Admission is free on Feb. 22 for George Washington’s birthday. Admission tickets will be distributed on-site upon arrival.

Applications are now being accepted for the 2020 Mount Vernon Georgian Papers Fellowship. The fellowship is open to recent Ph.D.s and mid-career faculty as well as advanced scholars and independent researchers with topics exploring Washington in an international or comparative context. The fellowship is residential, with one month spent at the Washington Library and two months spent in London/Windsor.

To apply please provide the following: 

  1. A curriculum vitae.
  2. A 1,000-word fellowship proposal highlighting how you intend to use the collection and research assets of both the Washington Library and the Georgian Archives.
  3. Two letters of recommendation sent confidentially to Mount Vernon by the references.

Submit applications and letters of recommendation to: 

Kevin Butterfield
Executive Director, The Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington
The Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington at Mount Vernon
P.O. Box 110
Mount Vernon, VA 22121

Applications may also be submitted electronically to

All application materials must be received by December 31, 2019 for consideration. The Georgian Papers Fellow will be selected internally and will be notified on or before Washington's birthday, February 22, 2020. 


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