Mount Vernon's Slave Quarters
Dennis Pogue and Susan Schoelwer gave a tour of newly re-interpreted slave quarters at George Washington’s Mount Vernon that show a more historically accurate and nuanced depiction of slave life in 18th century Virginia. They talked about what archaeological research has revealed about the lives of the slaves who worked the plantation. close
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Dennis J. Pogue Associate Director Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens->Preservation
Susan P. Schoelwer Curator George Washington's Mount Vernon
George Washington's Distillery
An authentic working replica of George Washington’s distillery and gristmill were reconstructed on the original foundations…
George Washington's Challenges
Next, author and Brandeis University history professor David Hackett Fischer discusses the tactics and strategies that…
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.