robert H. and Clarice Smith Auditorium

Mount Vernon welcomes author S. Max Edelson to the Robert H. and Clarice Smith Auditorium to discuss his book The New Map of Empire: How Britain Imagined America Before Independence on Tuesday, October 3, 2017.

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Lunch and Fellowship with Hugh Fairfax

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Join us for lunch and compelling discussion with the Honorable Hugh Fairfax, a descendant of Thomas 6th Lord Fairfax, the Proprietor of the Northern Neck of Virginia, and brother of Nicholas, 14th Lord Fairfax, as he discusses his new book Fairfax of Virginia: The Forgotten Story of America’s only Peerage, 1690-1960 on Wednesday, October 11, 2017. A boxed lunch will be provided.

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Musical Maryland with David and Ginger Hildebrand

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Mount Vernon welcomes David and Ginger Hildebrand to the David M. Rubenstein Leadership Hall to discuss David's new book Musical Maryland: A History of Song and Performance from the Colonial Period to the Age of Radio on Thursday, October 19, 2017. Throughout the discussion, the Hildebrands will perform on a variety of colonial-era instruments.

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2017 Gay Hart Gaines Distinguished Visiting Lecturer of American History

Ford Orientation Center

The Mount Vernon Ladies' Association is proud to present this educational series delivered by the Gay Hart Gaines Distinguished Visiting Lecturer in American History, a position established to honor the Association's 18th Regent through the generosity of Lewis E. Lehrman, co-founder of the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. This series is designed to provide a deeper understanding of, and expertise in, a particular subject related to George Washington. This year's lecturer is Gordon S. Wood.

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The 2017 George Washington Symposium

During his exciting and well-traveled lifetime, the Father of Our Country slept in a great number of beds, and today, historic sites from Maine to Georgia proudly proclaim that “George Washington Slept Here.” Join leading historians, curators, and academics for an enlightening look at the wide variety of places where Washington lived or visited, including his early years on the frontier, the tropical island of Barbados, his war-time headquarters in Massachusetts, and the nearby capitol city of Annapolis. We will also explore his collection of maps and surveys, learn about his adventurous journey to the Southern States in 1791, and examine many of the actual beds he slept on.

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2017 Gay Hart Gaines Distinguished Visiting Lecturer of American History

Ford Orientation Center

The Mount Vernon Ladies' Association is proud to present this educational series delivered by the Gay Hart Gaines Distinguished Visiting Lecturer in American History, a position established to honor the Association's 18th Regent through the generosity of Lewis E. Lehrman, co-founder of the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. This series is designed to provide a deeper understanding of, and expertise in, a particular subject related to George Washington. This year's lecturer is Gordon S. Wood.

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