The Life Guard Society draws its inspiration from an elite group of 150 officers responsible for ensuring the safety of George Washington during the Revolutionary War. Today, the group is dedicated to generously supporting the mission of the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association.

Join the Life Guard Society at Mount Vernon on Saturday, May 9, 2020

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Membership in The Life Guard Society is not considered an honorary role, but rather a call to action – members give generously of time, talent, and resources to help with a wide variety of signature projects focused on Mount Vernon’s mission for preservation and education.

Recently Sponsored Projects


2019 Planning the Future of the Mount Vernon Education Center • 2019 Virtual Reality At Mount Vernon • 2018 Restoration of the West Gate • 2018 Publication of George Washington's Barbados Diaries • 2017 Acquisition of Chastellux Letters • 2017 Restoration of the Mansion’s Kitchen Roof • 2016 A Harpsichord for Mount Vernon •  2016 Reconstructing George Washington's Batteau  • 2015 Video on George Washington and the U.S. Constitution • 2015 Livestock Space Planner • 2014 Development of Mount Vernon Mobile & Web Applications • 2014 Research on Plantation Life and the Enslaved Community • 2013 Gardens & Groves Museum Exhibition • 2013 Student Learning at Mount Vernon  • 2012 Large Dining Room Restoration and Conservation • 2011 Hoecakes & Hospitality Museum Exhibition • 2011 Upper Garden Endowment • 2010 Archaeology Collections Online • 2010 Character Interpretation on the Estate • 2009 George Washington & His Generals Museum Exhibit • 2008 Presidential Entertaining & Dining Museum Exhibit • 2008 Character Interpretation Program – Billy Lee Staff • 2007 Washington’s Gardens & Landscape Support • 2006 Conservation of Collections Objects

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