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Martha Washington & Mount Vernon

Martha Washington & Mount Vernon

Martha Washington & Mount Vernon

Mt. Vernon, VA
Saturday, September 18, 2010

In a rare behind-the-scenes look, we go inside Mount Vernon’s Conservation Lab to hear from conservators who study and preserve the belongings of George and Martha Washington. Featured in this program are Martha’s ivory fan, a needlepoint shell cushion from a set she worked on for over 36 years, and red silk fragments from one of her own dresses. Conservators at George Washington’s estate discuss how they authenticate and preserve historic artifacts.

Updated: Friday, November 26, 2010 at 11:38pm (ET)

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