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Huzzah! You know your George Washington.


George Washington is often viewed as a serious and stoic person, but he actually loved entertainment and the company of others. In fact, there are several accounts of his dancing late into the night at various balls, cotillions, and parties. He loved theater and attended plays of all sorts throughout his life.

You can join in the celebration today with a special birthday gift in honor of George! Your donation will have double the impact thanks to a generous friend of Mount Vernon who is matching all gifts dollar for dollar.


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