From February 1, 2013 through February 28, 2013 9:00am to 4:00pm Mount Vernon will be celebrating Black History Month through highlighting the
the contributions of the enslaved people that built and operated George and Martha Washington’s plantation.
Attend the wreath laying and presentation at the slave memorial site as well as the reconstructed slave cabin.
The Ford Orientation Center also features a film named “We Fight to Be Free.”
About Mount Vernon
Mount Vernon served as the home for Commander-in-Chief of American forces and first President George Washington and his wife Martha Washington.
Today this 50a acre plantation is a popular historic estate in the United States as it sits along the Potomac River in Northern VA.
Mount Vernon will also have a daily “Slave Life at Mount Vernon,” tour as they explore the live a contribution of slaves that lived at Mount Vernon.
The Donald W. Reynolds Museum which host 25 theaters and Education Center located onsite will also tell a detailed story of George Washington’s Life through artifacts, presentations
For more information on this event visit: http://www.mountvernon.org/ or call 703-780-2000
Event: Black History Month Observance and Ceremonies
Location: Mount Vernon: George Washington's Estate & Gardens
Address: 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway, Mount Vernon VA 22121
Date: February 14, 2013 - February 28, 2013
Times: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Admission: Included in Estate admission: $17/adult, $8/child, 5 and under