Mount Vernon is open to visitors throughout the inauguration week.  We look forward to seeing you.

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

Approximately one week before each lecture, YouTube links will be posted to this page. You can also join us live on Facebook and Twitter. All times are shown in Eastern Time.

Digital Talks from 2020 can be found here.

Upcoming Talks

Thursday, January 14 at 7 pm ET: Nathaniel Green

Join Mount Vernon for a digital Ford Evening Book Talk with historian Nathaniel C. Green in conversation with the Washington Library's Executive Director Kevin Butterfield. They will discuss Green's new book, The Man of the People: Political Dissent and the Making of the American Presidency.

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Tuesday, January 19 at 7 pm ET: Donald Johnson

Join Mount Vernon for a virtual book talk with Dr. Donald F. Johnson where we will discuss his new book Occupied America: British Military Rule and the Experience of Revolution.

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Thursday, February 4 at 7 pm ET: Elena A. Peña

During this month's virtual Ford Evening Book Talk, Elena A. Peña will explore her book ¡Viva George! Celebrating Washington's Birthday at the US-Mexico Border.

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Tuesday, February 9 at 7 pm ET: Marcus Nevius 

Dr. Marcus P. Nevius will join Mount Vernon for a virtual book talk where we will discuss his latest book, City of Refuge: Slavery and Petit Marronage in the Great Dismal Swamp, 1763-1856.

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Nathaniel Green


Nathaniel C. Green will discuss his new book, The Man of the People: Political Dissent and the Making of the American Presidency.

Donald Johnson


Donald F. Johnson will explore his new book Occupied America: British Military Rule and the Experience of Revolution.

Marcus Nevius


Marcus P. Nevius will discuss his latest book, City of Refuge: Slavery and Petit Marronage in the Great Dismal Swamp, 1763-1856.

Past Talks

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