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Please join us for lunch and compelling discussion with a member of our staff, 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

In observance of George Washington’s Birthday, the Library invites you to join us for lunch and compelling discussion with a new full-time member of our staff, as she presents her work as Associate Editor of The Papers of George Washington. The Papers project was established in 1968 at the University of Virginia, and is working to publish comprehensive letterpress and digital editions of Washington's correspondence. Neal will describe how George Washington’s papers were preserved during his lifetime and what happened to these documents after his death. She will also explain the process of documentary editing, and will end by discussing the contents of the final volume of the Presidential series, spanning the last six months of Washington's presidency from 1 October 1796 to 3 March 1797, which she is currently editing.

This is an exclusive members-only event.

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