The Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington invites you to join us for our monthly Ford Evening Book Talk, which features authors and historians discussing their latest books about George Washington and our nation’s Founding era. Lectures are free and open to the public, and books will be available for purchase.

Mount Vernon has enjoyed a very special relationship with the Ford Motor Company dating back more than 90 years. We are grateful for their generous support and we applaud their abiding respect for American heritage.

 

 

Ford Evening Book Talk: Carla McClafferty

Mount Vernon welcomes author Carla McClafferty to the Robert H. and Clarice Smith Auditorium to discuss her book for young adults titled Buried Lives: The Enslaved People of George Washington's Mount Vernon on Thursday, April 11, 2019. The event will also feature a presentation from Mount Vernon's archaeology department, highlighting recent discoveries from the Slave Cemetery and about the enslaved population.

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Ford Evening Book Talk: Tom Clavin

Mount Vernon welcomes author Tom Clavin to the Robert H. and Clarice Smith Auditorium to discuss his book Valley Forge on Tuesday, May 7, 2019. Tickets for this program will be available starting on Thursday, March 7, 2019.

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Ford Evening Book Talk: Xavier F. Salomon

Mount Vernon welcomes author Xavier F. Salomon to the Robert H. and Clarice Smith Auditorium to discuss his book Canova's George Washington on Tuesday, June 4, 2019. Tickets for this program will be available starting on Friday, April 12, 2019.

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