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Please join us for lunch and compelling discussion with a member of our 2014-2015 class of fellows, as he presents his findings and research at the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington.


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Rubenstein Leadership Hall, Fred W. Smith National Library 3600 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway, Mount Vernon, Virginia 22121

On July 22, 2015 Library fellow Bruce Ragsdale will discuss the results of his research topic, "George Washington at the Plow: Agriculture and Leadership in the Age of Revolution."

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Bruce Ragsdale

Ragsdale has served as director of the Federal Judicial History Office at the Federal Judicial Center and as associate historian of the U.S. House of Representatives. He is the author of several works on Washington’s agricultural and commercial enterprises and on the revolutionary era in Virginia. His project explores the civic character of Washington’s agricultural management and the ideals of public leadership that inspired him to reimagine his estate.

Recipient of James C. Rees Entrepreneurship Fellowship funded by the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation


Attendees should park in Mount Vernon visitor parking lots and enter the library campus via the pedestrian gate near the 4-way stop.