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The Peter Family Collection: Washington Objects Come Home
264 views • February 9, 2021
Since its founding, the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association has worked to bring home original objects owned by George and Martha Washington to their own. In Fall 2020, the Association received the extraordinary opportunity to purchase more than 100 Washington-owned objects that remained in family hands—the single largest collection to return in modern times. The collection includes highly personal objects that rarely survive and teach us about life at Mount Vernon such as Martha Washington’s stunning gold pocket watch, presidential porcelain for the dinner table, delicate glassware, and even the Washington’s coffee mill.