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Washington Holiday Table in The Washington Post

A hedgehog cake and sheep marzipan are just a few of the various, sundry and sugary artisanal faux foods Mount Vernon has placed on the Washingtons’ dining table for the dessert course of an imagined holiday meal. The Washington Post Magazine took a fancy to this fanciful spread on its “Closer Look” page, with a photo shoot that appears in this Sunday’s edition. Check out the table here.

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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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