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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 explores the American experience in all its diversity and complexity, seeks creative approaches to illuminating the past, and inspires thoughtful conversation informed by history. 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

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    PHOTO GALLERY: Staff, students and friends spent a magical afternoon aboard the majestic Virginia on Oct. 26 as part of the festivities of Downrigging Weekend. Although the weather was not on our side, ...

  • The Young Historians show off their official reader's cards from the Library of Congress.

    The College’s Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience hosted its first summer conference for high school students in mid-July.

  • As a rising senior, Rachel Brown ’16 was a student leader on a new-student orientation program aboard the Sultana.

    Landing a job at National Geographic even before she had graduated, Rachel Brown ’16 hit the ground learning and hasn’t slowed down yet.

  • Sara Underwood works on a museum display.

    Through the Starr Center’s Explore America Summer Internship program, history major Sara Underwood ’19 is working as a curatorial and collections management intern at the Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia.