When I was in Mount Vernon last week for the George Washington Book Prize dinner, I had a chance to talk briefly with Adam Goodheart, director of the C.V. Starr Center for the American Experience at Washington College. I have long been an admirer of the work of the Starr Center so it was nice to finally meet Adam and some of his staff and to learn about some of the things that they do to promote American history.
One of their programs is called the Comegy Bight Fellows Program. It provides stipends to support summer internships at some of the nation’s leading historical and cultural institutions. Read more about the program here.
During the gala at Mount Vernon I met some of the very impressive Washington College students who have received a Comegy Bight fellowship. They are interning this summer at the National Portrait Gallery, Harper’s Ferry National Historic Park, the Maryland Historical Society, the National Constitution Center, and the Virginia Historical Society. You can read about them here.
What a great program.