Dr. Lindsay M. Chervinsky,  Thursday May 6, 7 pm
We look forward to welcoming Dr. Lindsay Chervinsky who will share her work on the history of the presidency and the cabinet and discuss her award-winning book, The Cabinet:  George Washington and the Creation of an American Institution.  
Dr. Lindsay M. Chervinsky is an expert on the presidency, the cabinet, and government institutions. She is currently Scholar in Residence at the Institute for Thomas Paine Studies at Iona College and Senior Fellow at the International Center for Jefferson Studies. Previously, she was a historian at the White House Historical Association and a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for Presidential History at Southern Methodist University. She received her B.A. in history and political science from the George Washington University, and completed her masters and Ph.D. from the University of California, Davis. She is the author of the award-winning The Cabinet: George Washington and the Creation of an American Institution, which was published by Harvard University Press on April 7, 2020. Her work has been published in the Washington Post, USA Today, The Hill, CNN, Governing Magazine, TIME, and more. When she’s not writing, researching, or speaking about history, she loves to hike with her husband and her dog, John Quincy Dog Adams.    
$35 non-members/$25 members (use code MEMBER10).  Please consider sponsoring a teacher to attend this event!
Hardcover copies of Dr. Chervinsky's book, The Cabinet:  George Washington and the Creation of an American Institution available for purchase.  Pickup at event.
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Gordon Wood, Friends Divided:  John Adams and Thomas Jefferson

Wednesday, April 24, 2019, 6:30 pm

Gordon Wood, Professor Emeritus for the History Department of Brown University and Pulitzer Prize winner, discussed his most recent book Friends Divided:  John Adams and Thomas Jefferson to a sold out audience.  Little trivia fact ... Professor Gordon Wood was mentioned by Matt Damon in the film "Good Will Hunting"!  

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Harold Holzer, Lincoln and the Press:  Fake News 19th Century Style
Thursday, April 19, 2018 at 7 pm
The Mather Homestead welcomes esteemed academics of American History for lectures.  On , the Homestead welcomed Harold Holzer, scholar of Abraham Lincoln and the political culture of the American Civil War Era.  He won the Gilder Lehrman Lincoln Prize and four other awards in 2015 for his book, Lincoln and the Power of the Press.  His topic:  "Lincoln and the Press:  Fake News 19th Century Style".  Stay tuned for information on our next event. 
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