Mount Vernon 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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Aug. 27, 2020

173. Tracing the History of the Syphax Family with Steve Hammond and …

The Syphax Family has deep historic ties to Mount Vernon and other sites of enslavement in Virginia. In 1821, Charles Syphax, an …

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June 18, 2020

163. Returning to Lives Bound Together on Juneteenth with Jessie MacL…

This Friday marks the anniversary of Juneteenth, the holiday that commemorates the moment on June 19, 1865 when enslaved people i…

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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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June 4, 2020

161. (Repeat) Finding Ona Judge's Voice with Sheila Arnold

Note: This episode originally aired on January 30, 2020. In May 1796, Ona Judge , Martha Washington’s enslaved maidservant, freed…

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Jan. 30, 2020

143. Finding Ona Judge's Voice with Sheila Arnold

In May 1796, Ona Judge , Martha Washington’s enslaved maidservant, freed herself by walking out of the Washington’s Philadelphia …

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May 30, 2019

109. Birthing a Nation

In this episode Associate Curator Jessie MacLeod sits down with Library research fellow Sara Collini to discuss her latest findin…

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Feb. 14, 2019

94. The Return of the Harpsichord

In this episode, Access Services Librarian Samantha Snyder sits down with Library research fellow Dr. Joyce Lindorff to discuss h…

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