ADE Director's Communication Memo Form

Memo Number : COM-08-095

Date Created : 02/27/2008


Co-op Directors
Secondary Principals
Elementary Principals
other: Curriculum Directors and Media Specialists

Type of Memo: Informational
Response Required: Optional
Section:   Central Administration - Dr. Diana Julian, Deputy Commissioner
Portrait of George Washington and Celebration Kit

Regulatory Authority:

Contact Person:
Sheree K. Baird

Phone Number:


As Commander in Chief of the Continental Army, George Washington led the nation to independence. As President of the Constitutional Convention, Washington presided over the creation of a new instrument of government. And, as the first President of the United States, Washington led the country through the early, turbulent years of nationhood. George Washington’s leadership, character, and civic responsibility remain examples to follow today.

Now, schools can celebrate Washington’s character, leadership, and accomplishments by hanging a beautifully-framed replica of Rembrandt Peale’s PORTHOLE PORTRAIT OF GEORGE WASHINGTON. The limited-edition portrait is specially sized (30” x 36”) to be given a place of honor in a school’s central office, library, or auditorium. Accompanying the portrait will be a George Washington Celebration Kit with suggested activities to commemorate the dedication of the portrait, as well as suggested lesson plans for classroom use.
To receive this FREE limited-edition portrait, please send a letter on school letterhead from the principal to the address listed below, specifically noting 1) the space where the portrait will be hung and 2) the school’s street address for UPS delivery.

Please send letters to the following address:
Ann Bay, Associate Director for Education
George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens
PO Box 110
Mount Vernon, VA 22121


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