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Books that belonged to George Washington are shown on display highlighting the opening of the National Library for the Study of George Washington in DC. The library will open on September 27, 2013 and will serve as a worldwide repository for the books, letters, and papers of the first President of the United States. (credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Mount Vernon Opens Library Dedicated to George Washington

After years of planning and a $100 million fundraising campaign, George Washington’s Mount Vernon estate is formally opening a new library dedicated to the study of America’s first president and the Founding Fathers.