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Mount Vernon by Candlelight: A Christmas Tour

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George Washington's Innovative Invention: The 16-Sided Barn

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George Washington’s 16-Sided Barn was a structure like no other at its time. Sam Murphy, our Manager of Historic Trades, explains how this treading barn was constructed for processing wheat and shows us what that process looked like. Check out 10 facts about the 16-Sided Barn here: https://bit.ly/3jLgsB0 If you’d like to hear more from Sam Murphy, listen to his interview from the Conversations at the Washington Library podcast here: http://bit.ly/2OuHJsp
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