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    Amateur Depictions of George Washington

    Wendy Wick Reaves talked about how George Washington’s contemporaries depicted him in amateur sketches and drawings, including lesser-known images of George Washington that circulated…

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    George Washington Portraits

    Hugh Howard talked about presidential portraits of George Washington and what audiences can learn about America’s first president from these depictions. He talked about the work…

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    Book Discussion on The Return of George Washington

    Professor Edward Larson talked about his book, The Return of George Washington: 1783-1789. This biography reveals the importance of General Washington reluctantly coming out of retirement…

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    George Washington and the 1787 Constitutional Convention

    Edward Larson talked about George Washington’s role in the Constitutional Convention of 1787. Washington agreed to participate as the delegate from Virginia and was then voted to…

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    George Washington and Benedict Arnold

    Historian Peter Henriques talked about George Washington’s relationship with General Benedict Arnold. Professor Henriques spoke about how Washington’s response to…

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    George Washington and the West

    Edward Larson talked about George Washington’s journey to inspect his western Virginia landholdings during his retirement, and how it contributed to his interest in western expansion…

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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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    Fraunces Tavern Museum

    Jessica Baldwin Phillips toured the Fraunces Tavern Museum on the southern tip of Manhattan, and talked about the history of the reconstructed 1719 building where General George Washington…

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    George Washington and the Battle of Trenton

    Historian Phillip Thomas Tucker talked about his book, George Washington’s Surprise Attack: A New Look at the Battle That Decided the Fate of America. in which he provides an in-depth…

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    Book Discussion on George Washington's Eye

    Joseph Manca talked about his book, George Washington’s Eye: Landscape, Architecture and Design at Mount Vernon, in which he talks about how the grounds and architecture at Mount…

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    Book Discussion on Mr. President

    Historian Harlow Unger talked about his book, Mr. President: George Washington and the Making of the Nation’s Highest Office, in which he recounts the presidency of George…

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    George Washington's Presidency

    George Fox University professor Kerry Irish talked about the presidency of George Washington, who was inaugurated in 1789. Professor Irish argued that Washington was aware his actions in…

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    Intellectual George Washington

    George Washington University’s Denver Brunsman talked about George Washington as an intellectual. George Washington’s lack of a university education bothered him his entire…

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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 Boyhood Home

    Archaeologist Laura Galke talked about Ferry Farm, George Washington’s boyhood home, and the artifacts uncovered during archaeological digs conducted at the site over the past…

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    Hamilton and Washington's Wartime Relationship

    Alexander Hamilton scholar Michael Newton and Alexander Hamilton Awareness Society Founder Rand Scholet talked about George Washington and Alexander Hamilton’s wartime…

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    Remembering General George Washington

    Edward Lengel talked about at General George Washington as a military commander, offering insights into his strengths and weaknesses. “The Saviour of Our Country: Remembering…

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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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    Book Discussion on "Mr. President"

    Harlow Unger talked about his forthcoming book, "Mr. President": George Washington and the Making of the Nation’s Highest Office. He was interviewed at Book Expo America, the…

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    George Washington in the Revolutionary War

    Logan Beirne talked by video link from New York City about how George Washington’s performance during the Revolutionary War affected his role as first president of the United States,…

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