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Washington's Library Apr 26
April 26, 1792: GW writes Edmund Randolph regarding what he sees as abuses toward him published in the newspapers. Learn more
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Washington's Library Mar 20
March 20, 1754: Major GW assumes command of the Virginia forces that will be sent to Fort Duquesne
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Washington's Library Feb 26
The only real way to learn about surveying is to get hands on
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Washington's Library Feb 26
Teachers have explored the science of farming and are now diving into the mathematics if surveying!
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Washington's Library Feb 26
Local teachers are at today to discover connections between history and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). Thanks to for supporting this program
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Julie Almacy Feb 18
We are celebrating George Washington’s Birthday at his library! Come visit us to learn about all the great things we do. We are open to the public until 4pm.
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Washington's Library Feb 18
Departments represent! Lots of info to learn about here at the library today. 👍🤓
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Washington's Library Feb 18
The founders are ready. Stop by and visit the library for our open house today from 10am-4pm. See you there!
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Washington's Library Jan 2
The Washingtons visit the Fairfaxes in 1769 and spend the night at their home, Belvoir
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Washington's Library Dec 13
GW continues to supervise farming activities at as his sore throat worsens in 1799
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Washington's Library Nov 30
Martha Washington joins GW at his winter quarters in Newburgh in 1782 - this will be her 8th winter encampment
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Washington's Library Nov 29
"Not worth a Continental" in 1779 the Continental Congress authorizes a final issue of currency
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Washington's Library Nov 28
Nov 28, 1790: President & Mrs. Washington take up residence in Philadelphia, the new capital city
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Washington's Library Nov 27
Joisiah Quincy writes to GW in 1775 re: the use of row galleys in Boston Harbor
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Washington's Library Nov 26
Upon Bushrod Washington's death in 1829, passes to John Augustine Washington II
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Washington's Library Nov 25
in 1781, news of Cornwallis’ surrender at Yorktown reaches Prime Minister Lord North - he takes the news badly
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Washington's Library Nov 24
in 1753 Major GW arrives at "Loggs Town" - the chief village of the Delawares, where he remains for 6 days
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Washington's Library Nov 23
in 1758 Fort Duquesne is abandoned by the French & GW resigns his commission as Lt. Col. of the VA Regiment
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Washington's Library Nov 22
in 1744 Abigail Smith Adams is born in Weymouth, Massachusetts
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Washington's Library Nov 22
Read GW's 1789 Thanksgiving Proclamation
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