George Washington's Mount VernonHistory Museum in Mount Vernon, Virginia
We asked what museum objects you'd like to see featured for #MuseumMonday, and Bethany suggested we highlight the Houdon bust of Washington, perhaps the most treasured object in our museum collections!
Learn more about the fascinating story behind the bust hailed as the most authentic likeness of the General, made from a life mask by Jean-Antoine Houdon: http://bit.ly/2IaLeS1
#OnThisDay in 1772, Artist Charles Willson Peale begins the first portrait of George Washington.
A visit to Washington