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Starr Center for the


Study of the American Experience

Washington College’s 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

  • Adam Goodheart, Starr Center Director, takes a step back from the horror of events in Charlottesville, Virginia, to provide perspective in this Politico essay about the dismantling of Confederate statues in Baltimore and other cities.

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    PHOTO GALLERY A special evening at the Garfield Center for the Arts - a sold out performance and a red-carpet walk mark the premiere of Choppin’ at the Shop. This original musical and ...

  • Through the Starr Center’s Explore America summer internship program, Patrick Jackson ’19 is working at the National American History Museum in the Photographic History Collection in Washington, D.C.

  • Working this summer as the Hodson Trust-John Carter Brown Library Fellow in residence, Andrew Lawler is bringing a new perspective to studying the 430-year-old mystery of the Roanoke Colony.

  • Through the Starr Center’s Explore America summer internship program, art and art history major Anna Zastrow ’17 is working at the Smithsonian Museum Conservation Institute in Suitland, Maryland.

     

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    PHOTO GALLERY  Torrential rain didn’t dampen the spirits of those attending the George Washington Prize gala at Mount Vernon. Nathaniel Philbrick was honored for his prize-winning book, Valiant Ambition: George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and ...