George Washington Episodes

Feb. 18, 2021

195b. [En Español] Ofreciendo a George Washington un regalo real con …

Bienvenido a Conversaciones en la Biblioteca de Washington. Hoy, Jim Ambuske habla con el profesor José Emilio Yanes de la Univer…

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Feb. 18, 2021

195a. Offering George Washington a Royal Gift with Professor José Emi…

In 1784, King Charles III of Spain sent George Washington a token of his esteem. Knowing that Washington had long sought a Spanis…

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Jan. 21, 2021

193. Rifling through Washington's Receipts with Dr. Julie Miller

Take a receipt out of your pocket. What does it say about you? Receipts can tell us a lot about people and the world in which the…

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Jan. 7, 2021

192. Drinking Washington's Whiskey with Drew Hannush

For many people, one of life’s great joys is a lovely dram of whiskey. Whether you’re a fan of Kentucky Bourbon, Single-malt Sco…

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Dec. 31, 2020

191. (Recast) The Only Unavoidable Subject of Regret with Mary Thomps…

This is Part Two of Jim Ambuske's July 2019 chat with Washington Library Research Historian Mary V. Thompson. We’re recasting it …

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Dec. 31, 2020

190. (Recast) The Only Unavoidable Subject of Regret with Mary Thomps…

Forty years ago, Mary V. Thompson began her career at Mount Vernon as a museum attendant and history interpreter. She was quickly…

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Dec. 3, 2020

186. Exploring New Frontiers in Early American History with Alexi Gar…

In the eighteenth century, Benjamin Franklin and other early Americans likened themselves to a rising people who were creating so…

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Oct. 19, 2020

2020 George Washington Symposium Announcement

Elections that Shaped the American Presidency To learn more and to register, please visit: www.mountvernon.org/gwsymposium As our…

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Sept. 3, 2020

174. (Recast) Tracing the Rise and Fall of Light-Horse Harry Lee with…

This episode originally aired in September 2019. You may know him as Robert E. Lee’s father, but Henry “Light-Horse Harry” Lee wa…

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Aug. 6, 2020

170. Forging a Founding Partnership with Edward J. Larson

Season 5 of the podcast drops in a few weeks. In the meantime, we're pleased to offer you Library Executive Director Kevin Butter…

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July 16, 2020

167. Reconstructing the Indian World of George Washington with Colin …

Week 3 of our summer hiatus is another opportunity to bring you a fascinating look at early America courtesy of some of our recen…

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June 11, 2020

162. Ending Washington's Life with Jonathan Horn

In March 1797, newly-inaugurated president John Adams thought he detected a glint of joy in George Washington’s eyes as the aging…

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April 30, 2020

156. Making a Pilgrimage to Washington's Tomb with Matthew Costello

In December 1799, George Washington died after a short illness. His body and his legacy quickly became fodder for nineteenth cent…

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April 2, 2020

152. Creating George Washington's Cabinet with Lindsay Chervinsky

There are many things that we take for granted in the modern United States. The president’s cabinet is one of them. Although the …

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Jan. 2, 2020

139. Harnessing the Power of Washington's Genealogy with Karin Wulf

Early Americans like George Washington obsessed over genealogy. Much was at stake. One's place on the family tree could mean the …

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