The Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington invites you to join us for our monthly Ford Evening Book Talk, which features authors and historians discussing their latest books about George Washington and our nation’s Founding era. Lectures are free and open to the public, and books will be available for purchase.

Mount Vernon has enjoyed a very special relationship with the Ford Motor Company dating back more than 90 years. We are grateful for their generous support and we applaud their abiding respect for American heritage.



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If you cannot attend in person, many of our book talks are streamed live on Facebook. Like the Library's Facebook page to watch book talks and learn more about Washington and American history.


Ford Evening Book Talk: Joseph F. Stoltz III

Mount Vernon welcomes author Joseph F. Stoltz III to the Robert H. and Clarice Smith Auditorium to discuss his book A Bloodless Victory: The Battle of New Orleans in History and in Memory on Tuesday, April 3, 2018.

*Due to in-climate weather in the Washington, D.C. area, this event has been rescheduled to Tuesday, April 3, 2018. If you have reserved a ticket for the previous date, you will automatically be on the registration list for this program.

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