When: Thu., March 19, 6-7 p.m. 2020
Join its annual lecture series. March features Adam Erby, curator at Mount Vernon. In September 2013, Mount Vernon discovered a previously unknown ledger at auction, kept by George Washington’s friend, George William Fairfax. Adam Erby’s lecture will trace the fascinating tale of these furnishings from the London rooms of William Gomm and Son to the grand, but now lost, Virginia plantation of George William Fairfax, and finally to the principal rooms at Mount Vernon. The lecture will focus on the most important find from the ledger, the rediscovery of the furnishings of Mount Vernon’s front parlor.