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  • Sorority revokes membership of ‘conservative’ who protested Planned Parenthood

    12/22/2015 10:29:21 AM PST · by Morgana · 21 replies ^ | December 22, 2015 | Susan Michelle
    College is the place to learn, grow and become an independent thinker – unless you are a member of the sorority Delta Phi Delta at Cornell College in Mount Vernon, Iowa. In that case, college is the place to learn to parrot your sorority sisters and have a trial without a jury to remove you from the “family line” because you are pro-life. This was the experience of MacKenzie Dreeszen. Caffeinated Thoughts reports that Dreeszen’s conflict with her college sorority began when she joined a Planned Parenthood protest on August 22. The story reports that what ensued was a kangaroo...
  • History revealed: What people of Baltimore left in time capsules

    06/02/2015 6:08:07 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 12 replies
    CNN ^ | June 2, 2015 | Katia Hetter
    Early pictures of the U.S. Declaration of Independence and many artifacts commemorating the centennial of the "Star-Spangled Banner," Baltimore's Washington Monument and other key aspects of American history were revealed Tuesday. The 1915 Centennial Time Capsule was one of two time capsules discovered during the renovation of Baltimore's Washington Monument, the first to honor George Washington. The monument has been going through a $5.5 million restoration by the Mount Vernon Place Conservancy since January 2014. The 1915 time capsule was opened Tuesday at the Walters Art Museum, while the contents of a time capsule from the 1815 cornerstone, some of...
  • Celebrate George Washington's 280th Birthday at His Home, Mount Vernon!

    02/14/2012 7:13:34 AM PST · by Pharmboy · 28 replies
    MOUNT VERNON, Va., Feb. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- George Washington's home, Mount Vernon, celebrates our first president's birthday with three days of special events including an outdoor cooking demonstration by celebrated chefs, a new food exhibition with more than 125 objects from the Washingtons' kitchen, a surprise birthday celebration for "George Washington", book signing with PBS's A Taste of History host Chef Walter Staib, and much more! Saturday and Sunday events are included in Estate admission, and admission to all events on Monday, February 20, events are FREE in honor of George Washington's birthday! Saturday, February 18All events...
  • Washingtons Boyhood Home Is Found

    07/03/2008 5:09:59 AM PDT · by Soliton · 36 replies · 92+ views
    New York Times ^ | July 3, 2008 | JOHN NOBLE WILFORD
    Researchers announced Wednesday that remains excavated in the last three years were those of the long-sought dwelling, on the old family farm in Virginia 50 miles south of Washington. The house stood on a terrace overlooking the Rappahannock River, where legend has it the boy threw a stone or a coin across to Fredericksburg.
  • Archaeologists Find George Washington's Boyhood Home

    07/02/2008 1:25:55 PM PDT · by Scythian · 32 replies · 61+ views
    The cellars held a large number of artifacts including pieces of the house's ceilings and painted walls, fragments of 18th century pottery and other ceramics, glass shards, wig curlers and toothbrush handles made of bone. Muraca said they also recovered larger objects such as pieces of a tea set that probably belonged to George's mother, Mary Ball Washington; wine bottles, knives, forks and 10 pieces of a group of small figurines that might have stood on a mantle. They also discovered a well-used pipe bowl, blackened from smoking, that was marked with a Masonic crest. Washington joined the Fredericksburg Lodge...
  • Delegates Begin Planning for Changes to U.S. Constitution [Mt. Vernon Assembly : See Article V]

    06/12/2014 5:08:42 PM PDT · by Jacquerie · 92 replies
    Northwest Indiana Times ^ | June 12th, 2014 | Dan Carden
    INDIANAPOLIS | Representatives and senators from 29 states met Thursday in the Indiana Statehouse to begin planning for the first state-led revisions to the U.S. Constitution since the nation's fundamental governing document was enacted in 1789. The significance of the work undertaken by The Mount Vernon Assembly to prepare for a future Convention of the States was not lost on the 94 official and participating delegates, mostly Republicans, who filled the House chamber. "Nothing like this has occurred in over two centuries, though certainly the founders of this nation assumed it would have happened long ago," said Indiana Senate President...
  • Article V Constitution: Mount Vernon Assembly [Live Web Stream Now! Today (6-12) & Tomorrow]

    The Mount Vernon Assembly Indianapolis FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Skip Brown 317-232-9521 The Mount Vernon Assembly to Meet at Indiana Statehouse June 12 and 13 INDIANAPOLIS (June 9, 2014) More than 100 state legislators representing 33 states will meet at the Indiana Statehouse in Indianapolis on June 12 and 13 to continue establishing the rules and procedures needed for a future state-led convention for proposing amendments to the U.S. Constitution, as authorized by Article V of the Constitution. The meeting is a continuation of efforts that began in December 2013 at George Washingtons historic Mount Vernon estate...
  • Sen. Greg Ball says he wants more accountability from Mt. Vernon...

    03/11/2014 9:30:35 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 1 replies
    ... in wake of Mahopac basketball incident A state senator says he wants more accountability from Mount Vernon after a fight erupted at a high school basketball game between Mount Vernon and Mahopac. Eight students from Mahopac High School have been suspended for allegedly tweeting racist slurs about Mount Vernon after the fight. State Sen. Greg Ball (R-40th District) says Mount Vernon needs to show more accountability as their fans were "toxic and destructive" during the game. "They need to hold these bad actors who are not representative of the larger group accountable, just like Mahopac has," says Ball. Mount...
  • State Lawmakers Assemble at Mount Vernon to Discuss a Constitutional Convention

    12/09/2013 12:42:15 PM PST · by Baynative · 40 replies
    TPNN ^ | 12/9/13 | Greg Campbell
    At a time when the federal government appears truly broken, state lawmakers have assembled to reclaim the power vested in the states by calling for a convention of the states as a means of creating constitutional amendments. On Saturday, close to 100 legislators from 32 states attended a meeting in Mount Vernon, Virginia, where they discussed adding amendments to the U.S. Constitution. They would do so under the authority of Article V of the Constitution.

    12/09/2013 2:17:19 PM PST · by dontreadthis · 49 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Dec. 9, 2013 | Becket Adams
    Close to 100 legislators from 32 states met in Mount Vernon, Va., Saturday to discuss the possibility of adding amendments to the U.S. Constitution through a convention of the states. Such a convention, as outlined in article five of the Constitution, would allow state legislatures to vote on amendments to add. Two-thirds of the state legislatures, or 34, must approve an application for a convention to occur, according to the Constitutions article five. State legislatures would then send delegates to the convention, each state getting one vote on proposed amendments. For an amendment to pass and become a part of...
  • Reflections on the Mt. Vernon Assembly

    12/09/2013 1:01:55 PM PST · by Da Bilge Troll · 25 replies
    Convention of States Project ^ | December 09, 2013 | Michael Farris
    Yesterday, approximately 100 state legislators from over 30 states met at George Washington's home in Mount Vernon, VA. The meeting's purpose was to begin drafting the procedural rules for a Convention of States. I was not present at the gathering (only state legislators were allowed to attend), but earlier in the week I had a face to face conversation with the leadership of the Mount Vernon Assembly. We are beginning to reach critical mass in our efforts to use Article V of the Constitution to rein in the power of the federal government. The Mount Vernon Assembly is one of...
  • PRUDEN: The cheap tricks of the game(Park Rangers ADMISSION about harassment)

    10/04/2013 9:36:37 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 31 replies
    washington times ^ | 10/3 | pruden
    The Park Service appears to be closing streets on mere whim and caprice. The rangers even closed the parking lot at Mount Vernon, where the plantation home of George Washington is a favorite tourist destination. That was after they barred the new World War II Memorial on the Mall to veterans of World War II. But the government does not own Mount Vernon; it is privately owned by the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association. The ladies bought it years ago to preserve it as a national memorial. The feds closed access to the parking lots this week, even though the lots...
  • Barricades At Mount Vernon REMOVED

    10/03/2013 1:46:16 PM PDT · by Ladysforest · 49 replies
    Mount Vernon press response | 10/3/2013 | ladysforest
    Mount Vernon is open. Our parking lots are now open. The barricade was placed in front of Mount Vernons parking lots for a short period (less than 3 hours). Once the National Park Service realized that we own the parking lots, the barricades were removed immediately. Anything you can do to help get the word out that Mount Vernon and its parking lots are open would be much appreciated!
  • George Washington Finally Gets His Presidential Library

    09/27/2013 8:55:36 AM PDT · by re_tail20 · 32 replies
    Newsmax ^ | September 27, 2013 | David A. Patten
    Since Franklin Roosevelt, every modern U.S. president has opened his own presidential library. On Friday, President George Washington, the nations first, finally will get his turn, as a state-of-the-art presidential library is christened in his honor. Washingtons beloved Mount Vernon steps into a bold new era with the formal opening of The Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington. Some 800 dignitaries, officials, and VIPs will be on hand to witness the unveiling of a library purpose-built to preserve the original books and papers from Gen. Washingtons personal collection. Noted historian and best-selling author David McCullough...
  • I-5 bridge collapses over Skagit River, sending vehicles, people into water

    MOUNT VERNON, Wash. — A portion of an Interstate 5 bridge over the Skagit River, about 60 miles north of Seattle, collapsed Thursday, sending three vehicles and people plunging into the cold water at least 50 feet below. Amazingly, there were no fatalities, Skagit County authorities said. Three people were pulled from the river and taken to Skagit Valley Hospital and United General Hospital; two were reported to be in stable condition, the other had minor injuries and was being released Thursday night. The survivor who was released was identified as Dan Sligh, 47. His wife, Sally Sligh, 56, remained...
  • George Washingtons Rye Whiskey Going on Sale (@ Mount Vernon Estate in Virginia)

    03/26/2013 6:38:50 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 25 replies
    Hot Air ^ | March 26, 2013 | Mary Katharine Ham
    George Washingtons rye whiskey going on sale Rye whiskey using George Washingtons own recipe will soon go on sale at the first presidents Mount Vernon estate in Virginia. The presidential home reconstructed Washingtons distillery and will make more than 1,100 bottles of unaged whiskey available beginning April 4. The bottles sell for $95 each. Mount Vernon says the rye is the most authentic version of Washingtons whiskey available. Washington was a detailed record keeper, and distillers used the same grain recipe and fermentation process as it was done 250 years ago. No word on whether itll be available online or...
  • Book containing George Washington's copy of Constitution fetches nearly $10M

    06/23/2012 7:34:03 AM PDT · by ETL · 24 replies ^ | June 22, 2012 | Maegan Vazquez
    A book owned by George Washington and containing his own annotated copy of the Constitution sold for almost $10 million at Christie's, more than three times what it was expected to draw. A fierce bidding war between two unidentified parties forced the price up, and applause erupted in the venerable auction house when the hammer came down and the 223-year-old book sold for $9,826,500 to the Mount Vernon Ladies Association.The Acts of Congress volume includes a copy of the Constitution, a draft of the Bill of Rights, and acts creating the executive, State and Treasury department. The book was printed...
  • British used bioweapon in US war of independence

    08/19/2011 12:05:56 PM PDT · by Pharmboy · 22 replies
    New Scientist Blog ^ | 19 August 2011 | Debora MacKenzie
    (Image: Everett Collection/Rex Features) A document has just gone on display at Mount Vernon, Virginia - the museum in the former home of George Washington, first US President. It is an order dated 1777 and signed by Washington himself to send troops that had not been vaccinated for smallpox - or survived it - to Philadelphia to be vaccinated. These troops were then to join up with the main army, where the disease was raging. It sounds like amazing foresight for its day. "Washington's careful handling of the smallpox epidemic at the beginning of the war was a significant...
  • One Man's Trash: George Washington's Priceless Refuse

    07/09/2011 10:27:05 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 10 replies
    Popular Archaeology ^ | Vol. 3 June 2011 (July 7, 2011) | Dan McLerran
    For George Washington, the first U.S. President and Revolutionary War hero, a broken chinese porcelain plate or teacup from his dining table or kitchen would go immediately and directly into his trash pit on the grounds just outside his mansion home, buried and forever forgotten. But as the saying goes, "one man's trash is another man's treasure", and well over 200 years later archaeologists would call them priceless artifacts for understanding and reconstructing history. Such was the case when an archaeological team discovered and excavated a trash pit, or "midden", just outside and south of George Washington's imposing Mount Vernon...
  • Sarah Palin: Greetings from the road in Maryland!

    05/30/2011 1:08:54 PM PDT · by Virginia Ridgerunner · 88 replies
    SarahPAC ^ | May 30, 2011 | Sarah Palin
    Mount Vernon was amazing, really something special. Ive said before that George Washington is my favorite Founding Father because he was reluctant to serve, and yet he rose to the great challenges before him. I can certainly see why he dreaded leaving his home on the Potomac. His servant's heart is an inspiration to us all. When Piper laid the wreath at George Washington's tomb this afternoon, I wished that every American school student could be here to see and feel the spirit of our nation's first father. Even Piper was able to grasp the significance of being in the...
  • Palin @ Mt. Vernon

    05/30/2011 8:53:33 AM PDT · by winoneforthegipper · 72 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 05/30/11 | Shushannah Walshe
    At Mt Vernon, the Palins are in the foreground. #palinbustour
  • The Mount Vernon Statement, A Poor Man's Manifesto VERY Poor

    A group made up of some of the biggest names in contemporary conservatism got together a few days ago and crafted what they are calling the Mount Vernon Statement, a manifesto of sorts meant to give direction to todays conservative movement. Put succinctly, it fails to fill the bill. Taken as a whole this statement is fine as a short history lesson. It explains pretty clearly what the founders had wrought when their basic work was done with the adoption of the U.S. Constitution. But as a statement of principles that might guide todays discussion I do not think the...
  • The Mount Vernon Statement vs. the Sharon Statement. Was change needed?

    02/21/2010 3:10:34 PM PST · by TheConservativeCitizen · 3 replies · 224+ views
    The Constitution Club ^ | 2-20-10 | PG - Your Humble Messenger
    Dave recently posted the Mount Vernon Statement on here. I said I had some objections to it. DFV said he could find not anything ojectionable in the document. I am so glad he formed his reply this way. I had said there was no reason to change the Sharon Statement. This post is in rebuttal. Do you know who crafted the Sharon Statement? Do you know where and why? That information will provide a needed perspective if one is not familiar with it. I am surprised at the Scribe, especially in light of his stand on religion and God that...
  • Geo. Washington Presidential Library: $38 million gift to build library at Mount Vernon

    02/20/2010 7:57:16 PM PST · by HokieMom · 40 replies · 678+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/19/10 | MATTHEW BARAKAT
    MOUNT VERNON, VA. There were no presidential libraries in the days of George Washington, so his papers and writings are scattered around the world. Some are lost forever Martha Washington, for instance, burned nearly all of her personal letters from her husband shortly before she died. But an unprecedented $38 million donation will allow George Washington's Mount Vernon estate to establish a library dedicated to scholarship on the nation's first president, in many ways filling the role of the modern presidential library. The Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington is expected to open...
  • The Mount Vernon Statement (a differing view)

    02/18/2010 5:50:13 AM PST · by Notary Sojac · 27 replies · 518+ views
    The American Conservative ^ | 16 Feb 2010 | Daniel Larison
    What is there to say about this statement, which is being called a new conservative manifesto? Someone might object that Russell Kirk said that conservatives do not have manifestoes, but that would be entirely too quaint and old-fashioned. What is one to make of the organizers selection of the site of George Washingtons home for a statement that refers to a foreign policy of advancing freedom and opposing tyranny in the world? I would say that it is in extremely poor taste, but then this statement is not directed at people like me. My admiration for Washington comes partly from...
  • Conservative, Pro-Life Leaders to Sign Mount Vernon Statement of Principles

    02/16/2010 3:56:41 PM PST · by wagglebee · 10 replies · 560+ views
    Life News ^ | 2/16/10 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC ( -- Seeking a statement of principles heading into the 2010 mid-term elections, a group of prominent conservative and pro-life leaders are gathering tomorrow to do just that. They will sign the Mount Vernon Statement near George Washington's Mount Vernon home on Wednesday afternoon.The list of signers reads like a who's who of the pro-life and conservative political communities including former Attorney General Ed Meese, Heritage Foundation President Edwin Feulner, and Wendy Wright, the president of Concerned Women for America."The federal government today ignores the limits of the Constitution, which is increasingly dismissed as obsolete and irrelevant,"...
  • The Mount Vernon Statement-Constitutional Conservatism: A Statement for the 21st Century

    02/17/2010 7:34:23 AM PST · by Pyro7480 · 27 replies · 598+ views
    We recommit ourselves to the ideas of the American Founding. Through the Constitution, the Founders created an enduring framework of limited government based on the rule of law. They sought to secure national independence, provide for economic opportunity, establish true religious liberty and maintain a flourishing society of republican self-government. These principles define us as a country and inspire us as a people. They are responsible for a prosperous, just nation unlike any other in the world. They are our highest achievements, serving not only as powerful beacons to all who strive for freedom and seek self-government, but as warnings...
  • Mount Vernon Statement Affirms Old Principles

    02/16/2010 6:51:20 AM PST · by mdittmar · 31 replies · 484+ views
    HUMAN EVENTS ^ | 2/16/2010 | John Gizzi
    As much as the surprise retirement of Sen. Evan Bayh (D.-Ind.) and the bright prospects of a conservative Republican pickup of his seat dominated political talk among Washington-area conservatives on Presidents' Day (February 15th), there was another development that may prove to be equally important. The just-unveiled Mount Vernon Statement, a document crafted and signed by 80 national conservative leaders that spells out the traditional belief in the principles of the Founding Fathers and in the concept of liberty that is spelled out in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States.A gamut of conservative leaders helped...
  • Washington: First in War, Peace -- and Accounting

    10/12/2009 9:55:54 AM PDT · by BGHater · 9 replies · 474+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 12 Oct 2009 | Joel Achenbach
    Vast Cache of Financial Papers Is Rich in Details One day in 1791, President George Washington received a bill for 60 pounds, 1 shilling and 7 pence from his physician friend James Craik, who regularly made the rounds at Mount Vernon. The invoice ran two pages: "Anodyne Pills for Breachy . . . Laxative Pills for Ruth . . . syphilic Pills for Maria . . . oz 1 Antiphlogistie Anodyne Tincture . . . Bleeding Charlotte . . . oz 4 Powdered Rhubarb . . . Extracting one of your Negroes tooth . . . a Mercurial Purge for...
  • Glenn Beck gets ceremonial key to hometown city

    09/27/2009 5:55:02 PM PDT · by Palin Republic · 12 replies · 986+ views
    The mayor of Glenn Beck's hometown in Washington state presented the Fox News personality with a ceremonial key to the city Saturday evening, an event preceded by weeks of protests and petitions calling for the cancellation of the visit. Beck received a boisterous, minute-long standing ovation after receiving the plaque-mounted key from Mount Vernon Mayor Bud Norris, who weeks earlier proclaimed Saturday "Glenn Beck Day" as a way to mark the conservative commentator's success as a nationally known broadcaster. Beck spoke for about an hour, remembering his childhood in Mount Vernon, an agricultural city of 31,000 people 60 miles north...
  • Glenn Beck's homecoming riles up people in Wash.

    09/24/2009 1:32:21 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 29 replies · 3,552+ views
    hosted. ^ | Sep 24 | MANUEL VALDES
    MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) -- Glenn Beck's visit to his hometown in Washington state this weekend seemed simple enough on the surface, with a ceremonial key to the city awaiting him and the mayor naming the day in the Fox News personality's honor. But this being Glenn Beck, nothing is that easy. Groups have demonstrated on the streets and in city council meetings over the conservative commentator's visit. Petitions have been collected calling on the cancellation of the visit. A small business owner put up a sign that says: "Glenn Beck & Hatred not welcome here." And the leader of...
  • Mount Vernon to award Glenn Beck key to city (WA)

    09/02/2009 7:34:39 AM PDT · by SonOfDarkSkies · 15 replies · 1,005+ views ^ | 9/1/2009 | Bryan Johnson
    The mayor of Mount Vernon has made it official. Mayor Bud Norris says he will give the key to his city to conservative talk show host Glenn Beck on September 26. Norris says Beck will deliver a short talk that night and become the first person to receive a key to the city in the six years Norris has been mayor. Protesters from the Skagit County Young Democrats walked outside city hall Tuesday with protest signs, one reading "Change the locks!"
  • But Where's George? Vernon Downplays Its Lead Character

    07/06/2009 11:05:16 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 8 replies · 590+ views
    Washington Post ^ | July 5, 2009 | Brigid Schulte
    Just about every American, from the time they're 6 or so, learns that Mount Vernon is Founding Father George Washington's home. They draw pictures of the grand farmhouse in art class. Study it in history. File onto buses and reverently visit the hallowed ground along the Potomac River. And right now, that's Mount Vernon's problem. There's just too much George, according to some international culture experts, who are considering whether the historic estate belongs on the United Nations' list of World Heritage sites. A group advising the U.S. government on getting American sites onto the prestigious list initially rejected Mount...
  • Mount Vernon teacher can keep Bible in his room but not on desk top

    04/17/2008 7:20:37 PM PDT · by DGHoodini · 12 replies · 55+ views
    Mansfield News Journal | 4/17/2008 | By Jami Kinton
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  • George Washington's Gardener Slept Here

    03/17/2008 4:45:36 PM PDT · by Coleus · 10 replies · 233+ views
    wash post ^ | Thursday, March 13, 2008 | Jackie Spinner
    A stack of leather-bound gardening books sat on a simple wooden desk in the middle of a small room. Two broad-brimmed hats, one for winter and one for summer, hung on pegs in the corner. In the bedroom, a pair of shoes lay at the foot of the bed, as if the gardener had just stepped out of them. With the restoration of a two-story pine structure used by one of George Washington's gardeners, William Spence, Mount Vernon is again complete nearly 209 years after the first president died. The gardener's house, built around the spring of 1776 and...
  • A rare opening for Mount Vernon's cellar

    03/17/2008 4:40:45 PM PDT · by Coleus · 1 replies · 213+ views ^ | Sunday, January 27, 2008 | TRACY GRANT
    Getting there: Route 95 south to Washington, D.C., cross the Potomac River on the Woodrow Wilson Bridge, move to the far right lane. After crossing the bridge, take the exit for Route 1 north, marked Alexandria. Once on Route 1, make the first right turn, onto Franklin Street. Turn right again at Washington Street, which is marked for Mount Vernon. Washington Street becomes the George Washington Parkway as you leave Alexandria, and Mount Vernon is 8 miles south, at the large traffic circle at the end of the parkway. Info: 703-780-2000 or Hours: Basement is open weekends from 9...
  • George Washington's Restored Distillery at Mount Vernon Dedicated by Prince Andrew

    09/27/2006 7:22:39 PM PDT · by george76 · 53 replies · 2,407+ views
    Yahoo ^ | Sep 27 | Frank Coleman
    His Royal Highness, Prince Andrew, the Duke of York today joined public officials and leaders of the Scottish and American spirits industry at Historic Mount Vernon to celebrate the official dedication of the restored George Washington's Distillery. The Duke, who cut the ribbon at the event, was celebrating the close Scottish-U.S. ties and paying tribute to Scotland's connection to George Washington's distillery. He noted that it was George Washington's Scottish farm manager, James Anderson, who convinced Washington in 1797 that distilling whiskey would be a lucrative business venture and a good use of the excess grain from the nearby gristmill....
  • New museums open at Mount Vernon

    08/30/2006 9:27:53 AM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 4 replies · 282+ views
    yahoo! ^ | Aug 28-2006
    MOUNT VERNON, Va. - New facilities, a craft fair and fall foliage all make this a good time of year to pay a visit to George Washington's Mount Vernon estate. The craft fair, which features a recreation of an 18th-century marketplace with costumed re-enactors, will be held at Mount Vernon on Sept. 16-17. Activities include craft demonstrations, family entertainment and sightseeing cruises on the Potomac River. Two new visitor facilities, the Ford Orientation Center and the Donald W. Reynolds Museum and Education Center, open Oct. 27. The Ford center offers an action-adventure movie on Washington's life, and "Mount Vernon in...
  • Another Building Block in a Rich History

    06/22/2006 12:14:27 PM PDT · by MeanWestTexan · 4 replies · 249+ views
    Washington Post ^ | June 21, 200 | Arianne Arynpaur
    In a ceremony steeped in Masonic tradition, Mount Vernon officials and local Masons laid the cornerstone for a museum yesterday morning at George Washington's historic estate. The Donald W. Reynolds Museum and Education Center will house theaters, exhibits and life-size models of George Washington at three pivotal periods in his life: ages 19, 45 and 57.
  • Mount Vernon changing Washington's image

    05/19/2006 6:12:01 PM PDT · by Pharmboy · 50 replies · 1,150+ views
    Free Lance Star ^ | 5/19/2006 | MICHAEL ZITZ
    Produced by Greystone Films, an 18-minute feature, is being shot and produced at Mount Vernon. Waiting in the wings for the command of 'action,' crew members aim fans at the actors in order to introduce fake snow onto the set to replicate the weather when the troops crossed the Delaware River. In the role of Continental Army soldiers about to cross the Delaware River during the Revolutionary War, actors wait on the set between takes as grips and crew members adjust lighting. The film will be shown to visitors in the new Ford Orientation Center. In the role of George...
  • England Lauds Washington at Soldiers' Purple Heart Ceremony

    04/21/2006 6:11:22 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 590+ views
    WASHINGTON, April 21, 2006 Not far from the city that bears his name, George Washington reposes in his crypt at Mount Vernon, the Virginia estate he retired to after serving as America's first president and commander in chief of the armed forces. George Washington, commander of the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War and the first president of the United States, originated the Purple Heart Medal. After the American colonists had won their freedom from England, the medal was discontinued until it was revived in 1932. Photo by Gerry J. Gilmore(Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Yesterday,...
  • I Pledge Allegiance to My Black People

    03/15/2006 7:39:29 AM PST · by HawaiianGecko · 136 replies · 3,065+ views
    Townhall ^ | Mar 15, 2006 | Michelle Malkin
    "I pledge allegience to my black people" One of the nation's fastest-rising poetry prodigies is a 7-year-old New York girl whose poisonous demagogic advocacy of black separatism makes Al Sharpton look like Mister Rogers. Autum Ashante' of Mount Vernon, N.Y., has performed at HBO's Def Poetry Jam, The Cotton Club in L.A., The Apollo Theater in Harlem, the African Street Festival, Caroline's on Broadway, the Russell Simmons Phat Farm Fashion Show, Steve Harvey's "Big Time," a prestigious Grammy Foundation event, and at universities and other venues across the country. She recites her verses not only in English,...
  • Wax Figures Show (Real George Washington

    02/17/2006 2:31:10 AM PST · by Majie Purple · 399 replies · 2,242+ views
    Forbes ^ | February 17, 2006 | Richard Pyle
    News 02/17/2006 00:13:06 EST Wax Figures Show 'Real' George Washington By RICHARD PYLE Associated Press Writer NEW YORK - In a former box factory on an old Brooklyn street named for him, half a mile from where his defeated army escaped by night to fight another day, George Washington has all but come back to life. Not just one George Washington, but three - the 19-year-old wilderness surveyor, the 45-year-old Revolutionary War general and the 57-year-old president on his inauguration day in 1789. The trio of life-size wax figures, created by British-born artists Stuart Williamson and Sue Day, is destined...
  • The FReeper Foxhole Remembers George Washington's The Final Days - July 4th, 2005

    07/04/2005 5:06:51 AM PDT · by SAMWolf · 44 replies · 1,950+ views
    American History Magazine | December 1999 | John Ferling
    Lord, Keep our Troops forever in Your care Give them victory over the enemy... Grant them a safe and swift return... Bless those who mourn the lost. . FReepers from the Foxhole join in prayer for all those serving their country at this time. .................................................................. .................... ........................................... U.S. Military History, Current Events and Veterans Issues Where Duty, Honor and Countryare acknowledged, affirmed and commemorated. Our Mission: The FReeper Foxhole is dedicated to Veterans of our Nation's military forces and to others who are affected in their relationships with Veterans. In the FReeper Foxhole, Veterans or their family members should...
  • George Washington, say who?

    03/01/2005 5:44:17 AM PST · by nuconvert · 24 replies · 835+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | Feb. 25, 2005 | Kathleen Parker
    George Washington, say who? Feb. 25, 2005 Kathleen Parker George Washington, say who? | Mount Vernon, Va. President's Day came and went as it usually does without much notice and little attention to the man whose birthday makes February's three-day weekend possible. For those stumped by the riddle, that man would be George Washington, also known as the father of our country and our first president. Those not stumped are probably thinking, 'This is ridiculous,' and wondering, 'Who doesn't know that?' Would that they were right. Alas, the un-stumped are vastly outnumbered by the perplexed, who arrive...
  • Reading Free Blacks Out of History

    02/28/2005 2:51:19 AM PST · by rdb3 · 11 replies · 712+ views
    FPM ^ | 28 FEBRUARY 2005 | Anita L. Willis
    Reading Free Blacks Out of HistoryBy Anita L. WillsHistory News Network | February 28, 2005 "We reside among you and yet are strangers; natives and not citizens; surrounded by the freest people and most Republican Institutions in the world and yet enjoying none of the immunities of freedom though we are not slaves we are not yet free." -- Memorial of the Free People of Color, African Repository, December 1826, Baltimore MDAfrican American History month is a month in which Americans celebrate the history of people of African descent. It is a sharing of a culture long ignored by the...
  • Whiskey Flows Once More at Mount Vernon

    10/21/2003 3:26:31 PM PDT · by Willie Green · 12 replies · 277+ views
    The Centre Daily Times ^ | Tue, Oct. 21, 2003 | NANCY ZUCKERBROD -- Associated Press
    MOUNT VERNON, Va. - George Washington's estate on the Potomac River hasn't been home to a working distillery for about two centuries, but that changed Tuesday as whiskey makers toiled on the founding father's popular recipe. "For me, it's like standing on hallowed ground," Jim Beam master distiller Jerry Dalton said as he took a break from recreating the 18th century recipe to survey the scene, three miles from the main house where Washington lived from 1754 until he died in 1799. Washington started his whiskey business in 1797, after leaving politics. It was a thriving enterprise that yielded 11,000...
  • Historical Preservation and the Market

    06/18/2003 11:45:04 AM PDT · by RJCogburn · 4 replies · 214+ views
    The Future of Freedom Foundation ^ | 6/18/03 | Scott McPherson
    Theres a controversy brewing over the Old North Church in Boston, from the window of which patriot Paul Revere received the signal that British troops were headed for Concord and spread the word through the Massachusetts countryside. It seems that the old church needs some work, and the U.S. government is chipping in with a grant for the much-needed repairs. The trouble is, the church is an active Episcopal house of worship, and an organization called Americans United for Separation of Church and State is protesting the funding decision. For its part, the federal government is ecstatic over the move,...
  • Mount Vernon, Alarmed by Fading Knowledge, Seeks to Pep Up Washington's Image

    07/29/2002 5:19:55 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 46 replies · 2,396+ views
    NY Times ^ | 7-29-02 | STEPHEN KINZER
    Gen. Washington courageously attempting to rallyfleeing militia at Kip's Bay, Manhattan MOUNT VERNON, Va. Say goodbye to the stern and remote George Washington, the boring one who wore a powdered wig, had wooden teeth and always told the truth. Embrace instead the action hero of the 18th century, a swashbuckling warrior who survived wild adventures, led brilliant military campaigns, directed spy rings and fell in love with his best friend's wife. That is the new message from the people who run Mount Vernon, the estate where Washington spent much of his life and where more than one million people...