Look for our family-friendly Discovery Station to learn more about the important preservation work being done on the Mansion this summer.

Add to Calendar 06/02/2021 13:30:00 06/26/2021 15:30:00 America/New_York Discovery Station: Sand Casting & Rustication

Look for our family-friendly Discovery Station to learn more about the important preservation work being done on the Mansion this summer.

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Why is there scaffolding on the Mansion? Discover how Mount Vernon’s Preservation team is employing the same methods of sand casting and rustication used during George Washington’s lifetime to make a wooden house look like it was made from stone.

Explore the mansion through the lives of three enslaved men who crafted the wood, ground the sand, and managed the household. Each brought a unique set of skills to the building featured so prominently at Mount Vernon and each had a path to freedom that divided them for a time, or forever, from their families.

Program is weather dependent. All ages welcome. 

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