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Monday, March 31, 2014 - 15:27
Steve Bashore tells us about the new Peach Brandy releasing April 1, 2014 from George Washington's Distillery.
Friday, March 28, 2014 - 09:26
Amanda Isaac, Associate Curator for Mount Vernon, presents the bust of General George Washington created by the famed French sculptor Jean Antoine Houdon in 1785.
Monday, March 24, 2014 - 15:31
Friday, March 21, 2014 - 18:46
Learn more about the architecture and design of Washington's New Room. Tom Reinhart, Deputy Director for Architecture, discusses many of the new findings that originated from the recently completed restoration of this magnificent space at Mount Vernon.
Tuesday, March 4, 2014 - 12:22
Steve Bashore, the Master Miller at Mount Vernon, speaks with Rob Grassi about the history and role of French Burr stones in colonial mills. The two also discuss how these important stones were maintained and kept sharp.
Tuesday, March 4, 2014 - 12:19
Steve Bashore, Mount Vernon's Master Miller, and Rob Grassi discuss the importance of mill stone dressing and how this old and important trade was performed. This video was shot in February 2014 at George Washington's Gristmill at Mount Vernon.
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 09:04
Adam Erby, Assistant Curator of Fine and Decorative Arts at George Washington's Mount Vernon, provides an overview of the new Gardens & Groves exhibit opening at Mount Vernon on February 22, 2014. Learn more about George Washington's influence on the landscape at Mount Vernon and more about what you can see within this exciting new exhibit.
Monday, February 17, 2014 - 18:54
Watch The Old Guard and the Fife & Drum corps perform on a snowy Bowling Green at George Washington's Mount Vernon on Presidents' Day 2014.
Monday, February 17, 2014 - 16:10
Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe spoke at George Washington's Mount Vernon on Presidents' Day 2014. Hear his speech on the importance of George Washington.
Monday, February 17, 2014 - 15:55
Mrs. Barbara Lucas' speech at the 2014 Presidents' Day festivities at George Washington's Mount Vernon. Mrs. Lucas is the current Regent of the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association.
Tuesday, January 28, 2014 - 15:24
Dr. Douglas Bradburn discusses Washington's views on the State of the Union and his perceived role as an important precedent setter for the Executive Office within the new United States Constitution.
Tuesday, January 28, 2014 - 14:26
Dr. Douglas Bradburn of George Washington's Mount Vernon discusses the political reaction to President George Washington's first State of the Union address in 1790.
Tuesday, January 28, 2014 - 12:46
Dr. Douglas Bradburn describes George Washington's 1790 State of the Union Address - the very first State of the Union for the United States.
Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - 14:28
Karl Knauer, Mount Vernon's Collections Conservator, highlights some of the recent and planned restoration efforts on the Vaughan Mantel within the New Room at Mount Vernon.
Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - 11:48
Assistant Curator Adam Erby describes the history and design of the Vaughan Mantel - the decorative marble mantelpiece that sits at the heart of Washington's New Room at Mount Vernon. This decorative mantel is currently undergoing restoration at Mount Vernon.
Thursday, December 19, 2013 - 15:18
2013 was a remarkable year here at Mount Vernon. In addition to countless events here at the estate, we were excited by the launch of our new Fred W. Smith National Library. We hope you will enjoy seeing all the great times we had here at Mount Vernon in 2013 and we will look forward to seeing you in 2014.
Tuesday, December 17, 2013 - 15:52
Learn more about how you can help our efforts to restore and improve the historic Nelly Custis Bedchamber within George Washington's Mount Vernon mansion.
Tuesday, December 17, 2013 - 15:16
Amanda Isaac, Associate Curator at George Washington's Mount Vernon, describes the many improvements and repairs that we seek to bring about in the historic Nelly Custis Bedchamber at Mount Vernon. We need your help in this important endeavor. Your donations will help us to return this room to its true 1799 state.
Friday, December 13, 2013 - 16:07
Friday, December 13, 2013 - 16:05
Friday, December 13, 2013 - 16:02
Friday, December 13, 2013 - 16:00
After a lifetime of public service, General Washington savors the solitude of private life looking back at a lifetime of action and ahead to the future of his nation.
Friday, December 13, 2013 - 15:58
George Washington served as a mentor to the young Hamilton, who joined his military “family” as an aide de camp during the Revolutionary War. Hamilton later served in Washington’s cabinet as Secretary of the Treasury and was a trusted adviser to the first president. Upon hearing of Washington’s death, Hamilton was in the unique position of feeling the loss of a personal friend and mentor, and understanding the loss to a nation.
Friday, December 13, 2013 - 15:56
The young Marquis arrived in America at the age of 19 ready to serve the cause of liberty in the American Revolution. He quickly became part of Washington’s military family and over the years, their relationship grew to that of a father and his adoptive son. When Lafayette was imprisoned during the French Revolution, he sent his son, George Washington Lafayette to live with President and Mrs. Washington where the he was treated as family. Although they did not see each other, the friendship between Washington and Lafayette remained closely knit through correspondence. At Washington’s death, Lafayette keenly felt the loss of a much beloved father figure as well as a symbol to the world of quiet leadership and honor.
Friday, December 13, 2013 - 15:21
James Craik and George Washington shared over 40 years of friendship. Craik, who served with Washington in both the French and Indian War and later in the Revolutionary War, was also Washington’s personal physician. On the morning of December 14, Craik was called to treat his old friend, who had fallen ill in the night.
Friday, December 13, 2013 - 12:51
Imagine a world turned upside down? From the time of your birth until early adulthood, George Washington had been a constant in your life. You have never known a time when the General did not stand ready to lead the nation. What will the future hold?
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 - 18:38
Amanda Isaac, Associate Curator at George Washington's Mount Vernon, highlights the late 18th century crib that Martha Washington gave to her pregnant granddaughter, Nelly Custis. This remarkable artifact sits in the Nelly Custis Bedchamber in the Mount Vernon mansion.
Monday, December 9, 2013 - 15:11
Dean Norton, Director of Horticulture at George Washington's Mount Vernon, talks about the historical importance that George Washington placed on obtaining ongoing supplies of seeds and the methods used today to continue this practice today.
Monday, December 9, 2013 - 15:05
Dean Norton, Director of Horticulture at George Washington's Mount Vernon, describes all the important tasks and activities taking place during the early winter days. Think his team is taking the season off? Think again!
Thursday, December 5, 2013 - 15:52
Dr. Susan Schoelwer, Curator at George Washington's Mount Vernon, talks about Nelly Custis and her Mount Vernon bedchamber.
Wednesday, November 27, 2013 - 12:23
Robyn Adams, Kate Hughes, and Angela Walthall from Mount Vernon's Collections Management staff take you on a tour of George Washington's mansion as its being decorated for the holiday season.
Wednesday, November 27, 2013 - 10:14
Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 17:49
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?
Monday, November 4, 2013 - 18:29
Learn more about George Washington's Mount Vernon distillery and the 18th century process used to make whiskey.
Monday, November 4, 2013 - 11:59
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.
Tuesday, October 29, 2013 - 15:11
Friday, October 18, 2013 - 11:24
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.
Friday, October 18, 2013 - 10:32
Watch master weaver Melissa Weaver Dunning operate Mount Vernon's 18th century loom. Learn more about the history and importance of looms in colonial America.
Wednesday, October 9, 2013 - 10:04
Mount Vernon Ladies' Association Regent Mrs. Ann Bookout at the dedication of the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington at Mount Vernon.
Wednesday, October 9, 2013 - 10:01
Senator Tim Kaine's remarks at the September 27, 2013 opening ceremony for the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington at Mount Vernon.
Wednesday, October 9, 2013 - 09:58
Senator Mark Warner's remarks at the September 27, 2013 Opening Ceremony for the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington at Mount Vernon.
Wednesday, October 9, 2013 - 09:56
Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell's remarks at the September 27, 2013 opening ceremony for the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington at Mount Vernon.
Wednesday, October 9, 2013 - 09:42
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.
Wednesday, October 9, 2013 - 09:39
Remarks from Fred W. Smith, Chairman of the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation, and primary patron of the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington at Mount Vernon.
Friday, October 4, 2013 - 11:27
David McCullough's keynote address at the September 27, 2013 opening of the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington at Mount Vernon.
Friday, October 4, 2013 - 09:32
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.
Wednesday, October 2, 2013 - 09:28
An inside look at 18th-century whiskey production using George Washington's original recipe on the site of his original distillery. Video produced by Meredith Bragg for reason.tv.
Friday, September 27, 2013 - 12:49
In this video, Dr. Susan Schoelwer, Curator at Mount Vernon, discusses George Washington's own personal copy of the Spanish classic Don Quixote.
Friday, September 27, 2013 - 12:46
In this video, Curator Dr. Susan Schoelwer demonstrates 18th-century copying using Washington's personal copy press.
Tuesday, September 24, 2013 - 09:12
Dr. James Craik discusses the final hours of his friend George Washington and the medical treatments doctors used in an attempt to save his life.
Tuesday, September 24, 2013 - 09:12
Slammin' Joe tells of his experiences as a slave interacting with his boss and the other slaves.
Tuesday, September 24, 2013 - 09:10
Dr. Eleanor Breen from Mount Vernon highlights a number of interesting artifacts including pottery shards, an arrowhead, a silver coin from the early 1800s, and a button from a War of 1812 uniform.
Tuesday, September 24, 2013 - 09:10
Get a behind-the-scenes look at Mount Vernon's newest exhibition, Take Note! George Washington the Reader, opening September 27.
Tuesday, September 24, 2013 - 09:10
Eleanor Breen and Luke Pecoraro highlight some of the interesting new discoveries from our kitchen and dairy excavations at Mount Vernon.
Tuesday, September 24, 2013 - 09:10
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.
Tuesday, September 24, 2013 - 09:10
Catch a glimpse of Stephanie & Kyle's fabulous wedding at the Mount Vernon Inn.
Tuesday, September 24, 2013 - 09:10
Tom Reinhart, Deputy Director for Architecture for Mount Vernon, provides an overview of the interesting architectural elements employed by George Washington.
Tuesday, September 24, 2013 - 09:10
See, hear, and feel the power of our working gristmill at Mount Vernon
Tuesday, September 24, 2013 - 09:10
Learn more about how Washington’s administration struggled with the subject of neutrality.
Tuesday, September 24, 2013 - 09:10
Watch our plow team turn the earth using 18th century techniques and equipment.
Tuesday, September 24, 2013 - 09:10
Mount Vernon’s master miller, Steve Bashore, describes the 18th century milling process used by Washington in his gristmill on his plantation.
Tuesday, September 24, 2013 - 09:10
Historian Fred Anderson discusses George Washington’s role at the opening of the French & Indian War.
Tuesday, September 24, 2013 - 09:10
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Tuesday, September 24, 2013 - 09:09
Dr. Ed. Lengel, author of Inventing George Washington, speaks about the social George Washington - the man who laughed, danced, socialized, and had fun.
Tuesday, September 24, 2013 - 09:09
Learn more about Mount Vernon’s largest and most decorative room.
Tuesday, September 24, 2013 - 09:09
Learn more about our efforts to preserve and restore Washington’s New Room at Mount Vernon.
Tuesday, September 24, 2013 - 09:09
Learn more about Washington’s attention to shaping the landscape at Mount Vernon.
Tuesday, September 24, 2013 - 09:09
Learn more about George Washington's Mount Vernon distillery - the largest distillery in America at its time.
Tuesday, September 24, 2013 - 09:09
Tuesday, September 24, 2013 - 09:09
Dean Norton, Director of Horticulture at George Washington's Mount Vernon, describes the wide variety of floral delights in Washington's Upper Garden.
Tuesday, September 24, 2013 - 09:09
Dean Norton, Director of Horticulture at George Washington's Mount Vernon, describes the history and beauty of the Lower Garden at Mount Vernon.
Tuesday, September 24, 2013 - 09:09
Tuesday, September 24, 2013 - 09:09
Dean Norton, Director of Horticulture at Mount Vernon, discusses the Greenhouse at Mount Vernon. This interesting structure employed a number of innovative features and design.
Tuesday, September 24, 2013 - 09:09
Billy Lee, Washington's slave and valet during the Revolutionary War, remembers those fateful days during the war with Britain.
Tuesday, September 24, 2013 - 09:09
Billy Lee, Washington's slave and valet, considers Washington providing Billy with his freedom and his thoughts on freedom in general.
Tuesday, September 24, 2013 - 09:09
In this History Channel produced video, George Washington's step-daughter learns more about the making of Houdon's famous "life mask" of George Washington.
Tuesday, September 24, 2013 - 09:09
Billy Lee, Washington's slave and valet during the Revolutionary War, recalls the passing of General Washington at Mount Vernon.
Tuesday, September 24, 2013 - 09:09
Professor Ed Lengel discusses George Washington's experience during the French & Indian War.
Tuesday, September 24, 2013 - 09:09
Professor Ed Lengel discusses General George Washington's strategic plans, actions, and challenges at the Battle of Brandywine, fought on September 11, 1777.
Tuesday, September 24, 2013 - 09:09
Eleanor Breen, Deputy Director of Archaeology for George Washington's Mount Vernon, describes a new effort to better understand the pre-1775 kitchen a
Tuesday, September 24, 2013 - 09:09
Eleanor Breen, Deputy Director of Archaeology at George Washington's Mount Vernon, highlights two recent discoveries from the recent excavations near
Tuesday, September 24, 2013 - 09:09
Learn more about the technique used to produce the famous Braddock Sash.
Tuesday, September 24, 2013 - 09:09
Learn more about the Old and New Tombs upon the grounds of the Mount Vernon estate. Washington, after his death in 1799, was placed in the Old Tomb an
Tuesday, September 24, 2013 - 09:09
Tuesday, September 24, 2013 - 09:09
Tuesday, September 24, 2013 - 09:09
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.
Tuesday, September 24, 2013 - 09:09
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.
Tuesday, September 24, 2013 - 09:09
Tuesday, September 24, 2013 - 09:09
Learn more about George Washington's dentures and his other dental challenges in this video produced by the History Channel.
Tuesday, September 24, 2013 - 09:09
Professor Jasanoff's teaching and research focuses on the history of modern Britain and the British Empire.
Tuesday, September 24, 2013 - 09:09
Learn more about George Washington and the role that espionage and intelligence gathering played during the American Revolutionary War.
Tuesday, September 24, 2013 - 09:09
Pulitzer Prize winning author Joe Ellis, author of Revolutionary Summer, discusses Washington’s generalship and the key lessons learned during the disastrous 1776 New York Campaign.
Tuesday, September 24, 2013 - 09:09
Tuesday, September 24, 2013 - 09:09
Historian Joe Ellis describes the opposing strategies during the 1776 New York Campaign.
Monday, August 19, 2013 - 13:47