George Washington Symposium at the Masonic Memorial

The George Washington Symposium is held annually on Washington's Birthday to provide the public with enlightening contemporary research on the life of George Washington. 

Join us for this FREE program! Enter by the SIDE DOOR and follow the signs to the North Lodge Room to learn more about: 

George Washington and the Northern Frontier, 1732-1775

FREE parking is available. Registrants will recieve periodic news from the Memorial, as well as a complimentary gift upon attendance.

Look forward to hearing from the following George Washington scholars:

Pathways to Empire: George Washington and Northern Virginia in the Mid-Eighteenth Century. Bruce Ragsdale, Ph.D., author of “A Planters’ Republic: The Search for Economic Independence in Revolutionary Virginia”

The Building Blocks of Tidewater Life: Foundations of George Washington’s Neighborhood. James McClelland, Ph.D., Dean of Humanities, Northern Virginia Community College, Alexandria Campus

The Man of the World in His Own Neighborhood: George Washington’s Alexandria Friends and Business Relationships. Prof. William Ferraro, Ph.D., Managing Editor, The George Washington Papers, The University of Virginia

Panel questions and answers to session to follow third speaker...