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Check out our new rail fences in the Historic Area courtesy of the Historic Preservation Training Center.
Happy 4th of July! The beach at George Washington Birthplace is open until 10 pm on the evening of 4 July for firework watching.
The George Washington Birthplace 4-H Heritage Club will be demonstrating historical crafts 23 June from 10:30 am-2 pm.
Volunteers work hard and are very appreciated! They help with living history programs, keeping the beach clean, gardening, working in the library, and other activities. Thank you all! #volunteerweek
Cleaning artifacts is an important step in their preservation. The tools used to clean them are different than those used to clean houses.
George Washington Birthplace NM is a great place to bird-watch. This is a picture of an osprey in a tree overlooking Popes Creek.
Some of the migratory swans have left Popes Creek. Some are still waiting for warmer weather. Can Spring be far away?
Spring forward! Set your clocks one hour ahead Sunday morning.
Needle artisans produce beautiful textiles. This blue and white stitched coverlet is marked "S.W. Norwich...1798". It was given to us in 1936 through Mrs. du Pont Crowninshield. We know of no connection between the coverlet and the Washington family. A hand-stitched copy was made in 1976, and is on display in the memorial House. Both coverlets are wonderful examples of needlework.
The 2018 Calendar of Events has been released. See you at the Park!
Please come join our Washington Christmas celebration today from 10-7 pm. Living history, dancing, and candlelight.
Seasonal decorations in the window reflect the Christmas decorating ideas of the 1930’s, when the Memorial House was constructed at George Washington Birthplace NM.
George Washington Birthplace NM’s obelisk, or monument, was erected in 1896, and moved to its current site at the entrance roundabout in 1930 when the construction of the buildings in the historic core displaced it. Recently photographed with this beautiful antique sedan, it evokes the Park’s long history. It is a modern #flashbackfriday .
Christmas was a season for visits and celebrations in Virginia in the 1700’s. The Christmas table is set, and every room is decorated in anticipation.
Thomas Stone National Historic Site’s candlelight tour program will be held tomorrow, 12/2/2018 from 4-7 pm. Come see Thomas Stone National Historic Site in a new light
George Washington Birthplace is a place of beauty. This picture of the park is beautiful in color, but it is even more striking when rendered in black and white.
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