According to a recent article in the Washington Post, “Mount Vernon has been told to de-emphasize George Washington in applying to be on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. ‘The list has to be representative of all periods, all times and all cultures of humanity,’ says one international culture expert.”
But Where’s George? Trying Out for a Role on the Global Stage, Mount Vernon Downplays its Lead Character. By Brigid Schulte, Washington Post Staff Writer
Sunday, July 5, 2009.