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Garden Club RFD Presents a Lecture on George Washington’s Mount Vernon Home

Join the Garden Club R.F.D. at Middletown Art Center (MAC) on November 21, 2017 at 11 a.m. to welcome Dean Norton, the Director of Horticulture, at George Washington’s Mount Vernon home.  For more than 150 years people have studied, researched, and dug in the earth for clues that have helped to make the Virginia home of George Washington one of the most accurately restored 18th century estates in America, and Dean Norton has tales to tell. Call Colleen Muldowney at 732-747-8969 for further information.  Tickets for this fundraising program are $20.00 a person.

This wonderful man started his work at Mount Vernon on June 23, 1969, and never left.  His job has been to be at the helm of a staff whose mission is to preserve, protect and represent the landscape and gardens at Mount Vernon as accurately as possible with reference to the life and times of George and Martha Washington.  The same types of plants that Washington and his gardeners grew in 1799, (the year of his death) are still grown and the world of 18th century gardening has been maintained.

So be at the MAC at 36 Church Street in Middletown at approximately 10:30 a.m. to socialize, have some light refreshments, and to hear the speaker.  Parking is available in the lot directly across the street from the Center.

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