Presidents’ Day is always a celebratory one at George Washington’s Ferry Farm! Once again this year, George’s boyhood home marked his 287th birthday this past Monday, February 18. A special thank you to the sponsor of the George Washington's Birthday at Ferry Farm event: Peoples Community Bank.
Happy Birthday, George!! Two-hundred and eighty five years ago today on February 22, 1732, George Washington was born. Americans have commemorating his birth and his life for centuries, since he rose to prominence as the commanding general of the Continental Army and the nation's very first president. For centuries, his likeness has been added to … Continue reading Photos: Washington Memorabilia
Every February, Presidents' Day weekend is a celebratory one at George Washington's Ferry Farm! As always this year, George's boyhood home marked his birthday on Saturday, February 18 and then held Archaeology Day on Monday, February 20. Here are some photos from both days.
Parents, perhaps hoping to spur their offspring to similar greatness, have named their children George Washington ever since the most famous George Washington rose to prominence as commander of the Continental Army and the nation’s first president. Few other George Washingtons ultimately achieved the original’s stature, although a few perhaps came close. As we mark … Continue reading Five Notable Americans Named George Washington
This month marks the 284th anniversary of George Washington's birth. Americans have celebrated our first president's birthday since long before it became an official national holiday in the late 1800s. In fact, early Americans even marked George's birth during his lifetime, most notably with "Birthnight Balls" that replicated the grand dances held in Britain to celebrate the monarch's birthday. In 1879, an Act … Continue reading Washington Birthday Wishes
Celebrate George Washington’s 284th birthday at his boyhood home with fun activities for the whole family, including games, crafts, exhibits, the Stone Throw Challenge (weather permitting), history theater, and birthday cake! “General Washington” will attend the Birthday Celebration to talk about his youth on the farm! The video below is a preview of the celebration. … Continue reading Video: George Washington’s Birthday at Ferry Farm