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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

  • In a March 21 talk, Richard De Prospo re-examines how we interpret the most famous 17th-century account of a European colonist in Indian captivity.

  • Seven books, and nine authors, are finalists for the annual $50,000 prize that recognizes the past year’s best-written works on the nation’s founding era.

  • 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.

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    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.

     

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    Multimedia talk and musical performance with Professors Kimberly McCollum (violin) and Natalie Spehar (cello).