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    Life Portrait of George Washington

    In the first of a series of life portraits of American presidents, Mr. Smith and Mr. Rees discussed the life and career of George Washington. They further talked about the…

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    Reenactment of George Washington Funeral

    Over 250 reenactors at Mount Vernon, including descendants of Washington and his slaves, recreated the funeral of George Washington the mark the 200th anniversary of his death. Several…

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    In Depth with John Ferling

    Author and historian John Ferling talked about his life and career. He was interviewed in the Donald W. Reynolds Museum and Education Center at Washington’s Mount Vernon…

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    Mount Vernon's Slave Quarters

    Dennis Pogue and Susan Schoelwer gave a tour of newly re-interpreted slave quarters at George Washington’s Mount Vernon that show a more historically accurate and nuanced depiction of…

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    Intellectual George Washington

    George Washington University’s Denver Brunsman talked about George Washington as an intellectual. George Washington’s lack of a university education bothered him his entire…

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    Book Discussion on Gentleman Revolutionary: Gouverneur Morris

    Mr. Brookhiser talked about his biography Gentleman Revolutionary: Gouverneur Morris, the Rake Who Wrote the Constitution, published by Free Press. Gouverneur Morris was the one…

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    Mount Vernon Collections Storage Area

    Associate Curator Laura Simo showed the Museum Storage area of Mount Vernon’s Collections, Conservation, and Volunteer Center where artifacts are kept when not on public…

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    George Washington's Distillery

    An authentic working replica of George Washington’s distillery and gristmill were reconstructed on the original foundations at Mount Vernon. Whiskey and other spirits are made…

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    Mount Vernon and George Washington

    Curators and conservators at Mount Vernon talked about how they care for historic items and prepare them for display. They showed objects used by George Washington including a blue…

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    George Washington, Commander In Chief

    Lieutenant General Dave Palmer (Ret.), military historian and former superintendent of West Point, talked about George Washington’s role as the first presidential commander in…

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    Book Discussion on George Washington's Eye

    Joseph Manca talked about his book, George Washington’s Eye: Landscape, Architecture and Design at Mount Vernon, in which he talks about how the grounds and architecture at Mount…

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    Mount Vernon Conservation Lab

    Conservators at George Washington’s estate discussed how they study, restore, and preserve historic artifacts in Mount Vernon’s Conservation Lab. They demonstrated…

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    George Washington's Garden

    Since January 2005, there has been an effort underway at George Washington’s Mount Vernon to restore his garden to its 1799 appearance. Special collections librarian Michele Lee…

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    George Washington's Presidency

    Mr. Warren, assistant editor of the George Washington Papers Project at the University of Virginia, critiqued George Washington’s presidency. He described Washington as an…

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    The Evolving Role of the First Lady

    Participants spoke about the role of the first lady and how it had evolved as the nation changed during various eras. Among the topics addressed were the differing causes and projects…

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    Rediscovering George Washington

    Mr. Brookhiser spoke what he has learned about President Washington through and after the writing of his recent book, Founding Father: Rediscovering George Washington. He highlighted…

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    George Washington's New Room Restoration

    Historians and curators at George Washington’s Mount Vernon estate talked about George Washington’s “New Room,” which, after 14 months, six hundred thousand dollars,…

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    George Washington and the Challenges of Nation Building

    Richard Norton Smith spoke about George Washington as a military leader and diplomat, his views on foreign policy, and his reputation and standing on the world’s stage in the late…

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    Book Discussion on Sarah Johnson's Mount Vernon

    Scott Casper and Dennis Pogue conducted this tour of Mount Vernon on March 25, 2008. Mr. Casper discussed the lives of blacks on the estate and Sarah Johnson. Scott Casper is the…

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    Wreath-Laying Ceremony at George Washington's Tomb

    A wreath-laying ceremony was held at the tomb of George Washington at his estate of Mount Vernon.

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