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The Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association, in coordination with the Neighborhood Friends of Mount Vernon, is pleased to announce the second annual National Birthday Celebration in honor of George Washington’s 290th Birthday.

The online birthday party program, airing on February 22, 2022 at 7pm ET, features esteemed historians and authors reflecting on the precedents set by our first president in Washington: A Man of Firsts. Participants include: Pulitzer Prize winner Joseph Ellis discussing why George Washington was “First in War”; National Book Award Winner Nathaniel Philbrick tracing George Washington’s first tour of the new nation; Historian Lindsay Chervinksy on Washington’s creation of the presidential cabinet; Pulitzer Prize winner Gordon Wood on forming the first Supreme Court; Judge Rohulamin Quander on  establishing a new capital city; and journalist John Avlon examining Washington’s Farewell Address.

To participate in the virtual program, viewers are asked to make a suggested donation of $5 or more. Participants will also have the ability to bid in a companion online auction featuring exclusive opportunities and experiences.

Mount Vernon relies on the generosity of patriotic Americans for funds needed to preserve George Washington’s historic estate and advance its education mission.  Mount Vernon is not a government-funded park or museum and does not accept government grants or finances. All proceeds from this event will support the preservation of Mount Vernon.

To register, please visit www.mountvernon.org/gwbirthday


Since the Revolutionary War, Americans have celebrated George Washington's birthday with parades, performances, and dances. Historic celebrations range from the annual reading of Washington's Farewell Address in Congress, to past presidents and dignitaries honoring our nation's first president and commander in chief at his beloved home, Mount Vernon. The Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association is delighted to continue this tradition in a variety of ways -- all celebrating the life, leadership, and legacy of George Washington.

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