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  • Latest News: Denis Johnson Awarded Prize for American Fiction

    Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden announced today that Denis Johnson, author of the critically acclaimed collection of short stories “Jesus’ Son” and the novel “Tree of Smoke,” will posthumously receive the Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction during the 2017 Library of Congress National Book Festival, Sept. 2.

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October 28, 2016 - A Friendship Forged in War

Leutz Painting

On Friday October 28, 2016 from 9:45 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., James Monroe’s Highland and the Papers of George Washington will present “A Friendship Forged in War, A Nation Formed in Difference: George Washington and James Monroe.” The event will feature lectures from Peter Henriques, William Ferraro, and Dan Preston on Washington and Monroe as well as a concert by David and Ginger Hildebrand of The Colonial Music Institute entitled “Washington & Monroe: Music of the American Revolution and Beyond.”

A box lunch is included in the price of registration.

Admission to the event is $85. Register HERE.