Untrodden Ground: George Washington’s Invention of the American Presidency

$20 / $15 for OHS members

Tuesday, September 28, 2021
7PM – 8PM

  • Family-friendly
  • Researchers
  • Teachers

First Congregational Church
1126 SW Park Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97205
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Event Type: LectureAudience(s): Family-friendly, Researchers, TeachersLocation: Portland

Join us for a special evening lecture with Dr. Douglas Bradburn, president and CEO of George Washington’s Mount Vernon, who will speak on the extraordinary significance of George Washington’s presidency. At the height of his power, Washington invented a new office, never seen before in the world. He was not a figurehead, but rather an active, purposeful, visionary leader who shaped the culture and character of the American presidency.

Ability Accommodation Information

This event provides the following accommodations:

  • Handicap Accessible

Please note that masks and social distancing will be required at the First Congregational Church; lecture attendance will be limited to 200 guests (30% of normal capacity). A link for an audio recording of the talk will be emailed within a week of September 28.

Douglas Bradburn is an award-winning author and scholar specializing in the history of the founding of America, leadership, and the history of American citizenship. He has traveled coast to coast and to Europe speaking about George Washington and has appeared on CSPAN, Good Morning America, and CBS Sunday Morning, and was most recently featured in the History Channel’s docudrama, Washington. He is the eleventh president and CEO of George Washington’s Mount Vernon, which is owned and maintained by the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association. Dr. Bradburn was the founding director of the Fred W. Smith National Library for study of George Washington at Mount Vernon. Prior to that, Bradburn served as a professor of history and chair of the history faculty at SUNY Binghamton University and received the SUNY Chancellor’s award for excellence in teaching in 2010. He is a graduate of University of Virginia and earned his PhD from the University of Chicago.

Doug Bradburn