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July 30, 2008

Excitement at George Washington’s Gristmill & Distillery!

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This past weekend, as part of the Now Debate This program, high school students visited Mount Vernon to learn about George Washington and paid a special visit to George Washington’s Gristmill and Distillery.The Day 2 video on their website includes Mount Vernon’s Director of Preservation, Dennis Pogue, and the Manager of the Pioneer Farm, Gristmill, and Distillery, Steve Bashore, sharing information about George Washington’s successes as a distiller, as well as the mechanics of Washington’s gristmill.

On August 9-10th, from 9:00 am-5:00 pm, the Whiskey Rebellion is coming to Mount Vernon! The Whiskey Rebellion controversy comes to Historic Mount Vernon for the first time with dramatic performances, a military encampment, militia drilling, music, open-hearth cooking, and costumed demonstrations at George Washington’s Distillery & Gristmill.

And as if this weren’t enough excitement already, starting August 4th, the event that our Gristmill and Distillery visitors have long been waiting for will finally happen!The Mount Vernon Gift Shop and Gristmill Shop will finally start selling the whiskey that has been produced at the Distillery over the past couple years.

Visit our Gristmill website for more information about George Washington’s Gristmill and Distillery!

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Portraits in Schools

Kids holding George Washington Portrait

Mount Vernon recently invited K-12 schools nationwide to request framed portraits of George Washington to display in a respectful, prominent place.

The response was overwhelming: thousands of schools submitted letters! Along with the portrait, schools received curriculum materials to help explore our first president’s contributions.

Where has George Washington gone back to school? Click here to see!

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