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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 Former Patrick Henry Fellow Daniel Mark Epstein returns to Washington Collage to celebrate the publication of his new book.

  • Adam Goodheart, director of the College’s Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience, has earned a National Endowment of the Humanities Public Scholar Award to research and write his next Civil War bestseller.

  • Wil Haygood, the 2017-18 Patrick Henry Writing Fellow, will talk about his new book, Tigerland: The Miracle on East Broad Street on Oct. 18.

  • Through the Starr Center’s Explore America summer internship program, art and art history major Anna Zastrow ’17 is working at the Smithsonian Museum Conservation Institute in Suitland, Maryland.


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    PHOTO GALLERY Acclaimed historian Nathaniel Philbrick visits Washington College, meeting with students, faculty and community members. Philbrick’s Valiant Ambition won the 2017 Washington Prize.

  • A political science major and former Starr Center fellow has developed his senior thesis project into an acclaimed biography of Robert Kennedy.