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The Archaeology Behind Mount Vernon's New Library

Our archaeology team here conducted an exhaustive study of what's buried in the ground on the site of the new library.
Perhaps you've heard about Mount Vernon's new library, where we'll be storing George Washington's books and manuscripts and conducting leadership conferences? Before we could start constructing the multimillion-dollar structure, our director of archaeology, Esther White, and the rest of our archaeology team here conducted an exhaustive study of what's buried in the ground on the site. See what they uncovered!
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The Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association holds George Washington’s Mount Vernon estate in trust for the American people. A 501(c)(3) charitable organization, it does not receive taxpayer or government monies, but relies solely on the generosity of patriotic people. As this library will be paid for entirely with private donations, it will be the only presidential library funded with no government money.

We invite you to help realize George Washington’s dream to house his papers on his estate through support for the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington at Mount Vernon. This unique archival and educational facility will reach far beyond its walls through online documents and programs made available to millions around the world. Through this outreach, new generations will be introduced to the man who defines our national character.

For more information, please contact:
Susan Magill
VP of Advancement
(703) 799-8649
smagill@mountvernon.org