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Vingt Questions with Mount Vernon President and CEO Douglas Bradburn

Vingt Questions with Mount Vernon President and CEO Douglas Bradburn

To mark President Washington’s birthday, we asked Douglas Bradburn, President and CEO of George Washington’s Mount Vernon, to share his thoughts on what he treasures about the history and culture of our two countries.

Montaigne Revisited: A Theatrical Reading of “Sortir de l’Enfer” by Paul Eckert in Washington, D.C. on 3/6/20

Montaigne Revisited: A Theatrical Reading of “Sortir de l’Enfer” by Paul Eckert in Washington, D.C. on 3/6/20

On Friday, March 6, 2020, the Alliance Française in Washington D.C. will present a theatrical reading of “Sortir de l’Enfer” (Get Out of Hell) by Paul Eckert. 16th century France comes to light in a 21st century play that “demonstrates tolerance is the universal foundation of life.”

Book Highlight: A Distinct Alien Race – The Untold Story of Franco Americans

Book Highlight: A Distinct Alien Race – The Untold Story of Franco Americans

In the late 1800s, French-American immigrants to the United States from Quebec were considered to be a threat because of their language and Roman Catholic beliefs. In his new book, David Vermette tells the stories of these individuals and families.