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
The political advisor known as a fearless advocate for LGBT equality and other civil rights is also a gifted writer and story teller with plenty of stories to tell. He will receive an honorary degree at the May 16 graduation ceremony.
On April 14th, 2015, Washington College’s own Adam Goodheart sat down with novelist Martha Hodes to discuss her novel Mourning Lincoln , a day before the anniversary of his assassination.
A town hall meeting hosted by the College will share local memories of life along the Chester, hear an update from the Mayor, and hear what community members hope for in a revitalized waterfront.
WC’s Adam Goodheart has penned a poignant cover story for the April issue of National Geographic, merging the sad history of how Americans mourned Lincoln’s death with diverse views about his legacy today. On April 13 he will join another historian for an on-stage conversation about how the nation mourned Lincoln’s death 150 years ago.