18th-Century Chicken Pudding

Monday, January 22, 2018

18th-Century Chicken Pudding

Warm up your evening (or afternoon) with this easy to make chicken pudding! Using only a few ingredients, you'll have a delicious and filling winter meal in no time! Directions Roast one whole chicken at 350 degrees Fahrenheit until done.Cut chicken into chunks.Melt 1/2 cup butter in sauce pan.Whisk in 1/2 cup of flour to thicken.Mix in chicken stock…


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A Teacher's Perspective: Washington the Entrepreneur

Monday, January 15, 2018

A Teacher's Perspective: Washington the Entrepreneur

by Jennifer Egas I can honestly say that no residential program has impacted me like the George Washington Teacher Institute did in the summer of 2016. (I have attended a LOT of week-long professional learning, content-laden programs, so this is not an exaggeration!) I attended the session that focused on George Washington as an entrepreneur because…


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Be Washington in The Battle of Second Trenton

Tuesday, January 02, 2018

Be Washington in The Battle of Second Trenton

By - Joseph Stoltz, Digital Historian The Be Washington interactive experience teaches players how George Washington made important decisions. As we designed the scenarios, we struggled representing the wide variety of advice he received. Players don’t just hear from people Washington knew; some of his “advisers” are people who wrote books he read…


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Lessons in Leadership

Monday, December 18, 2017

Lessons in Leadership

by Chidinma Nnoromele The Mount Vernon Leadership Fellows Program (MVLF) is a six-week summer institute for rising college juniors offering unparalleled learning and networking opportunities at the home of America’s first president. The program brings together passionate and cause-driven college students to learn from and be inspired by the rich history…


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Lives Bound Together: Telling George Smith’s Story

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Lives Bound Together: Telling George Smith’s Story

by Jessie MacLeod, Associate Curator The special exhibition Lives Bound Together: Slavery at George Washington’s Mount Vernon opened to the public on October 1, 2016. But visitors might not realize that there is always something new to see: because paper is very light-sensitive, curatorial staff change the documents on display twice a year. In September…


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