President and CEO of George Washington’s Mount Vernon Dr. Doug Bradburn recently appeared on the podcast Ben Franklin’s World. Bradburn discussed George Washington, Mount Vernon, and the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association. He begins by explaining how the Washington family came to own Mount Vernon and how the estate was structured. Bradburn then illuminates Washington’s role as a farmer and entrepreneur. Bradburn also tells the story of the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association saving Mount Vernon and their continual work to preservation the estate. Finally, he explains what visitors today can experience at Mount Vernon.

Ben Franklin’s World by Liz Covart focuses on early American history “for people who love history and for those who want to know more about the historical people and events that have impacted and shaped our present-day world.”

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The Mount Vernon Ladies Association

This intrepid group of American patriots who have been preserving and promoting George Washington's Mount Vernon for more than 160 years.

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