Mount Vernon members are a committed group of donors from across the country who are dedicated to preserving George Washington’s estate and legacy. Their generous annual membership contributions are a critical element of support for the preservation of Washington’s beloved home and historic estate and grounds, as well as educational programs that take Mount Vernon – and all that it stands for – beyond the estate walls and into schools across America. A portion of the Friends membership contribution is tax deductible.
An inside look at George Washington's copy of the Acts of Congress, which has returned home to Mount Vernon. The book contains Washington's personal copy of the Constitution, complete with his own marginal notes. It is on display at Mount Vernon Sep. 17, 2012 - Feb. 18, 2013. Read more at http://www.mountvernon.org/actsofcongress
On June 22, 2012, the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association emerged triumphant from an auction at Christie’s in New York, securing a priceless treasure: George Washington’s copy of the Acts of Congress. This rare volume includes Washington’s personal copy of the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and other legislation passed by the First Congress, complete with his personal annotations.
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. Read More
We live in an age when Washington’s coverage in the classroom continues to decline, while his many achievements, diverse interests, and versatile skills are vastly underappreciated. Combating this challenge becomes much more daunting when the Association reaches beyond the gates of Mount Vernon.