George Washington's New Room Restoration

Historians and curators at George Washington’s Mount Vernon estate talked about George Washington’s “New Room,”… read more

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, and extensive scientific and scholarly analysis, had been restored

The Mount Vernon Ladies Association, owners of Washington’s estate since 1858, believed that a room long thought to be used for dining was actually more of a statement room, one designed to project Washington’s own sense of himself as a gentleman farmer, Revolutionary War general, and first president of the United States. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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  • Tom Reinhart Deputy Director George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate, Museum, & Gardens->Architecture
  • Susan P. Schoelwer Curator George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate, Museum, & Gardens
  • Esther C. White Director George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate, Museum, & Gardens->Archaeology Department
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George Washington's New Room Restoration

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Program ID:
318413-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Forum
Location:
Mount Vernon, Virginia, United States
First Aired:
Apr 12, 2014
Last Aired:
May 17, 2014

Airing Details

  • Apr 12, 2014 | 9:20pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 13, 2014 | 1:18am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 20, 2014 | 5:20am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 20, 2014 | 1:20pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 11, 2014 | 8:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 12, 2014 | 12:02am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 17, 2014 | 12:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
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