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Ledger detailing the food ordered and the associated costs for one week in the Presidential household in Philadelphia.
Rules of behavior copied by George Washington when he was 16 years old.
Object page for the Washingtons' harpsichord.
Object page for the shoes that Martha wore at her wedding to George Washington in 1759.
Object page for the punch bowl that Martha Washington brought to Mount Vernon to use for social events.
Modern Map of the Siege of Yorktown in October 1781.
Modern map of the 1781 Yorktown campaign.
Map showing how the Mansion and outbuildings looked in 1787.
Ten newspaper-style explorations into the character traits of George Washington.
Guide to re-creating 18th century style clothing in the classroom.
Teacher Resource page featuring select primary and secondary sources, classroom materials, and essentials questions for teaching the Founding of the U.S. Government.
Teacher Resource page featuring select primary and secondary sources, classroom materials, and essentials questions for teaching the American Revolution.
Lesson plan asking students to analyze "Yankee Doodle" and encouraging them to write new lyrics.
Student worksheet on a painting depicting George Washington as a farmer at Mount Vernon.
Teacher Resource page featuring select primary and secondary sources, classroom materials, and essentials questions for teaching about the business of Mount Vernon.
Readers' Theater and Read Aloud Story exploring the daily lives of the people who lived and worked at Mount Vernon.
An inquiry based module that asks students to answer a why ice cream was an exclusive treat at Mount Vernon by exploring three Supporting Questions and analyzing primary and secondary sources.
Teacher Resource page featuring select primary and secondary sources, classroom materials, and essentials questions for teaching George Washington's Leadership and Legacy.
Teacher Resource page featuring select primary and secondary sources, classroom materials, and essentials questions for teaching about women in the 18th century.
Teacher Resource page featuring select primary and secondary sources, classroom materials, and essentials questions for teaching slavery.
Student worksheet on the "Rules of Civility."
Secondary source analysis worksheet for the film "Now or Never: The Yorktown Campaign."
Video (0:53 seconds) playing harpsichord tunes.
Video (1:09 minutes) playing 18th-century harpsichord tunes.
Video (1:04 minutes) playing 18th-century harpsichord tune.
Video (1:09 minutes) playing 18-century harpsichord tune.
Film on the Constitutional Convention and Ratification of the Constitution.
Video (1:58 minutes) showing 18th-century military music.
Video (2:22 minutes) discussing the crib with a family history of belonging to Eleanor "Nelly" Parke Custis.
Video (5:33 minutes) comilation of songs sung by enslaved people songs. The video includes Sit Down Servant, Sit Down; Hoe Emma Hoe; and Fungalafia.
Video clips discussing how a harpsichord is constructed and how it works.
Interactive tool to explore Emanuel Leutze's 1851 painting Washington Crossing the Delaware.
Illustrated article on agriculture at Mount Vernon.
Video (45:04 minutes) exploring the music of Washington's world.
Video (3:59 minutes) discussing a stylish bedroom at Mount Vernon where Eleanore "Nelly" Parke Custis may have occupied in 1799.
Short video (2:37 minutes), photographs, and a brief description of Team Archaeology of Mount Vernon's Historic Preservation and Collections Department excavating in front of the kitchen in the spring of 2013.
Explore the Little Parlor in the Mount Vernon mansion where Nelly Custis played the harpsichord.
Video (7:18 minutes) exploring the personal stories, experiences and struggles of people enslaved at Mount Vernon, as well as insight into George Washington's evolving opposition to slavery.
A series of short videos by a character interpreter covering topics about Washington's enslaved valet William Lee.
Video (3:01 minutes) of Mount Vernon's master miller, Steve Bashore, describing the 18th-century milling process used by Washington in the gristmill on his plantation.
Video (2:57 minute) showing 18-century century military music.
An animation (1:02 minutes) of the changes to Mount Vernon's structure during the 18th century.
Tour the Mansion House, support buildings, gristmill and distillery online.
Mount Vernon web page exploring the role of music in the Continental Army, featuring video and audio.
Forty five minute program exploring the soundtrack of George Washingtons 18th century world.
Video (2:56 minutes) discussing Nelly Custis' bedchamber.
Video (3:01 minutes) discussing slavery at Mount Vernon.
Mount Vernon's master miller, Steve Bashore, describes the 18th-century milling process used by Washington in the gristmill on his plantation in this video (3:01 minutes).
Tour George Washington's Gristmill and Distillery online.
Video (2:51 minutes) discussing the wheat crop, threshing, and treading.
Film on the Yorktown campaign of the Revolutionary War.
Illustrated article with facts about Martha Washington's life.
Illustrated list of facts about George Washington's gristmill.
Illustrated list of facts about the home of George Washington.
Illustrated article with facts about Washington's Crossing of the Delaware River.
Article about the 16-sided barn with photographs and a short film illustrating how the wheat was threshed by horses.
Profiles of 18 individuals enslaved at Mount Vernon based on research from George Washington's records.
Article about Martha Washington's great cake recipe.
Recipe for making Martha Washington's favorite cake.
Glossary of 29 terms associated with the Gristmill along with a video (3:19 minutes) of the gristmill at work.
Article describing the construction of Mount Vernon's kitchen and how it was used.
Article describing Martha Washington's role and experiences accompanying George Washington to the front during the Revolutionary War.
Article discussing Martha Washington and slavery at Mount Vernon.
Article highlighting objects in the Mount Vernon collection relating to Eleanor "Nelly" Parke Custis.
Article about the "Rules of Civility and Decent Behavior in Company."
Mount Vernon web page exploring the Chintz Room, possibly used as Nelly Custis' bedchamber.
Article describing the importance of the Yorktown campaign in the Revolutionary War.