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Speaking Engagements


January 21: "Elizabeth Powel, Philadelphia's Political Influencer," Eleanor Wilson Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution Luncheon.

March 18: The History of Libraries & Record Keeping at Mount Vernon, 1860-present, Mount Vernon Lifeguard Society Dinner.

April 2: The Calm Before the Storm: The Washingtons' at Mount Vernon (1759-1774), Naval War College, Newport, Rhode Island. 


February 22: “Women in the World of George Washington,” Daughters, Sons, and Children of the American Revolution Annual George Washington Birthday Luncheon.

March 15: "Elizabeth Powel and George Washington," National Symphony Orchestra program at Mount Vernon.

March 20: “Nelly Custis: America's First ‘First Daughter,” George Washington's Mount Vernon.

April 7: “Washington’s Influencers,” DC Colonial Dames of America Annual Meeting.

April 8: “Elizabeth Powel and Joseph Wright,” Museum of the American Revolution, April 2022.

May 12: “Washington's Female Advisors,” Maryland State Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Annual Conference.

May 19: “Elizabeth Powel: Philadelphia's First Political Influencer,” Christ Church in Philadelphia.

September 17: “Elizabeth Powel: Founding Influencer,” DC Daughters of the American Revolution.

October 15: “I have not Houses to build except One: The History of the Library and Collecting at Mount Vernon,” Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association Grand Council Meeting.

October 17: “Elizabeth Powel: Founding Influencer,” Delaware Chapter of the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America Lecture Series.

November 13: “An Evening in Elizabeth’s Salon: Women in Washington’s World Author Panel,” Philadelphia Society for the Preservation of Landmarks.

December 15: “Women in George Washington’s World,” George Washington Mount Vernon Ford Evening Book Talk Lecture Series.


February 22: “Compliments of the Day,” Philadelphia Society for the Preservation of Landmarks.

May 22: “Elizabeth Willing Powel: Washington’s Trusted Philadelphia Confidante,” Franklin Inn Club.


May 18: “Elizabeth Powel through the Collections of the Mount Vernon Ladies Association,” with Dr. Zara Anishanslin and Kayla Anthony, for, Library Company Seminar: “Domesticating Revolution: Founding Women, Material Culture, and Politics at Home”, Library Company of Philadelphia.

July 31: “Elizabeth Powel and the Early Republic,” with Kayla Anthony, Library Company of Philadelphia Fireside Chat Lecture Series.

October 15: “Elizabeth Powel: Dear Friend of George Washington,” with Kayla Anthony, George Washington’s Mount Vernon Virtual Lecture Series.

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