The 2018 George Washington Symposium

  • Nov 2, 2018 - Nov 3, 2018
  • Recurrence:
  • Recurring daily
  • Phone:
  • 703-780-2000
  • Price:
  • $200 for general public; $175 for members
  • Details

    Join the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington for a series of lectures from leading historians and academics, stimulating conversation, and food and refreshments at The 2018 George Washington Symposium. This year's symposium, titled “A Sensible Woman Can Never be Happy with a Fool”: The Women of George Washington’s World, offers an enlightening look at a wide variety of women from the General’s personal orbit, including his often misunderstood mother, an admiring poet, social confidants, a traitor to the Revolution, and a defiant runaway slave. The lectures also examine the memory of Washington through the legacies of his adoring step-granddaughters and the Southern Matron who led the charge in the 1850s to rescue his home and final resting place.

    For a complete schedule of speakers, visit mountvernon.org/gwsymposium

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The 2018 George Washington Symposium
  • November 2, 2018 to November 3, 2018
  • George Washington's Mount Vernon
  • $200 for general public; $175 for members
  • Recurring daily