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Chief of Interpretation Blog- May 2012

 For this month’s piece, I have decided to focus on George Washington’s early military experience as a member of the Virginia militia. It did not begin auspiciously. Although Washington had been able to persuade Governor Dinwiddie to entrust him with … Continue reading

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The Month of April & the First Executive

On the balcony of Federal Hall, in downtown New York City, George Washington took the oath of office-the first president under the United States Constitution to do so. The date was April 30, 1789. The last day of April culminated … Continue reading

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Snowdrop Flowers

The snowdrop flower is nature’s gift to those longing for the birth of spring.  At George Washington Birthplace National Monument, snowdrops are currently exhibiting a vivid bloom winning the admiration of visitors strolling through the Park’s historic area. Snowdrops are … Continue reading

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Spring

No matter how cold or snowy the winter is, spring always follows. To a farmer, like George Washington, who once stated “Bad seed is a robbery of the worst kind: for your pocket-book not only suffers by it, but your … Continue reading

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Chief of Interpretation Blog

As a military historian, I am drawn most to George Washington, the soldier. Historians have long argued about Washington’s talents as a commander, but there are few who don’t realize the major role that he played in holding the Revolution … Continue reading

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Morning at Popes Creek

Two hundred and eighty years ago this month, a first boy child was born to a young wife—the second spouse of a middling farmer—at a place along Popes Creek in Virginia’s Northern Neck. Today I stood on that ground and … Continue reading

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Welcome to George Washington Birthplace NM Blog!

  Welcome to the Official George Washington Birthplace National Monument blog, one of your national parks and America’s Best Ideas! The purpose of this blog is to create a forum for you; our visitors, friends, fellow NPS employees, and/or interested … Continue reading

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