Guide to Visiting the Reopened Washington Monument
The Washington Monument reopens on Sept. 19 after a renovation that modernized the elevator and increased long-term reliability and safety.
“It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one,” said George Washington. George Washington was the first president of the United States from 1789 to 1797. Washington had no formal education and his non-governmental occupation was a farmer and soldier. Before he held the office of president he was a member of the Virginia House of Burgesses and the Continental Congress. His major accomplishment…
Why the Washington Monument Has 'Shrunk' By 10 Inches
Symbol of the nation's capital loses a little of its stature
10 fascinating facts about the Washington Monument
It was two years ago today that the iconic Washington Monument reopened to the public after it was damaged by a 2011 earthquake. The Monument has been a magnet for historic occurrences, and here are some highlights.
What Made George Washington Great?
There would have never been a United States of America without George Washington. John Rhodehamel, author of George Washington: The Wonder of the Age, details how Washington successfully guided the budding nation through war and nurtured her in peace. This video was made in partnership with the American Battlefield Trust. Learn more about George Washington and America's Battlefields at Battlefields.org.
What to eat at Thursday's Washington Monument lighting
The 45th annual lighting of Mount Vernon's Washington Monument won't be without plenty of food and drink options to keep onlookers full and warm.
What did George Washington Drink?
In the spirit of authenticity, a home-brewer attempts to recreate a founding father's beer recipe.
7 Facts on George Washington Carver
In celebration of National Peanut Month, we looked no further than scientist George Washington Carver who, despite being known as "the Peanut Man," was far more than that.
How To Make George Washington's Eggnog
Everyone knows that George Washington was one of the founding fathers, served as the commander-in-chief of the Continental Army and was the first President of the United States.// But what most people don't realize is that George Washington was a brewer, distiller, cockt...
George Washington’s 5 Lessons of Entrepreneurship
The Founding Father's entrepreneurial instincts can still guide innovators today.
Why is George Washington the Greatest President?
Sometimes I recoil a little when somebody declares that there can be an American president greater than George Washington. Henry “Light-Horse Harry” Lee declared Washington, “Firs…
1906 View of Baltimore from Top of Washington Monument
Check out this beautiful view from the Washington Monument. Source: Library of Congress
What Would George Washington Do?
Logan Beirne, Olin Scholar at Yale Law School, is the highly talented author of Blood of Tyrants: George Washington & the Forging of the Presidency This myth-defying book, published by Encounter Books in April 2013, answers the timely question: “What would George Washington do if he were here today?”—based on what he and fellow founders actually did 225 years ago! Blood of Tyrants provides groundbreaking details…
What is George Washington’s connection to National FFA Week?
National FFA Week is an annual tradition for members of the blue and gold across the country. It’s a time to celebrate FFA, to tell the story of FFA members and advocate for agriculture. And …
How George Washington Showed Leadership by Declining Authority
The true strength of the power leaders hold is often found when they stay their hands and don't wield it.
Silverberg: George Washington gave us rules to live by
Today is one of those special TGI Fridays. For students in area schools and many in the workforce, it is the start of a three-day weekend.As another
George Washington’s Teeth Were Made of What?
Learn what George Washington's teeth were made of and why there's a misconception that it was wood.
How one of George Washington's slaves escaped in Philly
For many of the United States' Founding Fathers, the largest stain on their records is slavery. That includes George Washington. Washington did provide for his slaves to be freed in his will, and Martha Washington freed his slaves (not hers) upon his death in 1799, but the fact remains that the country's first president was a slaveholder for most of his life.
George Washington Chicken McNugget sells on eBay for $8,100
DAKOTA CITY, Neb. — A three-year-old McDonald’s Chicken McNugget said to resemble George Washington has sold on eBay for $8,100. The tiny, fried piece of fast-food chicken that may or m…