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

Matthew R. Costello, senior historian, White House Historical Association

Learn how the memory of George Washington was a deliberately constructed image, shaped and reshaped over time. Author Matthew R. Costello traces this process through the story of Washington’s tomb. Its history and popularity reflect the building of a 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.