Sunday, February 22, 2015

Happy Birthday, Mr. Washington: 10 Things to Know About George Washington

On this birthday of our nation's first President, George Washington, we should remember how blessed our nation was to have such a remarkable man at the center of its founding. In that spirit, the folks at Mount Vernon have offered 10 things every American should know about the father of our country....

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Mount Vernon Scanning its Way to the 18th Century

MOUNT VERNON, Va. (AP) — It's one of the first questions that occurs to a visitor at George Washington's Mount Vernon estate: How much of the mansion really dates back to Washington's time, and how much has been replaced?

The estate is in the midst of a project that will help answer that question, down to every nail in the floorboards.

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