Upon arriving at Mount Vernon I checked into the DeVos House, a residence built next to the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington. It is an amazing residence to host scholars who are working on projects at the library. I feel honored to be able to call it home for the next several weeks. I will check to see if I can share pictures in a later blog post. It is very nice and as I type this I am sitting in a beautiful screened in porch off the residence with a gorgeous view of some woods.
|Tonight's work area|
|Mount Vernon - the mansion|
|Mount Vernon - View of of the Potomac from the mansion|
|Mount Vernon - Lower Garden|
Tomorrow is a big day. I have meetings with a variety of individuals from the library and I will learn more about utilizing the most extensive collection of research on the life of George Washington. I will try to post articles and share photos/videos of as much as possible. Thanks for visiting the blog.
Tonight after dinner I walked through the gardens on the estate and took a couple of videos.
Mount Vernon's lower garden
Step over apple trees at lower garden
Mount Vernon's upper garden