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Interpreting Enslavement at George Washington's Mount Vernon

Interpreting Enslavement at George Washington's Mount Vernon

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Lee-Fendall House Museum & Garden

614 Oronoco Street

Alexandria, VA 22314

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Join us in this talk and learn about various ways of interpreting the enslaved people at George Washington's Mount Vernon.

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For over 150 years, millions have visited George Washington’s Mount Vernon. In touring Washington’s estate, one can’t overlook a major part of his life; that he was an enslaver of hundreds of men, women, and children.

Today, Mount Vernon is dedicated to providing the full story of George Washington’s life through an interpretation of history that includes the stories and lives of those enslaved. But what is interpretation? How has the interpretation of enslavement changed at Mount Vernon and what skills and considerations need to be taken in order to interpret slavery truthfully?

Join Jeremy Ray, Mount Vernon’s Director of Interpretation, to discuss the importance of interpreting the full story at historic sites, Mount Vernon’s history of interpreting enslavement, and how staff are prepared to take on this interpretation today.

The talk is $8 per person and advance registration is required due to limited seating. It is free for Lee-Fendall House Museum members but pre-registeration is required by emailing contact@leefendallhouse.org or calling (703)548-1789.

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Lee-Fendall House Museum & Garden

614 Oronoco Street

Alexandria, VA 22314

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