Lecture: Welcome Home, George Washington

Event Date: 
Sun, Mar 18, 2018

Dean Norton, Director of Horticulture, Mount Vernon
"See to it that you keep it the Home of Washington" was the charge of Ann Pamela Cunningham, the founder of the Mount Vernon Ladies Association upon her retirement in 1874. For over 150 years, people have studied, researched, and dug the earth for clues helping make the home of George Washington one of the most accurately restored 18th-century estates in America. Join Dean for a discussion of the beauty, use, importance, and preservation of Mount Vernon's gardens and landscape. Not just a history lesson, Dean's engaging, informative, and entertaining presentation reflects on the gardening world of George Washington, the Ladies' Association, and Norton's own personal stories. Please note: This program is being offered in conjunction with the Botanical Arts Society of the National Capital Region. Limited seating available. Doors will open at 1:15 p.m.

DATE: Sunday, March 18
TIME: 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Conservatory Classroom
FREE: Pre-registration required