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.
New museum space struggles with the fine balance between education and entertainment, says Philip Kennicott.
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.
New museum spaces at Mount Vernon show off a great leader's human side.