Henriques Joins George Washington Scholars at Mount Vernon Seminar

Posted: September 28, 2005 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Associate Professor Emeritus of History Peter Henriques spoke to history teachers and administrators from across the United States and Canada on “Washington as Executive Leader” at a three-day seminar held last week at George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens.

Henriques joined other scholars on George Washington at “Coming to Terms with Washington” hosted by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.

Henriques is at work on a new book about Washington set to come out early next year, tentatively titled “Realistic Visionary: Essays on the Life and Character of George Washington.” Other scholars at the seminar hailed from Mount Holyoke College, Brandeis University, Yale University, the University of North Carolina, the University of Virginia, Princeton University and New York Law School.

“This is perhaps the most distinguished group of scholars ever assembled on the Mount Vernon estate,” noted James Rees, executive director of Mount Vernon. “But if you compare their writings, they don’t always agree with each other. That’s the formula required for a lively and successful symposium.”

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