Mason to Celebrate National Library Week

Posted: April 4, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Noted historian and George Mason University Scholar-in-Resident Richard Norton Smith will lead a discussion in honor of National Library Week. The event will take place Thursday, April 19, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in room 244 of the Original Building on Mason’s Arlington Campus.

Smith will discuss the past and future developments of the Presidential Library System and its documentation of the American presidency. He will also share his experiences as a director and chief administrator of numerous presidential libraries and museums, including those dedicated to the lives of Herbert Hoover, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Gerald Ford and Ronald Reagan.

As the first executive director of the Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum in Springfield, Ill., Smith was noted for his unconventional approach to making history accessible for all to enjoy.

All who wish to attend are asked to RSVP to LeRoy LaFleur.

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