We are so pleased to announce the launch of two brand spankin’ new, “gonna blow your mind,”” just can’t control the excitement” websites! We will feature the first today, and check back tomorrow for the second (it’s called building the suspense). As you know, we have something of a love affair with Martha Washington- she was courageous, intelligent, loving, and beautiful. She sat right there through that winter at Valley Forge with the rest of the soldiers when she could have easily been sitting in her own living room drinking hot chocolate. She helped her stoic husband provide a more human side to his adoring fans. George Washington would not have had the rich, loving life that he had without his wife of forty years. *Sigh… we heart you, Martha.
In order to provide more resources on Martha Washington’s fascinating life and material culture, we have launched a brand new website, Martha Washington: A Life. The site provides biographical information, three fabulous teaching modules that correlate to national standards, a searchable archive of all objects and documents that relate to Martha Washington, and research resources. So go check it out and let us know what you think! After playing around on the website for thirty minutes, we guarantee you will appreciate Martha Washington as much as we do.