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
Calling for civic engagement, public service, and finding common cause, Sen. Barbara Mikulski and news analyst Cokie Roberts pack the house for the inaugural event of Washington College’s Women’s Centennial Series.
Vocalist, pianist, and jazz artist Dena Underwood in a performance that provides an alternative look at the Great American Songbook. Through music and narration, Underwood, joined by writer and lecturer Ashley Coleman.
In a gathering with community and College organizers of the Smithsonian’s Museum on Main Street that is coming to Chestertown this spring, Lonnie Bunch praised participants for recognizing the power of work to bring people together and define our common past and present.
75 years after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, the Starr Center’s StoryQuest Oral History Program seeks to record and preserve stories from the people who lived through the historic event.