18th-Century Chicken Pudding
Monday, January 22, 2018
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!
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…
A Teacher's Perspective: Washington the Entrepreneur
Monday, January 15, 2018
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…
5 Things to Do at Mount Vernon This Winter
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
With fewer crowds than the summer months, winter days at Mount Vernon are serene and give guests the opportunity to explore the estate at a relaxed pace.
Be Washington in The Battle of Second Trenton
Tuesday, January 02, 2018
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…
Lessons in Leadership
Monday, December 18, 2017
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…
Yes, Even George Washington Paid for Shipping and Handling
Monday, December 11, 2017
by Mary V. Thompson
As the holiday gift-giving season approaches, I’ve been spending a fair amount of time in the evening shopping online for just the right present for various members of my family. The other day, it became obvious that I wasn’t the only one, when a colleague emailed to express frustration with having to pay shipping and handling fees…
Four Unique Gifts for History Buffs
Monday, December 04, 2017
The Shops at Mount Vernon has abundant gift possibilities for history lovers. Some items recreate a historical artifact, others have a unique history of their own.
Curator's Choice Gift Guide
Monday, November 27, 2017
Check out these gift ideas from The Shops at Mount Vernon handpicked by Mount Vernon's senior curator Susan Schoelwer.
Lives Bound Together: Telling George Smith’s Story
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
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.
Gift Guide for Kids
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Looking for a kid-friendly gift this holiday season? The Shops at Mount Vernon has a great selection, and we've picked out some of our favorites.