Hear from authors of early American history in this three-part lecture series at George Washington’s estate. Each lecture includes a book signing and reception with complimentary beer, wine, and hors-d'oeuvres. Attend in person, or virtually at a discount. Tickets are available only as a three-lecture package.
March 15 - The Revolutionary: Samuel Adams (Author Stacy Schiff)
Pulitzer Prize-winner author Stacy Schiff dives into Samuel Adams' role as a Founding Father, introducing us to a man with high-minded ideals and bare-knuckle tactics, who led what could be called the greatest campaign of civil resistance in American history. Samuel Adams amplified the Boston Massacre, helped to mastermind the Boston Tea Party, and rallied a town, a colony, and eventually a band of colonies behind him, creating the cause that created a country.
April 13 - Pretty Young Rebel: The Life of Flora Macdonald (Author Flora Fraser)
Hear the story of an irrepressible and headstrong Scottish heroine who boldly helped “Bonnie” Prince Charlie—the Stuart claimant to the British throne—evade capture. Flora Fraser peels away the layers of misinformation, legend, and myth to reveal a fascinating picture of Flora Macdonald, who sought a brighter future in North Carolina — unaware of the burgeoning revolution that would upend her life there.
May 24 - Rebels at Sea: Privateering in the American Revolution (Author Eric Jay Dolin)
In a new and exciting depiction of the nation’s first war, best-selling historian Eric Jay Dolin contends that a ragtag fleet of private vessels were critical to America’s victory in the American Revolution. Nearly 2,000 set sail over the course of the war and captured some 1,800 British ships. Hear about these new Revolutionary heroes and their tales of daring maneuvers and deadly encounters.
3-Lecture Series: $175 in-person, $55 virtual. Discounts for Mount Vernon members.