As teacher for over 20 years, I brought my 8th students from California to Williamsburg and Mt Vernon to learn more about the individuals who believed in a better, freer, and more just system of government. The opportunity to study in these important settings fanned the flames of interest about these important men, women, and places more than just studying in a textbook. My granddaughters, Ambrosia and Rhiannon are Canadian, their knowledge about American history, and it’s Founding Fathers, is limited. Bringing them to learn at these two touchstones of the American story with me this December was a dream finally come true.
While the rain provided obstacles it did not dampen our spirits or my desire to share the story of this hero of mine, and so many others.
Thanks for allowing me to share with you my latest visit to Mount Vernon. Linda Bratcher, 2019