George Washington and His World

Detail of lithograph of Mount Vernon
"The Home of Washington, Mount Vernon, Va.," published by Currier & Ives, New York, ca. 1860. Albert H. Small Washingtoniana Collection AS 898.

Extended through August 30, 2020

Washington, D.C., is inextricably linked with its namesake, George Washington. Two other sites are also part of this founding father’s story: Mount Vernon and Alexandria, Va. Curated by GW students, this display of letters, prints, and artifacts from the Albert H. Small Washingtoniana Collection presents a nuanced look at Washington through the places that shaped him. Organized in cooperation with the Albert H. Small Center for National Capital Area Studies.

Highlights Tours

Free docent-led tours of the galleries are offered Saturdays and Sundays at 1:30 p.m.