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    George Washington's New Room Restoration

    Historians and curators at George Washington’s Mount Vernon estate talked about George Washington’s “New Room,” which, after 14 months, six hundred thousand dollars,…

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    George Washington Presidential Library Grand Opening

    The Mount Vernon Ladies' Association hosted a grand opening ceremony at The Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington more than two hundred years after George…

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    George Washington's Presidential Library

    The Mount Vernon Ladies Association announced the September 2013 opening of Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington, which will house the president’s rare…

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    Michael Nelson Discusses the U.S. Constitution and Power of the Presidency

    Michael Nelson discusses the United States Constitution and the power of the presidency. Nelson is a Rhodes College political science professor and a senior fellow at the University of…

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    The Constitution and the Role of the President

    Edwin Meese III spoke about George Washington, the U.S. Constitution and the powers of the presidency. Mr. Meese served as the 75th U.S. attorney general and as counselor to the…

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    George Washington and American Nationhood

    George Mason University history professor Peter Henriques talked about George Washington’s legacy and how Washington laid a foundation for the success of the United States.

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    George Washington at 57

    Presidential historian Richard Norton Smith reflected on George Washington at the age of 57, the year he became president of the United States. He responded to questions from members…

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    George Washington at 43

    Presidential historian Richard Norton Smith reflected on George Washington at the age of 43. He looked at how George Washington’s life experience up to that point, including his…

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    George Washington at 22

    Presidential historian Richard Norton Smith reflected on George Washington at the age of 22 and how his parent, peers, and early military experiences helped shape his personality. He…

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    Book Discussion on Sarah Johnson's Mount Vernon

    Scott Casper talked about his book Sarah Johnson’s Mount Vernon: The Forgotten History of an American Shrine (Hill and Wang, January 2008). The book reconstructs the story of a…

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    Mount Vernon

    James Rees spoke live from Mount Vernon, Virginia, the home of George and Martha Washington. He talked about recently-opened facilities at the site and conducted a tour of the new…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were opened for comments on the topic, “Florida: End of Paperless Ballots.” br/ Participating by telephone, Chuck Todd reported on possible Democratic…

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    Mount Vernon Museum Opening Ceremony

    David McCullough made the keynote address at opening ceremonies for the Ford Orientation Center and Donald W. Reynolds Museum and Education Center at Mount Vernon. Roger Mudd acted as…

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    Purple Heart Ceremony

    Seven service members were awarded the Purple Heart at a ceremony held near President Washington’s tomb at the Mount Vernon Estate in Virginia. Deputy Defense Secretary Gordon…

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    Book Discussion on Martha Washington: An American Life

    Patricia Brady talked about her biography, Martha Washington: An American Life, published by Viking. She described Martha Washington as a decisive woman who contributed greatly to the…

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    Book Discussion on 1776

    David McCullough talked about his book, 1776, published by Simon and Schuster, and George Washington’s legacy. The book chronicled the military side of the American Revolution,…

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    Book Discussion on Mount Vernon Love Story

    Writer Mary Higgins Clark discussed her biographical novel, Mount Vernon Love Story. The novel, which concentrates on Washington’s personal life, was published by Simon and…

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    Supreme Court of George Washington

    Ms. Marcus talked about the Supreme Court in its infancy during the presidency of George Washington. Among the issues she addressed were the number of justices, Washington’s…

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    George Washington's Presidency

    Mr. Warren, assistant editor of the George Washington Papers Project at the University of Virginia, critiqued George Washington’s presidency. He described Washington as an…

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    Rediscovering George Washington

    Mr. Brookhiser spoke what he has learned about President Washington through and after the writing of his recent book, Founding Father: Rediscovering George Washington. He highlighted…

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