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

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Mount Vernon Museum Opening Ceremony

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Program ID:
195146-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Ceremony
Location:
Mount Vernon, Virginia, United States
First Aired:
Oct 28, 2006
Last Aired:
Dec 26, 2006

Airing Details

  • Oct 28, 2006 | 5:25am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Dec 25, 2006 | 5:09pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Dec 26, 2006 | 12:31am EST | C-SPAN 1
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