Strong’s talk is titled “George Washington and Education.”
The will, a favorite piece for use in accounting and taxation classes at W&L, reveals much about Washington's character and views.
The historic institutions will temporarily exchange iconic portraits of George Washington, which will go on public view in mid-December.
The Benjamin Borden Grant, the original grant for the land on which W&L now sits, turns 279 this month. It has been conserved and is stored in W&L's Special Collections.
Evans will discuss the history behind several fraudulent copies of Lansdowne-style George Washington portraits that were produced based on the original.
In Case You Missed It
Two tiny, leather-bound volumes in Special Collections feature signatures and bookplates that make them extraordinarily rare.
"The Battle of Minden" will be on display at W&L through the end of Fall Term 2017, when it will return on loan to Mount Vernon.
W&L accounting professor Stephan Fafatas mines Special Collections for historic canal company records.