City leaders will unveil an ambitious long-term plan for the Inner Harbor Wednesday designed to restore pizazz to a vital area that’s beginning to show its age. The “Inner Harbor 2.0″ plan calls for constructing a pedestrian bridge to connect Harbor East with Federal Hill, turning Rash Field into a grassy park and squaring Light Street to link McKeldin Plaza to the harbor amphitheater. Other elements include a kayak launch, bike share program and urban beach, featuring a floating swimming pool.
If you make your way into the inner sanctum of the imposing new research library that opened here at George Washington’s Mount Vernon on Friday, past its handsome reading room and through its rare-book suite, into a small oval chamber sparsely stocked with Washington’s own books, you might be tempted to accept conventional wisdom: Washington was first in war, first in peace, and first in the hearts of his countrymen — but, as a reader among the Founding Fathers, he was one of the last.
Publisher: Washington Post Author: Michael Ruane Washington’s revealing copy of the first Acts of Congress is one of the jewels in the elegant, new George Washington library that opens Friday at his historic homestead, Mount Vernon. The Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington at Mount Vernon is a $106 million […]
In April 1787, George Washington told a friend he needed to build a place for the “accommodation …of my military, civil and private papers, which are voluminous and may be interesting.” More than 226 years later, the Founding Father finally gets his wish, with the opening today of the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington at his Mount Vernon, Va., estate.
George Washington’s Mount Vernon estate on Friday formally opened a new $47 million library dedicated to the study of America’s first president, with plans to host a series of scholars who will examine the lives of Washington and the Founding Fathers. And if those scholars occasionally knock Washington off his lofty perch as the flawless Father of Our Country, that’s OK by Mount Vernon.
Since Franklin Roosevelt, every modern U.S. president has opened his own presidential library. On Friday, President George Washington, the nation’s first, finally will get his turn, as a state-of-the-art presidential library is christened in his honor. Washington’s beloved Mount Vernon steps into a bold new era with the formal opening of The Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington. Some 800 dignitaries, officials, and VIPs were on hand to witness the unveiling of a library purpose-built to preserve the original books and papers from Gen. Washington’s personal collection.
George Washington’s library, which houses over a 100 of the president’s personal books, will allow scholars to study the founding fathers life. Library Director Dr. Douglas Bradburn and Mt. Vernon President Curt Viebranz join Chuck Todd to give a greater glimpse into Washington’s personal and presidential life.
Hundreds of people attend a dedication ceremony at the George Washington Presidential Library in Mount Vernon, Va.
The rare and eclectic book collection of George Washington is now on display at his just-opened library in Mount Vernon. Chip Reid takes a tour of the newest presidential library, for our first president.
High above the Potomac River, 16 miles south of the nation’s capital, lies Mount Vernon, George Washington’s estate. His beautiful mansion, which he fashioned to reflect his Virginia gentleman status, stands restored to its look in 1799, the year he died. So, too, are his gardens, the slave quarters, the grist mill, the distillery, even a small portion of his much-loved farm. A museum and education center, furnished with objects from his times (including his dentures, which are not wooden) and multimedia presentations of his life, opened in 2006.