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November Storytelling Sessions at Historic Mount Vernon

Mon, 11/14/2011

For Immediate Release

Media contact:

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

November Storytelling Sessions at Historic Mount Vernon

Mount Vernon, VA – Children enter a world of fantasy and fables when costumed interpreters weave three tales together during Mount Vernon’s storytelling session, “Once Upon a Time at Mount Vernon,” held every Saturday and Sunday at 2:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.  Storytelling sessions will take place in the Hands-On History Room in the Donald W. Reynolds Education Center.  “Good Manners and Giving Thanks" is the theme for November’s storytelling sessions. During the 20-minute session, children learn Aesop’s fables and listen to stories about George Washington’s life!  The storytelling program is recommended for children ages three to eight. Parental supervision is required. “Once Upon at Time at Mount Vernon” is included in regular Estate admission: adults, $15.00; youth ages 6-11, $7.00; and children under 5 are admitted free.
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Events, programs, and activities are subject to change.

Public Information: 703-780-2000; 703-799-8697 (TDD); www.MountVernon.org

Since 1860, over 80 million visitors have made George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate & Gardens the most popular historic home in America.  Through thought-provoking tours, entertaining events, and stimulating educational programs on the Estate and in classrooms across the nation, Mount Vernon strives to preserve George Washington’s place in history as “First in War, First in Peace, and First in the Hearts of His Countrymen.”  Mount Vernon is owned and operated by the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association, America’s oldest national preservation organization, founded in 1853.  A picturesque drive to the southern end of the scenic George Washington Memorial Parkway, Mount Vernon is located just 16 miles from the nation’s capital. 

Hours of operation: April-August, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; March, September, October, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; November – February, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Regular admission rates: adults, $15.00; senior citizens, $14.00; children age 6-11, when accompanied by an adult, $7.00; and children under age 5, FREE.  Admission fees, restaurant and retail proceeds, along with private donations, support the operation and restoration of Mount Vernon.