The Mission of the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association is to preserve, restore, and manage the estate of George Washington to the highest standards and to educate visitors and people throughout the world about the life and legacies of George Washington, so that his example of character and leadership will continue to inform and inspire future generations.
The Mount Vernon Ladies' Association presents a tour of the Mount Vernon estate as it was in 1950. A narrated tour, with readings of Gen. George Washington's letters and many behind the scenes views in private rooms.
George Washington Carver - born into slavery he was a scientist, botanist, inventor, & educator. He has been credited for discovering over 300 uses for the peanut and hundreds of uses for soybeans, pecans, & sweet potatoes.
George Washington Carver (1864-1943), was an American scientist, botanist, educator, and inventor. He is believed to have been born into slavery in Missouri in January 1864. Carver's reputation is based on his research into and promotion of alternative crops to cotton, such as peanuts, soybeans and sweet potatoes, which also aided nutrition for farm families. Carver's work on peanuts was intended to provide an alternative crop. He was recognized for his many achievements and talents.