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The Property of the Nation: George Washington’s Tomb, Mount Vernon, and the Memory of the First President

Feb 20 | Thu |
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Evening Lecture Presented by Matthew Costello

Washington’s resting place at his beloved Mount Vernon estate was at times as contested as his iconic image. In this lecture, Costello will explore the efforts of politicians, business owners, artists, and the American public to shape and reshape the memory of Washington in the popular imagination, centering around Washington’s final resting place.

Venue: Fraunces Tavern Museum

54 Pearl Street Map
212-425-1778