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The Presidency: George Washington National Library Grand Opening

National Library for the Study of George Washington

National Library for the Study of George Washington

Mount Vernon, Virginia
Sunday, October 13, 2013

On September 27th, the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington at Mount Vernon held its grand opening.  The library is open to researchers & is a resource on George Washington, Martha Washington, the American Revolution, slavery & more. The Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association raised more than $100 million for the library.  Virginia Senators Mark Warner & Tim Kaine as well as Virginia Gov. Robert McDonnell spoke at the ceremony.  Author David McCullough delivered the keynote speech & argued that Washington’s greatness came not from always succeeding but from learning from his failures.

Updated: Monday, October 14, 2013 at 9:37am (ET)

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