8,010Mar 15, 1999
Life Portrait of George Washington
In the first of a series of life portraits of American presidents, Mr. Smith and Mr. Rees discussed the life and career of George Washington. They further talked about the history of ...
2,888Dec 18, 1999
Reenactment of George Washington Funeral
Over 250 reenactors at Mount Vernon, including descendants of Washington and his slaves, recreated the funeral of George Washington the mark the 200th anniversary of his death. Several ...
1,430Jul 5, 2009
In Depth with John Ferling
Author and historian John Ferling talked about his life and career. He was interviewed in the Donald W. Reynolds Museum and Education Center at Washington’s Mount Vernon ...
1,001Jul 18, 2011
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 ...
873Jun 10, 2003
Book Discussion on Gentleman Revolutionary: Gouverneur Morris
Mr. Brookhiser talked about his biography Gentleman Revolutionary: Gouverneur Morris, the Rake Who Wrote the Constitution, published by Free Press. Gouverneur Morris was the one ...
765Sep 1, 2010
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 ...
729Sep 30, 2013
Intellectual George Washington
George Washington University’s Denver Brunsman talked about George Washington as an intellectual. George Washington’s lack of a university education bothered him his entire ...
672Oct 10, 2011
George Washington's Distillery
An authentic working replica of George Washington’s distillery and gristmill were reconstructed on the original foundations at Mount Vernon. Whiskey and other spirits are made there as it ...
662Jul 21, 2009
George Washington, Commander In Chief
Lieutenant General Dave Palmer (Ret.), military historian and former superintendent of West Point, talked about George Washington’s role as the first presidential commander in ...
656Aug 17, 2010
Mount Vernon and George Washington
Curators and conservators at Mount Vernon talked about how they care for historic items and prepare them for display. They showed objects used by George Washington including a blue wool coat, a ...
494Aug 17, 2010
Mount Vernon Conservation Lab
Conservators at George Washington’s estate discussed how they study, restore, and preserve historic artifacts in Mount Vernon’s Conservation Lab. They demonstrated techniques on one ...
381Jul 20, 2011
George Washington's Garden
Since January 2005, there has been an effort underway at George Washington’s Mount Vernon to restore his garden to its 1799 appearance. Special collections librarian Michele Lee showed ...
373Jul 22, 2009
The Evolving Role of the First Lady
Participants spoke about the role of the first lady and how it had evolved as the nation changed during various eras. Among the topics addressed were the differing causes and projects ...
356Nov 9, 1996
George Washington's Presidency
Mr. Warren, assistant editor of the George Washington Papers Project at the University of Virginia, critiqued George Washington’s presidency. He described Washington as an able ...
327Nov 8, 1996
Rediscovering George Washington
Mr. Brookhiser spoke what he has learned about President Washington through and after the writing of his recent book, Founding Father: Rediscovering George Washington. He highlighted ...
249Jul 21, 2009
George Washington and the Challenges of Nation Building
Richard Norton Smith spoke about George Washington as a military leader and diplomat, his views on foreign policy, and his reputation and standing on the world’s stage in the late 18th ...
241Mar 25, 2008
Book Discussion on Sarah Johnson's Mount Vernon
Scott Casper and Dennis Pogue conducted this tour of Mount Vernon on March 25, 2008. Mr. Casper discussed the lives of blacks on the estate and Sarah Johnson. Scott Casper is the author of ...
181Jul 21, 2009
Establishing the Federal City
Scott Berg spoke about the founding of the District of Columbia and its place as the seat of the federal government. In his remarks he talked about the collaboration between George Washington ...
169Jul 21, 2009
Building the White House
White House historian William Seale talked about George Washington’s involvement in the planning and construction of the White House, as well as the the White House as a symbol of national ...
141Feb 18, 2013
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.
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