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Monday, August 3 at 4pm ET: Trees of Mount Vernon with Dean Norton

Join Mount Vernon's Director of Horticulture Dean Norton as he takes you on a tour of the trees of Mount Vernon.

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Monday, July 20 at 7pm ET: Conversation with Joanne Freeman

Joanne Freeman, a Professor of History and American Studies at Yale University and co-host of the popular podcast Back Story, specializes in early American politics and political culture. A leading expert on Hamilton, Lin-Manuel Miranda used her first two books - Affairs of Honor: National Politics in the New Republic and Alexander Hamilton: Writings — while writing his Broadway show Hamilton.

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Monday, July 13 at 7pm ET: Conversation with Ron Chernow

Prize winning journalist, historian, and biographer Ron Chernow is the author of "Alexander Hamilton" -- the inspiration behind the hit musical. He is also the winner of the Pulitzer Prize and American History Book Prize for "Washington: A Life." Chernow will share stories of his role in creating the "Hamilton" cultural phenomenon as well as other significant projects he's had a hand in.

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Monday, July 6 at 7pm ET: Conversation with Christopher Jackson

We welcome star of stage and screen Christopher Jackson, who will talk about what it was like originating the role of George Washington as part of one of the biggest pop culture phenomenons in history -- the Broadway cast of Hamilton.

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Thursday, July 2 at 4pm ET: Yellow Bed Revealed!

Mount Vernon’s reproduction of the most expensive bed George Washington ever purchased is now complete! Be among the first to see the bed unveiled. Associate Curator Amanda Isaac will discuss the history and context of this remarkable bed, and Natalie Larson of Historic Textiles, Inc., will describe the process of recreating it.

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Wednesday, July 1 at 7pm ET: David Rubenstein Interviews General George Washington

The Carlyle Group co-founder and co-executive chairman, patriotic philanthropist, and friend of Mount Vernon David Rubenstein speaks with General George Washington in an exclusive interview.

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Monday, June 29 at 7pm ET: Conversation with Annette Gordon-Reed

Pulitzer prize winner Annette Gordon-Reed will talk with Doug about the recent protests against racial injustice and police brutality, race, and the founding of the US and the Declaration of Independence.

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Monday, June 22 at 7pm ET: Conversation with Nathaniel Philbrick

Conversation with Nathaniel Philbrick

Conversation with Nathaniel Philbrick

National Book Award winner Nathaniel Philbrick will join Doug in conversation to discuss some of the accounts detailed in his bestselling books from The American Revolution Series.

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Monday, June 15 at 7pm ET: Conversation with Ian Kahn

Join us for a taste of Hollywood! Actor Ian Kahn will talk about what it was like to step into the boots of General George Washington on AMC's TURN: Washington's Spies.

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Monday, June 8 at 7 pm ET: Conversation with Richard Brookhiser

On Monday, May 11 at 7 pm ET, journalist & author Richard Brookhiser will speak with Mount Vernon President & CEO Doug Bradburn and take your questions.

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Monday, June 1 at 4pm ET: Upper Garden Tour with Dean Norton

Join Horticulture Director Dean Norton in the first of his exclusive series for members, as he explores this beautiful garden during the height of its seasonal splendor and explains its design and the mixing of pleasure with necessity.

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Monday, May 25 at 4pm ET: Conversation with Rick Atkinson

Memorial Day we welcomed bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Rick Atkinson in conversation with Doug Bradburn as they discussed America at war.

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Monday, May 18 at 4pm ET: Virtual Tea Party

Sip tea as Martha shares memories of her and the General’s life as a young married couple, during the Revolutionary War and Presidency, and at their beloved Mount Vernon.

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Monday, May 11 at 7pm ET: Conversation with Joseph Ellis

On Monday, May 11 at 7 pm ET, Pulitzer-Prize winning author Joseph Ellis spoke with Mount Vernon President & CEO Doug Bradburn and took member questions.

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Monday, May 4 at 4pm ET: Q&A with Doug Bradburn

President & CEO Doug Bradburn shares an update on what is happening at the estate during the closure and answered your questions. 

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