Public talks

Watch videos of my talks at the Museum of the American Revolution and at Mount Vernon

The Enslaved Community at Woodlawn, April 8, 2021

“Founders in the Friend Zone,” Profs & Pints, February 10, 2021

Read the Revolution Speaker Series with Dr. Cassandra A. Good, Museum of the American Revolution, March 9, 2021

“The Women of Hamilton,” Profs & Pints, Oct. 13, 2019 & July 8, 2020 (archived version available)

Founding Friendships, Albany Institute of History and Art, October 27, 2019

Children of the Pater Patriae: George Washington’s Step-Grandchildren and the Power of Family, Tudor Place, March 26, 2019

Family Ties to Freedom: A Discussion with Descendants, Sandy Spring Museum, April 14, 2019

Founders in the Friend Zone, Profs and Pints, Bier Baron Tavern, Washington, DC, April 18, 2019

Featured Interview, Conversations at the Washington Library Podcast, January 2019

“Daughters of the Pater Patriae: The Custis Step-Granddaughters’ Relationship with George Washington,” George Washington Symposium, Fred. W Smith National Library, George Washington’s Mount Vernon, November 3, 2018

“Founders in the Friend Zone” Profs & Pints, September 16, 2018

Founding Friendships, Speaker Series, Historic Sotterley, June 20, 2018

Keynote speaker, Seward Stories, University of Rochester, April 11, 2018

Keynote speaker, Carter Society Annual Meeting, September 23, 2017

Constitution Day Keynote Speaker, Marywood University, September 15, 2016

Featured Interview, Ben Franklin’s World Podcast, August 2016

Featured Interview, New Books Network, July 2016

Featured Interview, With Good Reason, public radio program via PRX, July 2016

Founding Friendships, Monticello/Jefferson Library, June 7, 2016

Founding Friendships, Tenley-Friendship Library, DCPL, February 3, 2016

Featured Interview at Grateful American Foundation on James Monroe, January 2016, <>

Founding Friendships, Powel House, Philadelphia, December 3, 2015

James Monroe and Foreign Policy,” CSPAN American History TV, June 26, 2015

Founding Friendships, Ford Evening Book talk, Fred. W Smith National Library, George Washington’s Mount Vernon, July 23, 2015

Founding Friendships, Arlington Central Library, June 30, 2015

 Founding Friendships, Journey Through Hallowed Ground Lecture Series, Thomas Balch Library, Leesburg, Virginia, June 3, 2015

Founding Friendships, Books and Beyond Series, Library of Congress, March 24, 2015

Families and Friendships of the Founding Era, Virginia Festival of the Book, March 22, 2015

Female Friends of the Founders, Society of the Cincinnati, March 17, 2015

Founding Friendships, Women’s History Month Lecture, Library Company of Philadelphia, March 3, 2015

Founding Friendships, Speaker Series, Politics & Prose bookstore, February 14, 2015

Featured historian, “Andrew Jackson’s Election and Inauguration,” Mysteries at the Museum (Travel Channel), airing November 7, 2014

“The Course of True Friendship Never Did Run Smooth: James Monroe and George Washington’s Evolving Relationship,” Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington Teacher Institute, August 6, 2014

Session Organizer and Chair, James Monroe, Life and Legacy Symposium, University of Mary Washington, October 19, 2013

“Female Friends of the Founders,” Women’s History Lecture, James Monroe Museum, March 27, 2013

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