Join the Washington Library, the John Marshall Center for Constitutional History & Civics, and Preservation Virginia's John Marshall House for a virtual talk with Robert Strauss about his new book, John Marshall: The Final Founder.
Special Guests Kevin C. Walsh, President of the John Marshall Center for Constitutional History & Civics and Jennifer Hurst-Wender, Director of Museum Operations and Education at Preservation Virginia will also join the conversation to discuss how their organizations are working to preserve the legacy of John Marshall.
The 2021 Mount Vernon Symposium will take place on June 4-6.
Join leading gardeners, historians, horticulturists, archaeologists, and preservationists as they reconsider the importance of gardening, landscapes, and design in early America. Learn how Washington and his contemporaries shaped the natural world to achieve beauty through gardening, profited through agriculture, and conveyed civic values through landscape design—and how these historic methods remain relevant in today’s world. Revisit long-lost gardens, explore contemporary creations inspired by the past, and come face-to-face with the most authentic 18th-century plantation landscape in the United States.
The Mount Vernon Symposium is endowed by the generous support of The Robert H. Smith Family Foundation and Lucy S. Rhame.