Book Talk: The Property of the Nation: George Washington's Tomb, Mount Vernon, and the Memory of the First President

Matthew Costello, Senior Historian at the White House Historical Association

Learn how the memory of George Washington was a deliberately constructed image, shaped and reshaped over time. Matthew R. Costello traces this process through the story of Washington’s tomb, whose history and popularity reflect the memory of America’s first president—of, by, and for the American people.

This program is part of the D.C. Mondays at the Museum series inspired by the Albert H. Small Washingtoniana Collection. Free; no reservations required. Bring your lunch and enjoy a cup of coffee on us.