Marjorie McHenry Bride
George Washington’s Wine Cooler: A Reflection of Post-Revolutionary America
Bride holds a Master's of Liberal Arts in International Relations from Harvard University, as well as a Master’s Degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Pittsburgh. Her project explores the twelve Sheffield silver wine coolers ordered by George Washington from England during his Presidency, one of which was presented to her ancestor James McHenry and is currently in her possession. These wine coolers reflect the levels of luxury trade with the colonies’ former mother country, which took place after the Revolution, as well as the practice of abundant entertaining at Mount Vernon.