Dr. Doug Bradburn discusses the creation of President George Washington's cabinet. How did Washington expect this cabinet, originally made up of Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton, Henry Knox, and Edmund Randolph, to function and what challenges did he face?
Eleanor Breen, Deputy Director for Archaeology and Dr. Esther White, Director for Historic Preservation and Research at Mount Vernon highlight a number of the interesting archaeological objects discovered at the House for Families excavation at Mount Vernon. The House for Families was one of the primary quarters for the enslaved community assigned to Mansion House Farm before the building was removed in the early 1790s.
Professors Doug Bradburn, Ed Larson, and James Kirby Martin discuss the rise of party politics and the challenges of government in the 1790s in the United States. This video was produced at the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington at Mount Vernon.
Highlights from the September 27, 2013 Opening Ceremony for the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington. Includes segments from Curt Viebranz, Sen. Mark Warner, Sen. Tim Kaine, Regent Ann Bookout, Governor Bob McDonnell, Dr. Doug Bradburn, Mr. David McCullough, Amy Grant and Vince Gill.
Professors Doug Bradburn, Ed Larson, and James Kirby Martin share their thoughts on how our Founding Fathers might have reacted to the challenges that we face at the Federal government level in the United States today. This video was produced at the newly opened Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington at Mount Vernon.
Curt Viebranz, President and CEO of George Washington's Mount Vernon, takes you on a tour of the The Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington which will formally open on September 27, 2013.
Learn more about George Washington and his enslaved population at Mount Vernon. At Mount Vernon you can learn more about slave life at the estate and see some of the places where slaves lived and worked.
Dr. Susan Schoelwer, Curator at Mount Vernon, highlights the many interesting facets around George Washington's dentures. Mount Vernon's set of dentures is the only surviving full set worn by Washington.