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Washington's New Library Gets Constructed

A new home for Washington's manuscripts and valuable belongings is being built at Mount Vernon.
A new home for George Washington's manuscripts and valuable belongings is being built at Mount Vernon, across the street from the Estate. The Fred. W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington isn't slated to open until summer 2013, but construction is well underway. See the library in its beginning phase.
Support the Campaign

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