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    George Washington's Final Battle

    History professor Robert Watson looked at George Washington’s efforts to make Washington, D.C., the nation’s capital. This was a virtual event hosted by George Washington’s Mount Vernon.

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    George Washington's Military Career

    Mount Vernon’s President and CEO Douglas Bradburn talked about George Washington’s military career from the French and Indian War through the American Revolution. This Facebook and YouTube…

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    Elizabeth Powel - Washington's Political Confidante

    Elizabeth Powel’s political salons attracted, among others, constitutional convention delegates to her Philadelphia home. A surviving eight-page letter provides a glimpse into her role as confidante to…

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    Washington's End

    Former George W. Bush White House presidential speechwriter Jonathan Horn provided a history of George Washington’s final years.

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    Author Discussion on Martha Ball Washington

    Martha Saxton, Craig Shirley, and Charlene Boyer Lewis discussed their biographies of George Washington’s mother, Mary Ball Washington. This was a virtual event hosted by George…

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    The Indian World of George Washington

    Dartmouth College history professor Colin Calloway looked at George Washington’s relationships with Native American leaders. This virtual author program was hosted by George Washington’s…

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    Mount Vernon's Pandemic Response

    Doug Bradburn - President & CEO at George Washington’s Mount Vernon - talked about the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on Mount Vernon’s operations and mission.

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    Never Caught

    Professor Erica Armstrong Dunbar talked about her book Never Caught: The Washingtons' Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge, in which she recounts the life of Ona Judge, a…

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    Valiant Ambition

    Nathaniel Philbrick talked about his book Valiant Ambition: George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the Fate of the American Revolution, in which he examines the relationship between…

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    George Washington's View

    The leadership of George Washington’s Mount Vernon took the rare step of holding a press conference in hopes of preventing the building of a natural gas compressor station within sight of the first…

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    Mary Ball Washington and Jane Spurgin

    George Washington’s Mount Vernon hosted the annual Martha Washington Lecture, which highlights new thinking about her life and times. This year, the focus was on two 18th century women. Amherst College…

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    George Washington's Literary Life

    Author Kevin Hayes discussed George Washington’s love of reading and how it influenced his thinking on everything from military matters to gardening and religion. Washington was considered by many of…

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    George Washington and Sportsmanship

    Philip Smucker, a fifth great-grandnephew of George Washington, talked about his book, Riding with George: Sportsmanship and Chivalry in the Making of America’s First President. Mr. Smucker…

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    George Washington's Distillery

    An authentic working replica of George Washington’s distillery and gristmill were reconstructed on the original foundations at Mount Vernon. Whiskey and other spirits are made there as it was…

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    George Washington in the South

    Author Warren Bingham talked about his book, George Washington’s 1791 Southern Tour. He spoke about the newly elected president’s three-month trip to southern states intended to unify the…

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    George Washington and the First Congress

    Fergus Bordewich talked about his book, The First Congress: How James Madison, George Washington, and a Group of Extraordinary Men Invented the Government. Mr. Bordewich read passages from…

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    George Washington and His Books

    Adrienne Harrison talked about her book, A Powerful Mind: The Self-Education of George Washington. She spoke about the George Washington she discovered through the books he read and…

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    The Washingtons

    Flora Fraser talked about her book, The Washingtons: George and Martha, "Join’d by Friendship, Crown’d by Love", in which she examines the public and private relationship between George and…

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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 preside over the convention. The…

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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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