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A Field Trip to George Washington’s Mount Vernon

A Field Trip for
The Black History Committee (BHC), Friends of the Thomas Balch Library to George Washington’s Mount Vernon

SAVE the DATE!

Saturday, September 14, 2019    10AM-5PM

Join BHC member, Steve Hammond, for a day at Mount Vernon.  Once a vibrant plantation in the 18th century of George Washington’s family and their enslaved people, the Mount Vernon estate is now one of the nation’s most visited historic sites.  We’ll arrive by 10AM and depart about 5PM.   Save the Date, September 14, 2019!

Highlights of the day-long event include:

●      Tour the mansion. 

●      A visit with Caroline Branham, mother of 8 children and George & Martha Washington’s house servant.

●      Curated tour of the exhibition 'Lives Bound Together' which looks at the enslaved community at Mount Vernon.  You may even see our trip guide in a video there. 

●      Walk to the Slave Memorial.

●      There may be a couple of other activities as well.

Other details

Transportation between Leesburg and Mount Vernon will be via carpool or motor coach.

Tentative costs:  Seniors over 62 - $17 & adults - $18…. +motor coach costs - To Be Determined

Lunch can be purchased at the food court pavilion.  Our personally guided museum tour should end about closing time.   Registration will begin in mid-July.  BHC will be notified via email.