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.

 

 

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If you cannot attend in person, many of our book talks are streamed live on Facebook. Like the Library's Facebook page to watch book talks and learn more about Washington and American history.

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Ford Evening Book Talk: Richard Brookhiser

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

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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Ford Evening Book Talk: Patrick Spero

Mount Vernon welcomes author Patrick Spero to the Robert H. and Clarice Smith Auditorium to discuss his book Frontier Rebels: The Fight for Independence in the American West, 1765-1776 on Wednesday, January 30, 2019. Tickets for this program will be available starting on Thursday, November 29, 2018.

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