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Mount Vernon Magazine, Spring 2016

What's In This Issue?

  • The Swords of George Washington
  • A Plot Foiled: James Kirby Martin on the drama at Newburgh
  • Rick Atkinson Turns to the Revolution
  • Hamilton Wins Washington Prize
  • Holly Mayer on religion’s role in the Revolution
  • Behind the Scenes: Conservation work marries technology and tradition

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James Kirby Martin on The Newburgh Conspiracy

Learn more about the Newburgh Conspiracy and the role of George Washington in saving the republic at its most vulnerable point in this video series.

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Famous Visitors

Since acquiring the landmark property in 1858, the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association has welcomed many notable guests to Mount Vernon, the Virginia estate of America’s first president, George Washington.

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West Parlor Restoration Project

Help Mount Vernon authentically preserve this original room in the Mansion, so future generations can discover the fascinating life of our first president.

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Washington to Lieutenant Governor Dinwiddie March 7, 1754

View the original primary source document and read a transcription of the text.

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American Furniture, Folk & Decorative Arts Auction

This spring, we offer you a rare opportunity to take home items that were formerly part of our collection but have recently been deaccessioned, including a group of Colonial Revival Windsor armchairs that graced the piazza from 1892–2014.

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