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Learn about book making during the 18th century and George Washington's own writings. 

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Washington's Words

Interpretive Center 

Join George Washington’s personal secretary Tobias Lear for a dramatic reading of Washington’s only published book The Journal of Major George Washington from 1754.

Exploring Book Trades with Colonial Williamsburg

Learn about the trades associated with book making with special guests from Colonial Williamsburg’s Historic Trades team.

18th Century Journaling 

Visit the Discovery Cart to learn about Washington’s travel journal from his 1754 trip to the frontier and create your own journal about your visit to Mount Vernon.

Story Time

11 a.m., 2 p.m.

Listen to a special story time program. 

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