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C.V. Starr Center for the


Study of the American Experience

Washington College’s C.V. Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience is dedicated to fostering innovative approaches to the American past and present. Through educational programs, scholarship and public outreach, and a special focus on written history, the Starr Center seeks to bridge the divide between the academic world and the public at large.

Starr Center Stories

  • Vocalist and jazz pianist Dena Underwood will join writer Ashley Coleman to present “Black Americans and the Great American Songbook” in concert on Dec. 6

  • What’s the environmental history of hip-hop? Come listen to the new deputy director of the C.V. Starr Center on Nov. 10 to find out!

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    Exhibition of art and sound, including pieces from “Ice” and “Terra Nova: Sinfonia Antarctica.”

  • Sumner Hall and Washington College’s Starr Center are partnering to bring the Smithsonian exhibition The Way We Worked to Chestertown in 2017.