Visit Mount Vernon!
George and Martha Washington's front parlor is now opened to the public, after a multi-year restoration project. Visitors can see the newly restored and refurnished room on their Mansion tour.
Conversations at the Washington Library is a weekly podcast about early American history and the people who teach it.
Give Me Sofas Or Give Me Death!
In this episode, Dr. Joe Stoltz sits down with Adam Erby, Associate Curator at Mount Vernon, to discuss the newly restored front parlor room in the mansion.
Adam Erby is an Associate Curator at George Washington’s Mount Vernon, where he specializes in historic interiors, 18th-century furniture, and American art. He is currently working on the restorations of Mount Vernon’s front parlor and central passage. Erby recently curated the special exhibition Gardens & Groves: George Washington’s Landscape at Mount Vernon and was the principal author of a book on the same subject.
Joseph Stoltz is a historian and the Co-Director of Leadership Programs at the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington at Mount Vernon. He is also the author of A Bloodless Victory: The Battle of New Orleans in History and Memory.