Mount Vernon Museum Opening Ceremony
David McCullough made the keynote address at opening ceremonies for the Ford Orientation Center and Donald W. Reynolds Museum and Education… read more
David McCullough made the keynote address at opening ceremonies for the Ford Orientation Center and Donald W. Reynolds Museum and Education Center at Mount Vernon. Roger Mudd acted as master of ceremonies for the event which included the presentation of colors by the Armed Forces Color Guard, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance led by former Secretary Togo West and the National Anthem sung by Nicole Cabell.
In order to not detract from the historic Mansion, 65 percent of the new complex was put under the four-acre pasture just inside Mount Vernon’s main gate. Traditional Hogg Island sheep, like those Washington raised 200 years ago, will graze in the pasture on the roof, invoking a setting similar to the Mount Vernon of George Washington’s day. close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
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- Roger Mudd Correspondent History Channel
- James C. Rees IV Executive Director George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate, Museum, and Gardens
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