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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

  • A newly expanded exhibit and two special events will highlight the stories of our area’s World War II veterans and citizens both at home and abroad.

  • The Starr Center awards internship grants each year to undergraduates to work in leading cultural and historical institutions.

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    Lin-Manuel Miranda, the playwright, lyricist, composer, and star of the groundbreaking hit musical  Hamilton  is honored with the Washington Prize Special Achievement Award. 

  • The student researchers of StoryQuest record oral histories about the World War II stories of Chestertown veterans and the civilians who kept things going on the home front.

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    Starr Center students, faculty, staff, and guests set sail on a beautiful fall evening aboard the Pride of Baltimore.

  • His summer fellowship at George Washington’s Mount Vernon has given Ian Culcasi an in-depth and intimate view of the world of the nation’s first president.