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Please join us for lunch and compelling discussion with a member of our 2014-2015 class of fellows, as they present their findings and their 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 December 1, 2014 at the Rubenstein Leadership Hall in the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington, Erin Eisenbarth, a member of the Library’s 2014-2015 class of fellows, will discuss the results of her research topic, "Collecting George Washington: Myths, Meanings, and Memorabilia"

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Erin Eisenbarth

Eisenbarth is a Ph.D. candidate at the Bard Graduate Center: Decorative Arts, Design History, and Material Culture. Her research examines of how George Washington’s legacy and possessions were used by late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century collectors to create idealized personal and national identities.


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