By: Melissa Petersen
|HAD Committee members at Lee-Fendall House during the New Docent Tour: Ginny Robbins, Sheena Pulealii, Kara Hughes, Tania Michelle Taylor, Melissa Petersen, Laura Lieberman.|
Although I’ve always enjoyed history, my years on the committee and volunteering at Mount Vernon have deepened that: seeing a child’s eyes light up upon sharing an interesting story or fact learned about the Washington family or U.S. history reminds me why museums and historic homes are so important.
Come visit us – you’ll see us leading tours, assisting with visitors and helping with special events (sometimes in costume) like Candlelight Tours (Sign up for Saturday, December 10!), Girl Scout Overnights, Mad Science, Pumpkin and Easter Egg Hunts, Scottish Heritage Outlander Day, and Fall Harvest Family Days. I may be biased, but I think you’ll have fun – and learn new things at the same time.
|Maegan Keane, Melissa Petersen and Melissa Buchanan in front of the 16-sided barn on Mount Vernon's Pioneer Farm for Fall Family Days.|