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Mount Vernon Magazine, Winter 2015

What's In This Issue?

  • Foes to Friends: Robert Middlekauff on Washington and the French
  • Cupola Work Yields New Discoveries
  • Mount Vernon Welcomes Spanish Royals
  • Joseph Ellis on the Founders
  • Cole Jones on the General's POW Problem
  • Behind the Scenes: Mount Vernon's Caretaker in Chief
  • Flashback: Royal Visit from 1917

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Historic Graffiti

Tom Reinhart, Director of Architecture, describes our discovery of historic graffiti within the Mount Vernon cupola during the recent restoration work.

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Joseph Ellis on the Founders

Learn more about how the founding fathers worked to create a new constitution amidst threats of sectionalism and anarchy.

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Spanish Royals at Mount Vernon

Read an account and see pictures from the September 2015 visit of King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain.

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Karen Buchwald Wright

Karen Buchwald Wright, featured in this issue, has created a matching fund to further support the ongoing preservation of the historic area and buildings of Mount Vernon.  See how you can leverage this matching gift to magnify your own giving power.

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