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
Washington College celebrates the legacy of the Maryland-born human rights activist and the bicentennial of his birth, Feb. 23, 2018.
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.
Students associated with the College’s Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience enjoyed a field trip to the home of White House butler Eugene Allen.
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.