2017 Rediscovering America Weekend

2017 Rediscovering America Weekend

Where and when




Friday, October 20

2:00 p.m.       Visiting George Washington’s Old Town Alexandria
Optional Guided Walking Tour (approx. 1.5 miles)

6:00 p.m.       Director’s Club Welcome Reception
 Independence Room, Kimpton Lorien Hotel & Spa
Opening Remarks: Roger Beckett, Ashbrook Executive Director
A Conversation with Ashbrook Teachers
Refreshments and hors d’oeuvres provided

Saturday, October 21

 8:00 a.m.       Breakfast Buffet
Independence Room, Kimpton Lorien Hotel & Spa
Greetings from Ashbrook Board Members

9:00 a.m.       Depart for Mount Vernon
Transportation Provided

10:00 a.m.     Exploring George Washington’s Mount Vernon
VIP Guided Tour conducted by Site Experts

12:00 p.m.     “Rediscovering George Washington” Luncheon Program
Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington
Program Remarks: Dr. Douglas Bradburn, Founding Director of the Washington Library

2:00 p.m.       Distilling the Wisdom of George Washington
Washington Library
Session I: George Washington and Statesmanship
Session II: George Washington’s Political Principles
Session Leaders: Professors Chris Burkett and Jeff Sikkenga,
Co-Directors of the Ashbrook Scholar Program

4:00 p.m.       Return to Hotel
Transportation Provided

6:00 p.m.       Reception
Freedom Terrace, Kimpton Lorien Hotel & Spa
Refreshments and hors d’oeuvres provided

 7:00 p.m.       “An Update from Washington, DC” Dinner Program
Liberty Room, Kimpton Lorien Hotel & Spa
Insider Panel to be announced
Closing Conversation with Roger Beckett:
“What Would Washington Think?”

Sunday, October 22
Check-Out and Depart