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.

Upcoming Events

2020 George Washington Prize Announcement

Join Washington College, The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, and George Washington's Mount Vernon for the live announcement of the winner of the 2020 George Washington Prize.

The George Washington Prize is one of the nation’s largest and most prestigious literary awards, recognizing the year’s best new books on early American history.

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Ford Evening Book Talk: Nathan Raab

Join Mount Vernon for a digital Ford Evening Book Talk with Nathan Raab in conversation with the Washington Library's Executive Director Kevin Butterfield. 

They will discuss Raab's new book, The Hunt for History.

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