Mount Vernon's Education Department offers a number of dynamic and engaging programs for educators and students of all ages.



Upcoming Events

Civic Season Kick-off: The Situation Room

George Washington Presidential Library

Step back in time to 1790s Philadelphia with our roleplaying experience, the Situation Room. During this 75-minute game, the actions you take will decide the fate of our young nation.

Your ticket also includes access to the grounds of Mount Vernon (a $28 value).

This event is hosted in partnership with Made By Us and the nation’s leading cultural institutions to encourage civic participation.

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Ford Evening Book Talk: Richard Brookhiser on John Trumbull

Robert H. and Clarice Smith Auditorium

Hear from popular historian Richard Brookhiser, author of Glorious Lessons: John Trumbull Painter of the American Revolution. 

Brookhiser examines the complicated life and legacy of John Trumbull, whose paintings portrayed both the struggle and the principles that distinguished America’s founding moment.

Attendees will have the opportunity to submit questions and have their books signed.

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Ford Evening Book Talk: Democracy in Darkness

George Washington Presidential Library

Hear from University of Notre Dame professor Katlyn Carter, author of Democracy in Darkness: Secrecy and Transparency in the Age of Revolutions. 

Dr. Carter examines how debates over secrecy and transparency in politics during the eighteenth century shaped modern democracy. This new book reshapes our understanding of how government by and for the people emerged during the Age of Revolutions.

Attendees will have the opportunity to submit questions and have their books signed.

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Ford Evening Book Talk: The Memory of '76

George Washington Presidential Library

Hear from historian Michael D. Hattem, author of The Memory of '76: The Revolution in American History. 

In this new book, Dr. Hattem examines the surprising history of how Americans have fought over the meaning and legacy of the Revolution for nearly two and a half centuries.

Attendees will have the opportunity to submit questions and have their books signed.

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