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Fall 2013 Events
November 21Human Trafficking Series - Asia Graves: A Survivor SpeaksIn 2012, President Barack Obama announced several new initiatives aimed at ending trafficking nationwide, including the first-ever assessment of the problem in this country and a $6 million grant to build solutions. USA Today
November 11Box Kite to Bali: The Last Great Adventure of a U.S. Navy PilotGwenann Manseau’s special Veteran’s Day talk with a book signing to follow.
October 22Human Trafficking: A Global and Local Challenge, a Public Conversation with Dr. Louise Shelley, Dr. Andrea Lange, Dr. Christine Wade, and senior Elizabeth HiltonSeries highlights issues of past and present-day human trafficking.
October 17First Person: Seeing America, a multimedia concert performance featuring Ensemble GalileiAs part of its 2013-2014 Premier Artist lineup, The Washington College Concert Series, together with the C.V. Starr Center for the American Experience present First Person: Seeing America featuring Ensemble Galilei, two professional actors, and iconic photographs from The Metropolitan Museum of Art in Decker Theater.
October 142013 George Washington Book Prize CelebrationThe George Washington Book Prize recognizes the year’s best books on the nation’s founding era, especially those that have the potential to advance broad public understanding of American history.
October 7The Common Cause: Race, Nation, and the Consequences of Unity in the American Revolution, a talk by Dr. Robert ParkinsonShepherd University History Professor to discuss his revolutionary new book project!
October 1The Artistry of Afro-Cuban Bata Drumming: Aesthetics, transmission, Bonding, and CreativityWashington College music professor Dr. Kenneth Schweitzer will talk about and read from his new book followed by a musical performance with special guests D.C.-based percussionist Mark Merella and ethnomusicologist David Font.
September 24“From Slave Ship to Harvard: Yarrow Mamout and the History of an African American Family” a talk with James H. JohnstonHuman Trafficking Series Event #1 Cosponsored by the Department of History
September 20“Hemingway’s Boat: Everything He Loved in Life and Lost, 1934-1961,” Jonathan Segal on Paul HendricksonA 2013 Chestertown Book Festival Event
September 19Stephen Wade - The Beautiful Music All Around Us - A Free Concert and talk!As part of its 2013-2014 Premier Artists lineup, the Washington College Concert Series, together with the C.V. Starr Center for the American Experience, present a FREE Book Talk and Performance by author and musician Stephen Wade in Decker Theater.
September 12The Lightning and the Key: Thoughts on Poetry and History, a talk by Daniel Mark EpsteinAn introductory talk from the C.V. Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience’s 2013-14 Patrick Henry Writing Fellow.
September 9The Long Road to Freedom: The Underground Railroad Revisited - A talk by historian Anthony CohenThe Department of History and the C.V. Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience present a talk by historian, writer Anthony Cohen as he recalls his epic re-enactment of the Underground Railroad experience.
September 6First Friday at the Custom HouseA Monthly Celebration of our Culture and the American Experience
Summer 2013 Events
August 28The 50th Anniversary of the March on WashingtonPlease join us in commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington on August 28, 2013 from 9am-3:30 PM in the Goose Nest located in Hodson Hall Commons. The Goose Nest will be showing live coverage of the events occurring in our nation’s capitol.
July 252013 Riverfront Concert Series“Celtic Fusion” comes to Washington College’s2013 Riverfront Concert Series: OCEAN Quartet
July 112013 Washington College Riverfront Concert SeriesTHIS THURSDAY, July 11, 6:30 PM The legendary Hula Monsters perform acoustic swing with a Hawaiian essence. Great music, free lemonade and cookies!