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 display. She talked about curatorship and the 150-year quest to find objects from George and Martha Washington for the estate. She showed a selection of George Washington’s personal belongings and talked about what they reveal about him as a military leader, a leading Virginia land owner, and as a citizen of the new United States of America. close
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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…
Mount Vernon and George Washington
Curators and conservators at Mount Vernon talked about how they care for historic items and prepare them for display.…
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.
Presidents' Day Sights and Sounds at Mount Vernon
Scenes from the celebration of President George Washington’s 281st birthday on Presidents' Day at Mount Vernon.