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Celebrate the Washingtons’ 250th Wedding Anniversary with "Mrs. Washington"

Thu, 01/01/2009

Special Free Program Every Saturday & Sunday in January

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Melissa Wood (703) 799-5203
mwood@mountvernon.org

Celebrate the Washingtons’ 250th Wedding Anniversary with "Mrs. Washington"

Special Free Program Every Saturday & Sunday in January

MOUNT VERNON, Va. – Historic Mount Vernon celebrates General and Mrs. Washington’s 250th wedding anniversary with a FREE special program by “Mrs. Washington” Saturdays and Sundays at 2:00 p.m. throughout the month of January in the Robert H. and Clarice Smith Auditorium. Lady Washington will recount the private moments between herself and General Washington from their 40-year marriage during the “Our Worthy Partnership” performance.  Watch Mrs. Washington as she unpacks a special trunk of memories and listen to the stories behind her private treasures.  Go to http://Visit.MountVernon.org for more information.

In honor of the 250th wedding anniversary, Mrs. Washington's wedding slippers are on display from January 12 through February 23, which have not been exhibited at Mount Vernon in over 20 years and due to their fragile condition will not be on display for many years to come.

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Events, programs, and activities are subject to change.

Public Information:
703-780-2000; 703-799-8697 (TDD);