The Many A’s of Alice: The Life and Legacy of Alice Ferguson

Learn more about our Foundation’s namesake as our Executive Director presents at the Mount Vernon Women with a View Symposium. As a woman coming of age at the turn of the 20th century, Alice L. L. Ferguson lived and worked during both World Wars, The Jazz Age, the Great Depression and the New Deal that brought intellectual energy to Washington, DC.  During this time, the modern woman challenged past norms finding a new voice through education, creative expression, travel, activism and independence.  Alice was an accomplished artist who trained at the Corcoran School of Art.  Her marriage to Henry G. Ferguson, a world-renowned geologist, presaged a life of adventure and travel that also involved purchasing a ‘country home’-Hard Bargain Farm–in Accokeek, MD.  This avant-garde adventurer became an architect, agrarian, activist, archeologist and author, all as a result of that aquisition.  Instrumental in shaping and ultimately preserving the landscape now known as the Mount Vernon viewshed, we owe much to the amazing life and legacy of Alice L. L. Ferguson.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWhat:The Mount Vernon Women with a View Symposium will feature stories of the extraordinary women whose vision and leadership blazed new trails in historic preservation and land conservation 

When: March 9, 2014 – 2:00 p.m.

Where: Smith Auditorium,
George Washington’s Mount Vernon
3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway,
Mount Vernon, Virginia 22121

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2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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George Washington's Mount Vernon


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