A Talk with George Washington Prize Winner Colin Calloway
Date: 6:00pm EDT March 17
The 2019-2020 George Washington Prize winner, author and historian Colin Calloway will join us for a talk about his latest book, “The Indian World of George Washington: The First President, the First Americans, and the Birth of the Nation.”
About the Prize
The George Washington Prize honors the year’s best new works on early American history, especially those that have the potential to advance broad public understanding of American history. Created in 2005, the George Washington Prize was presented that year to Ron Chernow for Alexander Hamilton. One of the nation’s largest literary awards, the prestigious $50,000 Prize is sponsored by Washington College, the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, and George Washington’s Mount Vernon.
Each year, a three member jury chooses prize finalists who are announced on George Washington’s birthday. A final selection committee reviews the finalists and chooses a winner.