The George Washington Foundation broke ground for The Washington House and the First Phase of Construction at Ferry Farm on Saturday, April 25. Doris Kearns Goodwin, world-renowned presidential historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author, delivered keynote remarks. Read more about the ceremony and project in The Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star here.
The large area of dirt encompasses the Washington House’s location. Preparations for the groundbreaking take place in the background.
Washington House cellar
Visitors await the ceremony’s start.
Doris Buffett, local philanthropist and sister of investor Warren Buffett, will serve as honorary national fundraising chairwoman of “The Future of Our Past Campaign.”
The Stafford Board of Supervisors present George Washington Foundation President Bill Garner with a check for $470,000 for the project.
Doris Kearns Goodwin
Shovels at the ready.
Architectural depiction of the Washington House