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George Washington Presidential Library

Published: 10/3/2013
214 years after his death, George Washington's presidential library has finally been established. The library, housed at his Mount Vernon home, includes books from the first president's personal collection, as well as his handwritten notes and other artifacts.
Gilbert Stuart's Portrait of George Washington

A presidential library for George Washington

214 years after his death, George Washington's presidential library has finally been established. The library, housed at his Mount Vernon home, includes books from the first president's personal collection, as well as his handwritten notes and other artifacts. (Gilbert Stuart's Portrait of George Washington)

AP Photo/David Goldman

George Washington's copy of the Constitution with handwritten notes

Included in the collection are Washington's personal papers - like this copy of the U.S. Constitution. His notes can be seen in the margins, as on this page, where he has faintly written "Required." (AP Photo/David Goldman)


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