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Mourning the Presidents: Loss and Legacy in American Culture

National Archives Museum
Washington, DC

Wednesday, May 17, 2023 - 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. EDT

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Mourning the Presidents brings together renowned and emerging scholars to examine how different generations and communities of Americans have eulogized and remembered U.S. Presidents since George Washington’s death in 1799. Discussing the book will be co-editors Lindsay Chervinsky and Matthew Costello, who will be joined by Andrew M. Davenport and David B. Woolner. The discussion will be moderated by Kate Clarke Lemay, Acting Senior Historian at the National Portrait Gallery. The program will be followed by a book signing. 

This program is presented in partnership with the White House Historical Association.

This program is made possible in part by the National Archives Foundation.


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