The Library frequently hosts a variety of dynamic events, welcoming established scholars, leaders, and experts from numerous fields.



Upcoming Events

Lunch and Fellowship with Robert Paulett

Fred W. Smith National Library

Join us for lunch and compelling discussion with a member of our 2017-18 class of research fellows as he discusses his research topic The Proclamation of 1763 and the Idea of a Beautiful America on Tuesday, July 24, 2018. A boxed lunch will be provided

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Ford Evening Book Talk: Craig Bruce Smith

Robert H. and Clarice Smith Auditorium

Mount Vernon welcomes author Craig Bruce Smith to the Robert H. and Clarice Smith Auditorium to discuss his book American Honor: The Creation of the Nation's Ideals during the Revolutionary Era on Thursday, August 9, 2018.

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Lunch and Fellowship with Krysten Blackstone

Fred W. Smith National Library

Join us for lunch and compelling discussion with a member of our 2017-18 class of research fellows as she discusses her research topic The Hardest Conflict: Morale and Identity in the Continental Army during the American Revolution, 1775-1783 on Tuesday, August 14, 2018. A boxed lunch will be provided. 

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Ford Evening Book Talk: Creating Capitol Hill

Robert H. and Clarice Smith Auditorium

Mount Vernon welcomes authors Charles Carroll Carter, William diGiacomantonio, Don Alexander Hawkins, and Pamela Scott to the Robert H. and Clarice Smith Auditorium to discuss their book Creating Capitol Hill: Place, Proprietors, and People on Thursday, September 13, 2018.

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Ford Evening Book Talk: Peter Stark

Robert H. and Clarice Smith Auditorium

Mount Vernon welcomes author Peter Stark to the Robert H. and Clarice Smith Auditorium to discuss his book Young Washington: How Wilderness and War Forged America’s Founding Father on Thursday, October 25, 2018. Tickets for this program will be available starting on Friday, August 10, 2018. 

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Ford Evening Book Talk: Richard Brookhiser

Robert H. and Clarice Smith Auditorium

Mount Vernon welcomes author Richard Brookhiser to the Robert H. and Clarice Smith Auditorium to discuss his book John Marshall: The Man Who Made the Supreme Court on Wednesday, November 28, 2018. Tickets for this program will be available starting on Friday, September 14, 2018. 

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Ford Evening Book Talk: Robert P. Watson

Robert H. and Clarice Smith Auditorium

Mount Vernon welcomes author Robert P. Watson to the Robert H. and Clarice Smith Auditorium to discuss his book The Ghost Ship of Brooklyn: An Untold Story of the American Revolution on Thursday, December 6, 2018. Tickets for this program will be available starting on Friday, October 26, 2018.

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