George Washington’s Study Renovated

George Washington's Study Renovated

George Washington’s private study at Mount Vernon has re-opened to the public after four years of exhaustive research, conservation, and cleaning. The restoration re-creates the appearance of the room in 1799.

Complete explanation of the curatorial decisions pictured above should be available here on the Mount Vernon web site, but that page is completely blank. Perhaps this is due to overzealous conservation and cleaning.

Image by Mike Licht. Download a copy here. Creative Commons license; credit Mike Licht,

2 Responses to “George Washington’s Study Renovated”

  1. HL Says:

    The restoration is not without controversy.

    Some experts hold that GW used an Apple Lisa and not a Macintosh…

  2. Mike Licht Says:

    HL: Jefferson, on the other hand, an early Osborne enthusiast, grew to prefer the Amiga for music projects. The foundation supporting Monticello doesn’t want to risk offending Bill Gates, so these devices are not on view in recreations of TJ’s study.

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