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What Did George Washington Do In This Room?

AP | Posted 03.21.2014 | Politics

MOUNT VERNON, Va. (AP) — George Washington ate here, but nearly as much as we first thought. The keepers of Washington's Mount Vernon estate on Fri...

George Washington's Dilemma

Vicki Cobb | Posted 04.19.2014 | Books
Vicki Cobb

As much as we would like to thank of our Founding Fathers as icons or demigods, they did not escape the influence of the times in which they lived. Master George's People captures that lifestyle, often from a slave's point of view, with telling photographs by Lori Epstein.

Arin Greenwood

WWII Memorial Closed? Let's Privatize It

HuffingtonPost.com | Arin Greenwood | Posted 10.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Are you fantasizing about Congress ending the shutdown so you can once again have access to the capital's blocked attractions? Well, her...

Library Dedicated To Washington Opens

AP | Posted 09.27.2013 | Politics

MOUNT VERNON, Va. -- After years of planning and a $100 million fundraising campaign, George Washington's Mount Vernon estate is formally opening a ne...

George Washington Owned This Property, And For $25 Million It Can Be Yours!

The Huffington Post | Erin Ruberry | Posted 06.20.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- It's a common adage in the D.C. area that any building more than 200 years old can claim, "George Washington slept here." In the...

Great News For Dog-Loving History Buffs

Posted 05.22.2013 | DC

George Washington was a dog lover. He had many dogs, mostly hounds, some with extremely colorful names like Drunkard and Sweet Lips, living at Mount V...

Drink Like George Washington! For $95 Per Bottle!

AP | Posted 03.26.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Rye whiskey using George Washington's own recipe will soon go on sale at the first president's Mount Vernon estate in Virginia. The pre...

Washington Presidential Library Gets Huge Gift

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 02.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Philanthropist David Rubenstein is giving $10 million to George Washington's Mount Vernon estate in northern Virginia to build a library...

Revolutionary Days

William E. White | Posted 04.23.2013 | Impact
William E. White

"We the People" create the institutions that serve us. It's easy to forget that we -- individual citizens -- are the ones responsible for our children's education.

George Washington Was A Friend Of Muslims

Craig Considine | Posted 04.20.2013 | Religion
Craig Considine

Washington's tolerance of and friendships with Muslims may be a product of his adherence to the principles of Enlightenment, which emphasized a concern for human rights and freedom of choice

New Presidential Library Opening This Year

AP | By MATTHEW BARAKAT | Posted 02.15.2013 | Books

MOUNT VERNON, Va. -- George Washington's 1796 farewell address contained a stern warning to the nation about partisan politics, or the "dangers of fac...

Newt And Callista Fans Won't Want To Miss This Local Event

Posted 12.05.2012 | DC

ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- Christmas is coming early for D.C.-area fans of Newt And Callista Gingrich. Newt may once have promoted journeys to Mars. He and...

Pardoned Turkeys Often Have 'Short Retirements'

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 11.20.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- On Wednesday, President Obama is scheduled to pardon one of two 19-week-old, Virginia-raised, 40-pound male turkeys, otherwise known as ...

The Nation's River

Ed Felker | Posted 11.14.2012 | Green
Ed Felker

The Clean Water Act was critically important and made a real difference, but has it gone far enough? Perhaps a new documentary about the Potomac River will help shine a light on how the law has worked and, more importantly, how it hasn't.

Dining In 1799 At Mount Vernon

Jean Newman Glock | Posted 12.18.2012 | Travel
Jean Newman Glock

The house is a microcosm of early American history. The portrait of Louis the XVI in the dining room reminds you of the pivotal role he played in financing the American revolution.

See George Washington's Written-On, Very Expensive Constitution

Posted 09.17.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The United States Constitution was signed 225 years ago on Sept. 17, 1787. You could celebrate by considering how the Constitution ought...

Who Doesn't Love A July 4 Parade In 100-Degree Heat?

Posted 07.03.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Who doesn't love an Independence Day parade in 100 degree weather? Assuming you're not answering "me" to that question, here are som...

Garrett Peck, Cocktail Aficionado, Has A New Book About The Potomac River

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 05.24.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The Potomac River has shaped history. It's also an awfully nice place to go for a hike. Both these aspects of the river are explored in ...

Town Voting To Rename 'Jew Pond'

AP | JIM MORRISON | Posted 05.13.2012 | Politics

MONT VERNON, N.H. — Residents of a rural New Hampshire town voted Tuesday night to rename a fishing and skating spot that's been called Jew Pond...

Kitchen Takes Spotlight At Mount Vernon

AP | Posted 02.16.2012 | DC

MOUNT VERNON, Va. -- Visitors to George Washington's Mount Vernon estate will get a new appreciation for the effort it took to put on an 18th century ...

Astoria Characters: The Born Baker

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 06.12.2011 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Rosario Notaro, a compact man with big milk chocolate eyes and the energy of a youngster, doesn't like cookies and cakes; perhaps it's because he's been baking them nearly all of his 74 years.

The Housing Mess Hits One New York Town Hard

Daily Finance | David Schepp | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Many mature housing markets, such as those in the northeastern U.S., have been spared the dramatic drops in prices seen in Florida, Nevada, Arizona an...

PHOTOS: 10 Kid-Friendly Activities In and Around DC

Katherine Gustafson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Katherine Gustafson

In DC, where so many over-serious people run around fluffing their tail feathers and admiring the plumage of their campaign donors, kids can sometimes...

SUV Driver Survives 30-Foot Drop Onto Train Tracks

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. — A 20-year-old woman survived a 30-foot plunge onto suburban railroad tracks in her SUV after swerving to avoid a child on a...

Sonya Beard Gives Up Fight With Cancer, Focuses On Giving Back To Her Community

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Over the last fifteen years, Sonya Beard has been waging an exhausting battle with breast cancer and oral cancer -- and it isn't over yet. Beard's doc...