Mount Vernon's New Look
Revolutionary War general Two new museums, The Ford Orientation Center and the Donald W. Reynolds Museum and Education Center will open soon at Mount Vernon
This likeness of George Washington sits atop a taxidermic model of his horse, Blueskin.
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A decade ago, the people who run Mount Vernon noticed many of their visitors knew little more about George Washington than that he was the country's first president. New museum spaces at the historic site aim to change all of that.
 
The Ford Orientation Center, one of two new museums at Mount Vernon.
Architecture
New museum space struggles with the fine balance between education and entertainment, says Philip Kennicott.
 
Two new museums, The Ford Orientation Center and the Donald W. Reynolds Museum and Education Center will open soon at Mount Vernon.
Film
You can lick snowflakes off your face and squint through a rolling fog as you cross the Delaware with Gen. George Washington.
 
Gretchen M. Goodell, an assistant curator at Mount Vernon, leads us on a tour of the historic site's new decorative arts museum.
 
Mount Vernon Estate & Garden holds the official opening of the Ford Orientation Center and the Donald W. Reynolds Museum and Education Center.
Opening Ceremonies
New museum spaces at Mount Vernon show off a great leader's human side.
 

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