Happy #NationalHandshakeDay back at our friends at George Washington's Mount Vernon! Learn more about the deep connections between these two historic sites: https://www.nps.gov/arho/learn/historyculture/the-washington-treasury.htm
Happy #NationalHandshakeDay! We're celebrating by shaking hands with another George Washington-related house museum in the area, Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee Memorial. Arlington House was built by George Washington's step-grandson, George Washington Parke Custis, as the nation's first memorial to George Washington.
Later, Custis' daughter, Mary Anna Randolph Custis, married a young Robert E. Lee in the house in 1831. During the Civil War, the Union Army seized the house and turned the property into a military cemetery, which eventually became Arlington National Cemetery. Have you ever visited Arlington House or the National Cemetery? #HandshakeHHMC