Where: Rubenstein Leadership Hall, Fred W. Smith National Library
3600 Mount Vernon Memorial Hwy. Mount Vernon, VA 22121
When: Tuesday, August 2, 2016, 12:00 pm
Details: Please join us for lunch and compelling discussion with a member of our 2015-2016 class of fellows as she presents her findings and research at the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington.
On August 2, 2016 Library fellow Erin Holmes will discuss the results of her research topic, “Mount Vernon in the Georgian Atlantic World.”
Erin Holmes is a Ph.D. candidate in history at the University of South Carolina whose work explores how architectural space and the senses shaped relationships between masters and slaves on colonial plantations in South Carolina, Barbados, and Virginia. At Mount Vernon, she will be studying George Washington’s mid-eighteenth century transformation of the Mansion.
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