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    Sarah Johnson's Mount Vernon

    Scott Casper talked about his book Sarah Johnson’s Mount Vernon: The Forgotten History of an American Shrine (Hill and Wang, January 2008). The book reconstructs the story of a community of blacks who…

  • Mount Vernon Museum Opening Ceremony
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    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 Center at Mount Vernon. Roger Mudd acted as master of…

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    Purple Heart Ceremony

    Seven service members were awarded the Purple Heart at a ceremony held near President Washington’s tomb at the Mount Vernon Estate in Virginia. Deputy Defense Secretary Gordon England and the…

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    Supreme Court of George Washington

    Ms. Marcus talked about the Supreme Court in its infancy during the presidency of George Washington. Among the issues she addressed were the number of justices, Washington’s decision making…