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George Washington Symposium

  • George Washington Masonic National Memorial 101 Callahan Drive Alexandria, VA, 22301 United States (map)

The 2019 George Washington symposium will take place Saturday, February 23, 2019, as part of the Memorial's celebration of Washington's Birthday. The lectures begin at 1 p.m. in the North Lodge Room.

The theme of the 2018 Symposium is "George Washington -- Symbol for the Age." The featured sessions are:

  • Tony Williams, Senior Teaching Fellow of the Bill of Rights Institute, will speak about the ethical virtues most valued by Washington and the Revolutionary War generation.

  • Emily Parson Schultz, Deputy Director and Curator of the Society of the Cincinnati, will discuss representations of Washington in print and material culture as a symbol of those virtues.

  • Jack Warren, Ph.D., Executive Director of the Society of the Cincinnati, will talk about Washington as the embodiment of that generation’s most cherished values.

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. Mark Tabbert, the Memorial's director of collections, serves as the symposium's master of ceremonies.

FREE (and free parking is available as well)

Earlier Event: February 18
Storytelling by Deborah Kalb
Later Event: February 23
Annual George Washington Birthday Gala