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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

Digital Book Talks

The Washington Library's Digital Book Talk series features LIVE conversations with leading historians and scholars of early America. Please join us each week for fascinating discussions about the past and for your opportunity to ask our guests questions about their work.

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Arthur Burns and Zara Anishanslin: Georgian Papers Programme

Arthur Burns and Zara Anishanslin will talk about their experiences with the Georgian Papers Programme.

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The Overseers of Early American Slavery: A Conversation with Laura Sandy

Join Mount Vernon and Monticello for a digital book talk with Dr. Laura Sandy of the University of Liverpool on her new book The Overseers of Early American Slavery. This event is co-sponsored by the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington at Mount Vernon and the Robert H. Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies at Monticello.

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