Lives Bound Together: Culture

This page provides resources accompanying the Daily Life and Style Galleries in the Lives Bound Together Virtual Exhibit. It contains primary and secondary sources on the culture and daily lives of the people enslaved at Mount Vernon. Use these resources to aid exhibit exploration, learn more about the system of slavery, and find useful learning materials.



Many enslaved peoples were given a limited amount of clothing rations and wore the clothes they were given. Still, some were able to personalize their clothing through garments or accessories.

More on Clothing and Style

The Women's Slave Quarters

The Women's Slave Quarters housed many individuals who worked near or on the Mansion. Explore the quarters below.

A Day in the Life of an Enslaved Cook

Click the link to learn about what a typical day might look like for an enslaved cook

To the Timeline

What were some key traditions, celebrations, and practices of the enslaved community?

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