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Wednesday, July 8 at 7:00 pm ET

Join Mount Vernon for a digital Ford Evening Book Talk with Judge Douglas H. Ginsburg in conversation with noted philanthropist David M. Rubenstein. They will discuss Ginsburg's new book, Voices of Our Republic.

Friday, June 10 at noon ET: The Syphax Family

On Friday, July 10 at noon ET, join Genealogist and Family Historian Steve Hammond for a live discussion with Brenda Parker, Mount Vernon Character Interpreter & African American Interpretation & Special Projects Coordinator, on the Syphax family lineage and their connections to historic sites in the area, including Mount Vernon.

Monday, July 13 at 7:00 pm ET: Members-Only Livestream

Every Monday, we'll be hosting a special livestream just for our Mount Vernon members! On Monday, July 13, join Ron Chernow, prize winning journalist, historian, biographer, and 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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Past Livestreams

Monday, July 6 at 7:00 pm ET: Members-Only Livestream

Every Monday, we'll be hosting a special livestream just for our Mount Vernon members! On Monday, July 6, 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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Saturday, July 4 at 9:30 am ET

If you can't join us in person at Mount Vernon, join us virtually on Independence Day at 9:30 am ET to watch General Washington inspect the troops and read the Declaration of Independence!

Wednesday, July 1 at 7:00 pm ET

On Wednesday, July 1, join us for a BONUS members-only livestream with Carlyle Group co-founder and co-executive chairman, patriotic philanthropist, and friend of Mount Vernon David Rubenstein, for a unique interview with General George Washington.

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Tuesday, June 30 at 7 pm ET: Remembering and Rediscovering Mary Ball Washington

his year, the Annual Martha Washington Lecture will focus on Mary Ball Washington, George Washington's mother. Historians Martha Saxton, Craig Shirley, and Charlene Boyer Lewis will discuss their recent biographies of Mary Ball Washington and their research into 18th-century women in a conversation moderated by Karin Wulf.

Monday, June 29 at 7:00 pm ET

Every Monday, we'll be hosting a special livestream just for our Mount Vernon members. On Monday, June 29, 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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Saturday, June 27 around 9-9:15 pm ET

Enjoy Mount Vernon's Independence Fireworks LIVE on Saturday, June 27, beginning sometime between 9:00 pm and 9:15 pm ET!

Friday, June 26 at noon ET

Join Mount Vernon's Director of Interpretation Jeremy Ray LIVE at Mount Vernon to learn about the new programs we're offering at Mount Vernon since reopening, and answer your questions about what's happening now at Mount Vernon!

Tuesday, June 23 at 7 pm ET: Book Talk

Join Dr. Jamie Goodall LIVE as she discusses her new book, Pirates of the Chesapeake Bay: From the Colonial Era to the Oyster Wars with Washington Library's Jim Ambuske.

Monday, June 22 at 7:00 pm ET

Every Monday, we'll be hosting a special livestream just for our Mount Vernon members! On Monday, June 22, join National Book Award winner Nathaniel Philbrick for a discussion with Mount Vernon President & CEO Douglas Bradburn on some of the accounts detailed in his bestselling books from The American Revolution Series.

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Friday, June 19 at noon ET

Join Brenda Parker, Mount Vernon Character Interpreter & African American Interpretation & Special Projects Coordinator, along with Associate Curator Jessie MacLeod, for a special program on Juneteenth that explores the experiences of four individuals at Mount Vernon on Manumission Day—January 1, 1801—when Martha Washington freed her late husband’s slaves.

Tuesday, June 16 at 7 pm ET: Ford Evening Book Talk

Historian Lindsay Chervinksy will discuss her new book, The Cabinet: George Washington and the Creation of an American Institution with Kevin Butterfield, Executive Director of the Washington Library during this Ford Evening Book Talk.

Monday, June 15 at 7pm: Member Livestream with Ian Kahn

Every Monday, we'll be hosting a special livestream just for our Mount Vernon members! On Monday, June 15 at 7 pm ET, 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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Friday, June 12 at noon ET

Join us LIVE in our Archaeology Lab for a look at artifacts found on the estate with Mount Vernon's Curator of Archaeological Collections Sean Devlin.

Thursday, June 11 at 12:00 pm ET

Join Mount Vernon for a conversation with Professor Paul Gilje from the University of Oklahoma, with Executive Director of the Washington Library Kevin Butterfield. They will discuss "Street Protests in America from the Founding to Today".

Wednesday, June 10 at 4:00 pm ET

Join Matt Chase, CEO of the National Association of Counties, for a discussion with Mount Vernon's Director of Leadership Programs Joseph Stoltz on Washington’s experiences at the local government level and what it looks like today.

Tuesday, June 9 at 7:00 pm ET

Book Talk with author Mary Beth Norton on her book, 1774: The Long Year of Revolution, with Executive Director of the Washington Library Kevin Butterfield.

Tuesday, June 9 at noon ET

Join Mount Vernon’s Student Learning Specialist Sadie Troy and Mount Vernon’s Manager of Teacher Programs Alissa Oginsk for an object analysis of an original punch bowl in our museum collections, plus a follow up activity for the classroom.

Monday, June 8 at 7 pm ET

Every Monday, we'll be hosting a special livestream just for our Mount Vernon members! 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 8 at 12:00 pm

Join Mount Vernon Research Archaeologist Jason Boroughs at the Slave Quarters and House for Families site for a discussion on archaeology and the enslaved community at Mount Vernon. 

Monday, June 1 at 4 pm ET: Member Monday

Every Monday, we'll be hosting a special livestream just for our Mount Vernon members! On June 1, 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, June 1 at noon ET: Mansion Monday

Explore a different part of the Mansion LIVE every Monday at noon. This Monday, join us for a tour of the Mansion cellar with Mount Vernon's Director of Preservation, Thomas Reinhart!

Friday, May 29 at noon ET: Casual Friday

We're talking whiskey for our Casual Friday livestream on May 29 at noon ET! Join us for a tour of George Washington's Distillery with Mount Vernon Director of Historic Trades, Steve Bashore.

Thursday, May 28 at 4 pm ET: Trivia Thursday

Join us for Mount Vernon's family-friendly trivia game, and every Thursday after, at 4 pm ET in May! Mount Vernon experts will test their knowledge as they answer trivia questions related to Washington. But whose justification is more convincing? You get to decide! Watch the game to vote on who you think answered the question correctly.

Players can watch or play along. To play, people need at least two devices, such as a computer, tablet, or smartphone. Use one device to watch the game and the other to vote for your favorite Mount Vernon expert. The larger the screen, the more members of your family can play along. More than one person can vote per device! If you want to keep track of who in your household picks the right answer, keep a piece of paper handy to record your score.

Thursday, May 28 at noon ET: Tranquil Thursday

Soak in the sights & sounds of Mount Vernon during our Tranquil Thursday livestream. On May 28 at noon ET, join our livestock team as they sheer our hog island sheep!

Wednesday, May 27 at 7 pm ET: Ford Evening Book Talk

Join authors Ryan Manion, Heather Kelly, and Amy Looney Heffernan as they discuss their book The Knock at the Door: Three Gold Star Families Bonded by Grief and Purpose. This Ford Evening Book Talk will feature a discussion with General John F. Kelly, U.S.M.C. (RET) and will be moderated by journalist Mary Katharine Ham.

Wednesday, May 27 at 2:30 pm ET: Washington Wednesday

Tune in for a special Washington Wednesday livestream at 2:30 pm ET for a discussion between John Allen of the Brookings Institution and Mount Vernon President & CEO Douglas Bradburn on George Washington's leadership and legacy.

Tuesday, May 26 at 7 pm ET: Book Talk Tuesday

Join author Vincent Brown LIVE as he discusses his new book, Tacky’s Revolt: The Story of an Atlantic Slave War with Washington Library's Jim Ambuske.

Tuesday, May 26 at noon ET: Teaching Tuesday

Every Tuesday, our education team will highlight a different teaching technique/activity that incorporates one of our online learning resources for K-12 students, teachers, and parents. This Tuesday, we'll play our interactive experience 'Be Washington' and talk through the Newburgh Address and the test of Washington's leadership!

Monday, May 25 at 4 pm ET: Member Monday

Every Monday, we'll be hosting a special livestream just for our Mount Vernon members! On Memorial Day, we welcome bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Rick Atkinson in conversation with Doug Bradburn as they discuss America at war.

Click here to become a Mount Vernon member and tune in to these special livestreams, and to learn more about membership perks.

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Monday, May 25 at noon ET: Mansion Monday

Join Mount Vernon’s architectural historian Caroline Spurry for a tour of the kitchen for our next Mansion Monday livestream. Spurry will explore the cooking room, scullery and larder on the first floor, and if time allows, the two rooms upstairs above the kitchen!

Friday, May 22 at noon ET: Casual Friday

Join Mount Vernon Associate Curator Amanda Isaac for a special livestream in our Museum Collections storage facility for an up-close look at her favorite textile items in our collections, including a little-known portrait of George Washington and Martha Washington's bathing gown!

Thursday, May 21 at 7 pm ET: 2020 Michelle Smith Lecture

Join author T.H. Breen as he discusses his book, The Will of the People: The Revolutionary Birth of America with Kevin Butterfield, Executive Director of the Washington Library in our third and final lecture of the 2020 Michelle Smith Lecture Series.

Thursday, May 21 at 4 pm ET: Trivia Thursday

Join us for Mount Vernon's family-friendly trivia game every Thursday after at 4 pm ET in May! Mount Vernon experts will test their knowledge as they answer trivia questions related to Washington. But whose justification is more convincing? You get to decide! Watch the game to vote on who you think answered the question correctly.

Players can watch or play along. To play, people need at least two devices, such as a computer, tablet, or smartphone. Use one device is to watch the game and the other to vote for your favorite Mount Vernon expert. The larger the screen, the more members of your family can play along. More than one person can vote per device! If you want to keep track of who in your household picks the right answer, keep a piece of paper and a pencil handy to record your score.

Thursday, May 21 at noon ET: Tranquil Thursday

Tune in for a moment of zen at Mount Vernon every Thursday. On Thursday, May 21 at noon ET, soak in the sights & sounds of Mount Vernon during a peaceful livestream at the horse pasture near our new Livestock Barn!

Wednesday, May 20 at noon ET: Washington Wednesday

Take a deep dive into a different piece of Washington history each Wednesday. On May 20 at noon ET, Mount Vernon President & CEO Doug Bradburn will take you into the rare book vault at the Washington Library!

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