I would love to have been able to visit Mount Vernon today but alas that was not feasible. I imagine they are having events today, and again this coming Friday on President Washington’s actual birthday. Inspired by yesterday’s post about Al Smith and his annual viewing of the retired firemen of Brooklyn, I’m leaving in a bit to visit the New York City Fire Museum in SOHO. Fire houses played a role in Washington and 4th of July observances from the time of the Early Republic until just a few recent decades ago. I’m up and out early because when I return I have to prepare for the week ahead, not least the laundry.
Enjoy your Presidents Day, everyone.
(image/Early twentieth century Edward Penfield poster via Library of Congress)
Jo-Ann McDonagh said:
Mt. Vernon is a very interesting place. You can almost feel George Washington’s presence. My father took us there as a young child and Peter and I visited there a few years back.
Keith Muchowski said:
I’m glad you and Peter visited Mount Vernon. It is indeed a special place. I remember the film footage of the trip you all took there back in the day and was thinking of it when we visited a few weeks back. One little detail that sticks out is that it was unseasonably warm when you all visited.