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Monday, October 19 at 4:00 pm ET: Members-Only Livestream

On select Mondays, we'll be hosting special livestreams just for our Mount Vernon members! On Monday, October 19, Philadelphia high society hosts Elizabeth and Samuel Powel welcomed numerous prominent individuals of the Founding Era into their home -- considered the epicenter of political discussion and entertainment. George Washington was a frequent guest, seeking political insight and intellectual conversation with Elizabeth, whom he considered one of his closest friends.

Join Washington Library Reference Librarian Samantha Snyder and Kayla Anthony, Executive Director of The Philadelphia Society for the Preservation of Landmarks (PhilaLandmarks) for a discussion on the intimate friendship between the Powels and the Washingtons, as well as the longstanding institutional connection between the Mount Vernon Ladies Association and PhilaLandmarks.

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Thursday, October 15 at 12:00 pm ET

Join Horticulture Director Dean Norton for a tour of the Lower Garden at Mount Vernon on Thursday, October 15 at noon ET! (Rain date is Oct. 16)

Wednesday, October 7 at 7pm ET

Join Mount Vernon for a digital Ford Evening Book Talk with Nathan Raab in conversation with the Washington Library's Executive Director Kevin Butterfield. They will discuss Raab's new book, The Hunt for History.

Monday, October 5 at 7:00 pm ET: Members-Only

Every Monday, we'll be hosting a special livestream just for our Mount Vernon members! On Monday, October 5, celebrated presidential historian Douglas Brinkley will join Doug Bradburn to discuss the various individuals who have held the highest office in the land.

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Saturday, October 3 at 11:00 am ET

George Washington’s Mount Vernon joins Black Women United for Action in remembering the enslaved people who lived and worked at Mount Vernon with a virtual program and wreathlaying ceremony at the Slave Memorial on Saturday, October 3 at 11:00 am ET.

Learn more about the ceremony & memorial

Wednesday, September 30 at noon ET

Join us for a live TEA-ser with Martha Washington as she prepares for her in-person costumed tea event on Saturday, October 17 at the Mount Vernon Inn Restaurant! 

Learn more about the tea event

Friday, September 25 at noon ET

On September 25 at noon ET, Washington College, The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, and George Washington's Mount Vernon will announce the winner of the 2020 George Washington Prize live.

The George Washington Prize is one of the nation’s largest and most prestigious literary awards, recognizing the year’s best new books on early American history. The prize ranks among the largest and most prestigious honors in the publishing industry. Learn more about the GW Prize and this year's nominees.

Thursday, September 24 at 7:00 pm ET

Pandemics in American History will take a comprehensive look at the various pandemics that have plagued our nation since its inception, providing context for today's crisis.

Tuesday, September 22 at 7:00 pm ET: Members-Only

We'll be hosting a special livestream just for our Mount Vernon members each week! On Tuesday, September 22, join us for an exclusive interview with Michelin three-star chef Patrick O’Connell, founder of the Inn at Little Washington. He talks with Doug Bradburn about his efforts preserving a small town’s architectural history over the last 42 years, one building at a time, in “Little” Washington, Virginia -- a place where as a young surveyor George Washington first named the streets back in 1749.

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Tuesday, September 15 at 7pm ET

Join Mount Vernon for a digital Ford Evening Book Talk with Richard Dietrich in conversation with Dr. Susan P. Schoelwer, Mount Vernon's Executive Director for Historic Preservation and Collections, and Robert H. Smith Senior Curator. They will discuss the Dietrich American Foundation's new book, In Pursuit of History: A Lifetime Collecting Colonial American Art and Artifacts.

Monday, September 14 at 7:00 pm: Members-Only

Every Monday, we'll be hosting a special livestream just for our Mount Vernon members! On Monday, September 14, National Constitution Center President & CEO Jeffery Rosen joins Washington Library Executive Director Kevin Butterfield in advance of Constitution Day. They will reflect on the world-altering significance of the document's creation in 1787, as well as the National Constitution Center's ongoing efforts to educate the public today.

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Monday, September 7 at noon ET

Franklin & Washington: Edward J. Larson in conversation with Dr. Márcia Balisciano

During their lifetimes and in the years since, Benjamin Franklin and George Washington have been the subject of great literary interest. Yet each has typically been a minor player in the chronicles of the other – until now.

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Edward J. Larson's new book, Franklin & Washington, uncovers the close relationship between these two principal founders of the United States. Professor Larson, University Professor of History and Darling Chair in Law at Pepperdine University, who was also an inaugural Fellow at the Library for the Study of George Washington at Mount Vernon, will be in conversation with Dr. Márcia Balisciano, Director of the Benjamin Franklin House in London, the world's only surviving Franklin home.

On the table will be the genesis of Franklin and Washington's friendship and its impact on the American story, and their legacies in a time of challenge.

Monday, August 31 at 4:00 pm ET: Members-Only Livestream

Every Monday, we'll be hosting a special livestream just for our Mount Vernon members! Join Mount Vernon curator Adam Erby as he takes a deep dive into our collection -- sometimes sharing rarely seen treasures. This month he shows off Intimate Objects: Portrait Miniatures Owned by the Washington Family.

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Tuesday, September 1 at noon ET

Tune in with your family and learn how to make your own Dove of Peace with supplies you have at home with our Family Learning team, and discover all our family programming happening at Mount Vernon this fall!

Thursday, August 27 at 2 pm ET

Join Mount Vernon and Monticello for a digital talk with Dr. Frank Cogliano of the University of Edinburgh to discuss his project exploring the complicated relationship between George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. This event is co-sponsored by the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington at Mount Vernon and the Robert H. Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies at Monticello.

Tuesday, August 25 at noon ET

Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello and George Washington’s Mount Vernon are proud to partner on a live Q&A featuring Thomas Jefferson, interpreted by Bill Barker, and George Washington, interpreted by Dean Malissa. Join us as these veteran interpreters delve into the relationship between Jefferson and Washington, their leadership styles, views in politics and slavery, and their respective impact on America’s founding.

Thursday, August 20 at noon ET

This week, our Teaching Tuesday team will be discussing integrating women's history into the classroom curriculum! We'll be talking to high school teacher Bonnie Belshe and looking at series of lesson plans that uses Martha Washington as a case study to integrate women's history into the events of the American Revolution and the New Nation historical eras.

Thursday, August 13 at 7 pm ET

Join Mount Vernon for a digital Ford Evening Book Talk with Dr. Stephanie Jones-Rogers in conversation with Kevin Butterfield, Executive Director of the Washington Library They will discuss Jones-Rogers's new book, They Were Her Property: White Women as Slave Owners in the American South.

Tuesday, August 11 at noon ET

Join Mount Vernon Associate Curator Jessie MacLeod ahead of the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment for a look at our latest exhibit at Mount Vernon, 'Fighting For Their Cause: Women’s Activism, from Mount Vernon to Suffrage.'

Friday, August 7 at 10:00 am ET

Join Mount Vernon and members of the Military Order of the Purple Heart and the National Museum United States Army for a livestream of the estate’s official National Purple Heart Day Wreath Laying at Washington’s Tomb and Commemoration Ceremony in the Tomb Grove, beginning at 10:00am. The ceremony will include music and remarks by special guests.

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Tuesday, August 4 at noon ET

Join Mount Vernon's archivist Rebecca Baird in the special collections vault at the Washington Library for the story behind the documents of the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association. 

Monday, August 3 at 4:00 pm ET

On select Mondays, we host special livestreams just for our Mount Vernon members! On Monday, August 3, join 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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Thursday, July 30 at 10:00 am ET

Join us for a livestream with Mount Vernon's resident fifer, Don Francisco, for an abridged version of his Music of the Revolution program with a focus on three African-American Revolutionary War fifers.

Tuesday, July 28 at 2pm: Book Talk Tuesday

Join Mount Vernon and Monticello for a digital book talk with Dr. Laura Sandy of the University of Liverpool on her new book The Overseers of Early American Slavery. This event is co-sponsored by the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington at Mount Vernon and the Robert H. Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies at Monticello.

Tuesday, July 21 at 7 pm: Book Talk Tuesday

Dr. Jessica Lowe of the University of Virginia School of Law will discuss her book Murder in the Shenandoah: Making Law Sovereign in Revolutionary Virginia.

Monday, July 20 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 20, join Joanne Freeman, Professor of History and American Studies at Yale University and co-host of the popular podcast Back Story. 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 20 at noon ET: Teaching with Maps

Join us for a special Mapping Monday livestream with our the Teaching Tuesday crew! Sadie Troy and special guest Jim Ambuske will explore the world of maps and the powerful impact they can have within the classroom using the Washington Library’s Richard H Brown Revolutionary War Map Collection.

Thursday, July 16 at 12 pm: Frank Lee

Join us for a livestream with Frank Lee, one of the enslaved men who worked as a butler for the Washingtons.

Tuesday, July 14 at 2 pm: Georgian Papers Programme

Arthur Burns and Zara Anishanslin will talk about their experiences with the Georgian Papers Programme.

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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Friday, July 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.

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.

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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