Event — Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington

Why The First Year Matters

Where: David M. Rubenstein Leadership Hall, Fred W. Smith National Library

3600 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway, Mount Vernon, Virginia 22121

When: Thursday, March 31, 2016, 7:00 pm

Details: As the nation moves ever closer to electing its next commander in chief, the Washington Library joins forces with the University of Virginia’s Miller Center to examine the successes, failures, and unique challenges faced by American presidents during their first year in office.

Library Founding Director Doug Bradburn and Miller Center Director Bill Antholis will open the evening by introducing the subject, which has been experienced by every man who has assumed the mantle of George Washington. Presidential historians and analysts Richard Brookhiser and Aaron David Miller will then lead a discussion of this fascinating and timely topic moderated by veteran journalist Ann Compton.

The evening will also include a special viewing of George Washington’s personal bound and annotated copy of the U.S. Constitution, known as The Acts of Congress, and will be followed by a reception.

Cost: Free

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