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Actress who once played a slave at Mount Vernon makes it to Hollywood

Entertainment / Pop Culture : Reliable Source

Historical reenactors take heed, there’s a place for you in Hollywood. Way back in 2013, Maryland native Azie Mira Dungey, who spent most of 2010 playing a slave who’d lived on George Washington’s Mount Vernon circa 1795 (so many nu...

Groundbreaking held for George Washington's presidential library at Mount Vernon

Lifestyle / Travel : Gadling

Our first president is finally getting his own library. The building, to be located on the grounds of his historic Mount Vernon estate, a short drive from DC, will open in 2013. Destined to be a George Washington "think tank," the 4...

Meet Lizzie Mae

Humor : Neatorama

(YouTube link) Jordan Black worked as a living history character at Mount Vernon, George Washington's estate in Virginia. She regularly answered questions about life as a slave, but some of the questions were, shall we say, somewhat...

Mount Vernon 2014 Collaborative Historic Preservation Field School May 27- July 3

Academics / Archaeology : ArchaeologyOnline

George Washington’s Mount Vernon, located near Washington, DC, is the historic site dedicated to interpreting the life of the first president within the context of his home and plantation.  The 2014 Mount Vernon/University of Maryla...

New Exhibit at Mount Vernon Will Focus on George Washington and Slavery 

Pop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

This October, there’ll be a new exhibit at the historical home of George Washington. Called Lives Bound Together, it focuses on Washington’s role as a slaveholder, as well as attempting to tell the stories of the slaves who lived an...


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