July 15, 2018

Archaeology at the Museum

Prior to the Museum’s construction, archaeologists conducted fieldwork on our site at Third and Chestnut Streets from July through October 2014 and briefly... More

May 4, 2018

Finding Freedom: Deborah

This is Deborah. She grew up at Mount Vernon, enslaved to George Washington. In 1781, when she was 16 years old, Deborah made a decision that changed her life. As the Revolutionary War tore through Virginia, Deborah chose to run away from Mount Vernon in search of freedom with the British Army. More

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