By Amanda Isaac, Mount Vernon’s Associate Curator. ISBN: 978-0-931917-47-6. Copyright 2013. The catalog of the exhibition, “Take Note! George Washington the Reader” in softcover with 172 pages including 137 color illustrations.
George Washington made learning a lifelong quest and he passionately believed that all Americans should have the opportunity to broaden their horizons. “Take Note! George Washington the Reader” is an unprecedented special exhibition of important books, letters, documents, and museum artifacts from Washington’s library and life. The exhibition brings Washington’s lifelong passion and quest for education into view, from his early education to his military and entrepreneurial endeavors to his presidency, and gives us an intriguing glimpse into the man who would become the Father of our Nation.
The special exhibition was organized in conjunction with the opening of the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington at Mount Vernon, a state-of-the-art research facility that houses Washington’s library and supports innovative scholarship and educational and leadership programs.