Recently I was contemplating Augustine and Mary Washington’s family bible. Like many families at the time, the Washingtons recorded the births of their children on their bible’s end pages. As I casually perused the handwritten notes that I had read so many times, I discovered something that I had never noticed before: each of Mother … Continue reading “A time to be born… a time to plant”: Timing Labor in the Washington Family
Video – Caring for Historic Kenmore: Winding the Clock
Among Kenmore's collection is an 18th century seven-day clock that requires winding weekly. In this video, Collections Manager Heather Baldus shares the clock's history and winds the clock for another week.