Dwight Native Donates Private Tour of Mount Vernon
“We’re a family of history buffs,” quipped Jennifer Connor, of Dwight. But never did she imagine the history lesson she’d get during a recent trip to Virginia.
But the most eye-opening part of their tour was what they saw from the library’s vault that day. The vault is rarely open, but on this day historians had taken some of Washington’s belongings out and laid them on a table. Among them were two letters written by Washington, preserved in plastic, one to Martha and another to a friend, talking about the distillery and discussing going to war.