Celebrate April Fools' Day with the #GWAprilFools Day Tweetup at the Washington Library at Mount Vernon.
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Tweetup Date

Registration Deadline

March 18, 2016

Attendees will be alerted to selection by March 25

#GWAprilFools Day Tweetup


What to Expect

Fifteen tweetup participants will get a behind-the-scenes peek into the world of George Washington forgeries and the people that created them.

8:30am-8:45am: Registration at the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington at Mount Vernon

8:45am-9:00am: Introduction to the program in the Karen Buchwald Wright Reading Room — Including an introduction to known George Washington forgers.

9:00am-9:45am: Document viewing in the Special Collections Suite with Special Collections Librarian Michele Lee

9:45am-10:00am: Conclusion

Registration Procedure

Fifteen participants will be selected to attend the event and will be notified via email of their selection by March 25, 2016. To indicate your interest in participating, please fill out the registration form by March 18, 2016.

Terms and Conditions

Participants must have an active Twitter account that follows @GWBooks and be 18 years of age or older to be eligible for selection. Registration is for one person only, and is non-transferable.

By registering for a Tweetup at the Washington Library you are indicating your intention to travel to the site of the event and attend in person. If you are selected for the Tweetup and cannot attend, please let the Washington Library know via email and your space will be given to another registrant on the wait list.

Tweetup participants are responsible for their all expenses related to their participation in the Tweetup including travel, accommodations, food, and other associated costs.

Events and participants scheduled to appear at the Tweetup are subject to change without notice.

The Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington (also called the Washington Library) and George Washington’s Mount Vernon are not responsible for loss or damage incurred as a result of attending a Tweetup or in the event the Tweetup is cancelled with limited or no notice.

Tweetup participants will be asked to sign a release form allowing the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington (also called the Washington Library) and George Washington’s Mount Vernon to use images or video taken of him/her and social media posts created by him/her during the event.


What is a Tweetup?
A Tweetup is an informal meeting of people who use Twitter to engage with a particular organization or about a particular topic. Tweetups at the Washington Library allow participants a behind-the-scenes look at the Washington Library collections, a chance to speak with our experts, and on occasion meet special guests.

How do I register for a Tweetup at the Washington Library?
Registration for Tweetups is available through the Washington Library website www.mountvernon.org/library for a set period of time. Tweetup participants are selected from those who sign up through the website and are notified via email of their selection. Additional registrants are placed on a waiting list and will be contacted via email if space opens up.

How are participants selected?
Due to limited space at the Washington Library, Tweetups are limited to fifteen (15) participants. In the event we have more than fifteen eligible registrants, we will randomly select from those who meet the eligibility criteria.

What are you looking for in Tweetup participants?
We look for Twitter users who:
• show an interest in George Washington, Mount Vernon, and the 18th century world
• are active on Twitter – please note that active does not mean lot of followers; we are interested in quality over quantity.
• invite others to share their experiences with a broader audience
• follow the @GWBooks Twitter account

When and how will I know if I am selected?
After registration closes, an email confirmation will be sent to those selected with additional information and directions. An email will be sent to waitlisted participants as well; however, and invitation will only be extended if there is a cancellation resulting in an open space on the tour.

What if I am selected but cannot attend the Tweetup?
Please be sure to check your availability for the Tweetup prior to filling out the registration form. In the event you are selected and unable to attend, please alert Zerah Jakub, Manager of Educational Resources and Outreach at so we can invite another participant in your place.

How can I get in touch with other Tweetup participants?
Once participants have been selected, a Twitter list will be created on the @GWBooks account that includes those selected to attend the event. Attendees are encouraged to interact with each before and after the Tweetup. Registering for the event indicates your consent to be included on the Twitter list.

Can I bring friends or family members to the Tweetup?
No. Due to limited space, only registrants selected to be participants may attend Tweetups at the Washington Library.

How can I get an answer to a question not addressed here?
Please email Zerah Jakub, Manager of Educational Outreach and Resources at with any additional questions and/or comments.

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