George C. Marshall International Center

George C. Marshall International Center Our mission: The George C. Marshall International Center brings to life the timeless values of selfless service and unwavering integrity to develop visionary leaders worldwide.
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The George C. Marshall International Center was founded to preserve Dodona Manor, the beloved home of George and Katherine Marshall, and to further the legacy of General Marshall who is considered by many to be one of the greatest modern-day American heroes. Today, GCMIC’s mission is to preserve and advance Marshall’s legacy of peace and international cooperation as best exemplified by the Marshall Plan for which General Marshall won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1953. These objectives are advanced through education programs, leadership programs, community events, and the interpretation of the Marshalls’ home and gardens. Education is the cornerstone of our programming. GCMIC's Immersion Workshop for teachers and youth education programs are designed to strengthen and forward the legacy of General Marshall’s leadership qualities by interpreting its importance in our time. As a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization, the George C. Marshall International Center relies on a combination of memberships, corporate sponsorships, private donations and grants to fund its mission. Proceeds from contributions, programs and events support our education programs, and help us preserve Dodona Manor.

Here's another #favoritemuseumobject from Collections Intern Emily!"This plaque celebrates the relationship between the ...
08/12/2020

Here's another #favoritemuseumobject from Collections Intern Emily!

"This plaque celebrates the relationship between the Dutch and the Americans on the 50th Anniversary of the Marshall Plan. I really enjoy this object because while it may just look like a piece of polished wood and ceramic, it signifies much more. The plaque shows that even 50 years on, the Marshall Plan was still making a difference to the Dutch and had left a permanent mark on the relationship to the two countries.

The Dutch greatly admired George C. Marshall, and this was the least they could do to show their great appreciation for his help.”

#gcmic #georgecmarshall #dodonamanor #marshallplan #50thanniversary #erp #economicrecoveryprogram #museum #historichousemuseum

08/11/2020
The Kitchen

If there's one room that brings visitors back to their childhood or reminds them of the 1950s, it's the kitchen! The Marshalls used some very modern appliances, including a 1952 electric range, refrigerator, and even a dishwasher.

Can you spot some items you might have in your kitchen? Visit us to get a closer look!

#gcmic #georgecmarshall #dodonamanor #leesburgva #loudouncounty #visitloudoun #virginia #virtualtour #onlineeducation #vintagekitchen #1950s

08/09/2020
Marshall Plan Congressional Hearing

When testifying before Congress in 1948, Secretary of State George Marshall had to convince a conservative legislature to invest over $13 billion for a plan to rebuild war-ravaged Europe.

Why did the US need to support such a massive undertaking of foreign diplomacy? The answer is simple...

🎥: US National Archives
#gcmic #georgecmarshall #dodonamanor #marshallplan #secretaryofstate #economicrecoveryprogram #foreigndiplomacy #uscongress

As we commemmorate #NationalPurpleHeartDay, we remember Allen Tupper Brown, Katherine Marshall's son and the General's s...
08/07/2020

As we commemmorate #NationalPurpleHeartDay, we remember Allen Tupper Brown, Katherine Marshall's son and the General's stepson, who was killed in combat while stationed in Anzio, Italy. He was awarded the Purple Heart posthumously in 1944. Take a moment to remember all military personel who have been awarded this distict honor.

#gcmic #georgecmarshall #dodonamanor #purpleheartday #usarmy #wwii #ww2 #kia #soldier #veteran

08/06/2020
Marshall's Bedroom

After 49 years of continuous public service, General Marshall certainly needed a cozy place to sleep. His bedroom in Dodona Manor reflects the furnishings of Army barracks with a simple twin bed, a nighstand, and a dresser.

Follow our Docent Director, Tom Bowers, as he gives a glimpse into one of the most private rooms of the house. Can you spot one of Marshall's heros hanging on the wall?

#gcmic #dodonamanor #georgecmarshall #historicpreservation #bedroom #oldhouse #historichousemuseum #leesburgva #loudouncounty #visitloudoun #history #usarmy #docent

We have another virtual program coming up! Join us on Facebook live again and dive into the world of World War I-era Lou...
08/05/2020

We have another virtual program coming up! Join us on Facebook live again and dive into the world of World War I-era Loudoun County and France. The GCMIC is proud to partner with Morven Park to tell the stories of General George C. Marshall and Governor Westmoreland Davis and the effects of the war on civilians at home and soldiers abroad.

Join us on Facebook live on August 13 at 12:00 pm! Bring your questions for our Q&A section too!

#gcmic #georgecmarshall #dodonamanor #virtualprogram #facebook #facebooklive #westmorelanddavis #morvenpark #wwi #ww1 #homefront #france #leesburgva #loudouncounty

Morven Park
08/05/2020

Morven Park

Next Thursday, we're teaming up with our friends at the Marshall House in Leesburg to present "Leaders of Loudoun in the Great War," a special Facebook Live event highlighting Mr. George C. Marshall and Gov. Westmoreland Davis and Marguerite Davis' roles at home and abroad during WWI.

Here's a teaser image of Gov. Davis greeting soldiers at a train station near Richmond in 1918. Follow us at NOON on August 13th!

#WWI #MarshallHouse #MorvenPark #leadership

Are you heading back into the work week like General Marshall?Although Marshall probably wouldn't have had time to garde...
08/03/2020

Are you heading back into the work week like General Marshall?

Although Marshall probably wouldn't have had time to garden on any Monday as a solider or statesman, retirement allowed the general to kick back, relax, and sweat a little in his 3.8 acres of grounds and gardens at Dodona Manor.

📷: General Marshall pushing a wheelbarrow at Dodona Manor, 1944.

#gcmic #dodonamanor #georgecmarshall #gardening #historicgardens #garden #monday #wheelbarrow #mondaymotivation #leesburgva #loudouncounty

As we continue to celebrate the 70th anniversary of George Marshall's time as president of the American Red Cross, it is...
08/02/2020

As we continue to celebrate the 70th anniversary of George Marshall's time as president of the American Red Cross, it is vital to remember the impact a national blood donor program has on our communities.

During Marshall's time as president, his leadership ensured a partnership between the Red Cross, non-profit blood banks, and the American Medical Association (AMA) known as the "Boston Agreement." This helped create a national system of blood donating, storage, processing, and preparation for shipment, which is still in use today.

Now more than ever this century, your communities need your help! In the spirit of Marshall, donate blood, volunteer, and lead with a sound mind.

#gcmic #georgecmarshall #dodonamanor #americanredcross #arc #redcross #donateblood #volunteer #redcrosshistory #historichousemuseum #leesburgva #loudouncounty

For #funFriday, we're sharing the favorite object of Collections Intern Yuri Kim, who helps us explore this beautiful, y...
07/31/2020

For #funFriday, we're sharing the favorite object of Collections Intern Yuri Kim, who helps us explore this beautiful, yet under-appreciated work of art in Dodona Manor.

"From the many objects I’ve seen throughout the house, my favorite one is this Chinese painting in Katherine Marshall’s bedroom. It is a painting of two peonies. I like this painting because the flowers are beautifully painted with diverse hues of pink, purple, and greens and varied brush strokes.

This particular work was painted by a female artist named Ling-Fu Yang (1889-1978) who was a prominent painter in the Ching Dynasty. She studied at the Peking Museum and lived in Berlin in the 1930s, earning a living as Adolf Hitler's art teacher! But by 1938, she moved to California safe from oncoming WWII."

#gcmic #georgecmarshall #dodonamanor #historichousemuseum #art #chineseart #leesburgva #museumcollections #chinesehistory

#Onthisday in 1940, 80 years ago today, General George Marshall appears on the cover of Time Magazine for the first time...
07/29/2020

#Onthisday in 1940, 80 years ago today, General George Marshall appears on the cover of Time Magazine for the first time. The 60-year-old Marshall, now Army Chief of Staff, soon made a name for himself as a straight-talking, no-nonsense soldier with admirable leadership qualities. This paved the way for his face to appear on Time's cover five more times.

The cover photo misidentifies Marshall as a brigadier (one star) general as it was taken two years earlier when he was Deputy Chief of Staff. In 1940, Marshall had jumped from one to four-star general.

#gcmic #georgecmarshall #dodonamanor #inspiringleadership #usarmy #armychiefofstaff #wwii #ww2 #general #timemagazine

Don't forget to tune in next week to our Facebook Live program! Follow along as the GCMIC and James Monroe Museum and Me...
07/28/2020

Don't forget to tune in next week to our Facebook Live program! Follow along as the GCMIC and James Monroe Museum and Memorial Library compare the leadership lessons of George C. Marshall and James Monroe.

This program is free and will be held on our page in August 4 at 5:30 pm. Bring your questions for the Q&A session too!

#gcmic #georgecmarshall #jamesmonroe #jamesmonroemuseum #leadership #virtualprogram #historichousemuseum

We were happy to host this great new podcast in the historic halls of Marshall's home! Be sure to keep a look out for fu...
07/28/2020
1. "You can plan to your hearts content, but...

We were happy to host this great new podcast in the historic halls of Marshall's home! Be sure to keep a look out for future episodes so you too can learn the "Rules of the Game."

Listen now (34 min) | This week, for our inaugural podcast, we kick off our podcast in the breakfast room at Dodona Manor, the historical home of George C Marshall in Downtown Leesburg, Virginia. Our special guest is Bahar Picariello, the “Homeschool Ambassador” who as a single working mom has t...

Heading back to work today? Imagine having these men as your coworkers! #Onthisday in 1948, President Harry Truman's cab...
07/27/2020

Heading back to work today? Imagine having these men as your coworkers! #Onthisday in 1948, President Harry Truman's cabinet posed for this photo on their way to the Capitol to address a special session of Congress.

Left to right: Secretary of Agriculture Charles Brannan, Attorney General Tom C. Clark, Secretary of Commerce Charles Sawyer, Secretary of State George C. Marshall, President Harry S. Truman, Secretary of the Treasury John Snyder, Secretary of Defense James Forrestal, Postmaster General Jesse Donaldson, and Secretary of the Interior Julius Krug.

📷: US National Archives
#gcmic #georgecmarshall #harrystruman #uspresident #uscongress #uscapitol #presidentialcabinet #statedepartment #defensedepartment #onthisdayinhistory #otd

As their private retreat, the Marshalls used Dodona Manor to social distance from the trials and tribulations of the wor...
07/26/2020

As their private retreat, the Marshalls used Dodona Manor to social distance from the trials and tribulations of the world. What better way to escape stress than by tending to your gardens? General and Mrs. Marshall are seen here admiring their zinnias in 1951.

Zinnias are now in bloom and are growing beautifully at Dodona today!

#gcmic #dodonamanor #georgecmarshall #socialdistancing #historicgarden #gardening #zinnias #flowers #oldphotos #oldhouse #historichousemuseum #leesburgva

This week commemorates the 75th anniversary of the Potsdam Conference, held from July 17-August 2, 1945 in Germany. Gene...
07/24/2020

This week commemorates the 75th anniversary of the Potsdam Conference, held from July 17-August 2, 1945 in Germany. General Marshall was just one of the numerous Allied commanders in attendance.

On July 21, this photograph was taken during a British Victory parade in Berlin during the Conference. L to R: Gen. Henry H. Arnold, Marshal of the RAF Sir Charles Portal, Field Marshal Sir Harold Alexander, Gen. George C. Marshall, Adm. Ernest J. King (behind Gen. Marshall).

#gcmic #georgecmarshall #dodonamanor #potsdamconference #75thanniversary #ww2 #wwii #germany

General Marshall's garden is growing just as it did in the 1950s! Sunflowers, tomatoes, rhubarb, and more are all poppin...
07/23/2020

General Marshall's garden is growing just as it did in the 1950s! Sunflowers, tomatoes, rhubarb, and more are all popping up and ripe for the picking.

#gcmic #dodonamanor #georgecmarshall #historicgarden #gardening #leesburgva #visitloudoun #sunflower #tomato #rhubarb

Our phlox paniculata Davids are in full bloom, making for some beautiful shots of Dodona Manor on this warm summer day.#...
07/20/2020

Our phlox paniculata Davids are in full bloom, making for some beautiful shots of Dodona Manor on this warm summer day.

#gcmic #dodonamanor #georgecmarshall #phloxflowers #phloxpaniculata #garden #historicgarden #leesburgva #visitloudoun

How are you spending your Sunday afternoon? General Marshall loved having his grandchildren around and often invited the...
07/19/2020

How are you spending your Sunday afternoon? General Marshall loved having his grandchildren around and often invited them to stay and play at Dodona Manor on the weekends. Jimmy Winn, Marshall's second oldest step-grandchild, is pictured in the backyard at Dodona in the 1950s with his grandfather's dog, Fleet!

Dodona Manor's park-like setting remains a fun and open place for kids and adults to enjoy the sunshine!

#gcmic #georgecmarshall #dodonamanor #sundayafternoon #sundayfunday #leesburgva #throwback #history #grandchildren #historichousemuseum #dog

Have you noticed that tree in front of Dodona Manor? It was planted in June 1997 to mark the 50th anniversary of George ...
07/12/2020

Have you noticed that tree in front of Dodona Manor? It was planted in June 1997 to mark the 50th anniversary of George Marshall's speech at Harvard announcing the creation of the #EuropeanRecoveryProgram. The ERP, later known as the Marshall Plan, would be Marshall's greatest achievement towards lasting peace, and just as peace continues today, so does the silent growth of this tree.

This white oak tree is a constant reminder of Marshall's legacy both in the United States and abroad.

#gcmic #dodonamanor #georgecmarshall #marshallplan #whiteoaktree #oak #tree #ushistory #leesburgva #didyouknow

We are excited to share our 3 Part Mini-Series on General Marshall's Youth. GCMIC Historian Rachel Yarnell Thompson's ex...
07/11/2020

We are excited to share our 3 Part Mini-Series on General Marshall's Youth. GCMIC Historian Rachel Yarnell Thompson's extensive knowledge of Marshall’s early life helps us to understand how General Marshall became such an extraordinary leader. Use this link https://www.georgecmarshall.org/youth to watch episodes 1 and 2.

#gcmic #georgecmarshall #history #miniseries

Come visit us this weekend! Tours of General George C. Marshall's #DodonaManor are available by appointment from 10 am -...
07/09/2020

Come visit us this weekend! Tours of General George C. Marshall's #DodonaManor are available by appointment from 10 am - 2:30 pm Friday through Sunday. For tickets and more information visit https://www.georgecmarshall.org/dodona

#gcmic #georgecmarshall #leesburg #tours #historichousemuseum

Collections Intern Colette is sharing her favorite object in Dodona Manor's collection today!My favorite object is this ...
07/08/2020

Collections Intern Colette is sharing her favorite object in Dodona Manor's collection today!

My favorite object is this photograph of George playing catch with his stepdaughter Molly Winn and step-granddaughter Ellene Winn. I like this photo because it shows a softer, family-oriented version of George that is rarely seen by the public.

We often think of Marshall as a serious leader who helped change the course of history, but this captured moment reminds us that he valued spending time with his family. This rather ordinary photo, taken on the grounds of Dodona, also adds emotional integrity to the house because we can still look out the window at that same area in the yard and imagine him standing there with his family.

#gcmic #dodonamanor #georgecmarshall #historicgardens #leesburgva #virginia #vintagephotos #football #1950s #fun

07/06/2020
GCMIC July 4 2020

Did you miss our July 4th Celebration live streaming? The Four Freedoms, enunciated by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in his speech to Congress in 1941, served as our theme. The visual depictions of the Four Freedoms, later painted by Norman Rockwell, were displayed.

Watch this stirring reminder of what we stand for.

https://youtu.be/kSzUU9-ZdRA

View the full July 4th Ceremony held at Dodona Manor in 2020.

Have you heard? Preservation work is underway at Dodona Manor! Historic wallpaper conservators are busy readhering the M...
07/06/2020

Have you heard? Preservation work is underway at Dodona Manor! Historic wallpaper conservators are busy readhering the Marshalls' original paper to preserve it for the future. This important work is only possible with your continued support through donations and memberships!

Follow the work on our Facebook or Instagram stories.

#gcmic #historicpreservation #dodonamanor #georgecmarshall #historicwallpaper #conservation #conservator #membership #historichousemuseum

Happy #IndependenceDay! May the wise words of General George C. Marshall resonate with you on this important day.#gcmic ...
07/04/2020

Happy #IndependenceDay! May the wise words of General George C. Marshall resonate with you on this important day.

#gcmic #georgecmarshall #dodonamanor #july4th #fourthofjuly #weekend #summer #americanflag #americanhistory #declarationofindependence

07/03/2020
The Breakfast Room

Explore the breakfast room with our Docent Director, Tom Bowers. The fun wallpaper and red linoleum floor almost make you want to sit down for some toast and a newspaper!

You can see the breakfast room, its original furnishings, and hear the stories by visiting! Buy your tickets online for a private tour of General Marshall's home.

#gcmic #dodonamanor #georgecmarshall #historichome #breakfast #historicpreservation #leesburgva #virginia #visit #donate #museum #tour

DON'T FORGET to tune-in to Facebook OR join us at Dodona Manor THIS SATURDAY, JULY 4TH for a live presentation of Presid...
07/02/2020

DON'T FORGET to tune-in to Facebook OR join us at Dodona Manor THIS SATURDAY, JULY 4TH for a live presentation of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s January 1941 Four Freedoms speech. After the presentation, the grounds of Dodona Manor will be open until 1 PM for the public to view posters of Norman Rockwell's "Four Freedoms".

Social distancing will be in place and encouraged.

#july4th #independenceday #history #dodonamanor #GCMIC

We are excited to share some of the favorite objects of our collections interns! Here is Amanda's favorite object..This ...
07/01/2020

We are excited to share some of the favorite objects of our collections interns! Here is Amanda's favorite object.
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This painting of what was formerly known as Mount Eisenhower, which sits in General Marshall’s office, is my favorite object that I have worked with. This painting was given as a Christmas gift to Mrs. Marshall in December 1959 just months after General Marshall’s death. It was painted by President Dwight Eisenhower and while copies were sent to many associates of the White House as a gift that year, it comes with a personalized note addressed directly to Mrs. Marshall. This is my favorite object because of the presidential history and significance attached to the object. It also had an interesting story attached, a story that shows how influential and respected Marshall was and how his death was mourned by many.
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#gcmic #dodonamanor #dwighteisenhower #president #whitehouse #whitehousehistory #georgecmarshall #mounteisenhower #art #presidentialhistory

It certainly feels like a lazy Sunday, so why not kick off your shoes and play a board game with your family or friends!...
06/28/2020

It certainly feels like a lazy Sunday, so why not kick off your shoes and play a board game with your family or friends!

This photo shows Mrs. Marshall and Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek playing Chinese checkers in China. At this time, General Marshall was serving as special envoy to China in the 1940s on the brink of the Chinese Civil War.

#gcmic #china #chinesehistory #chiangkaishek #georgecmarshall #1940s #dodonamanor #chinesecheckers #sunday #boardgames

#behindthescenes of the taping of our Distance-Learning Series, “Now & Then at Dodona Manor”. Our 12-week distance learn...
06/27/2020

#behindthescenes of the taping of our Distance-Learning Series, “Now & Then at Dodona Manor”. Our 12-week distance learning program for ages 10-100 is NOW AVAILABLE to all members of the George C. Marshall International Center.

For more information and to become a member, visit https://www.georgecmarshall.org/virtual

06/26/2020
Leadership and the GCMIC mission

Solitaire Carroll, the founder of One Sparrow DC, shares why she supports the mission of the George C. Marshall International Center.

One Sparrow is a non-profit organization working to reduce homelessness and extreme poverty around the world. They provide funds and resources to impact lives in the areas of health, education, and employment. Solitaire and her team at One Sparrow uphold George C. Marshall's timeless values of selfless service and unwavering integrity and we are grateful to have their support.

Want to join the GCMIC mission? We are offering $100 OFF our family membership! Visit https://www.georgecmarshall.org/membership

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“Inspiring Leadership” Defense Secretary Mark Esper quotes George C. Marshall in his recent letter of appreciation to the Industrial Base. Interesting to learn that Esper and Marshall both hail from Uniontown, PA.
Leesburg has such a wonderful and rich history to be enjoyed, spanning the centuries. Grateful for all those who are preserving these sites and sharing it with everyone.
happy 88th wedding anniversary to General and Mrs. Marshall Oct. 15th, 1930
A few years back, I had the pleasure and honor to be a part of your program for teachers. What an awesome experience. For my research project when we went to VMI, I did Marshall's mission to China. Looks like someone beat me to the book thought!
What an amazing afternoon we had recently with your outstanding docent Rick Rhoades who gave us a fantastic tour of the Marshall Home in Leesburg. We came away with a deeper and richer appreciation for George C. Marshall, his life, and his legacy. The film and the tour gave us a glimpse of the man and his family as well as the soldier and the statesman. It also made the history of his era come alive in our minds and hearts. Highly recommended.
I had the great pleasure to speak about Gen. Marshall at our local museum and he was part of the Adult Sunday School lesson I led at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Smithfield, NC in honor of Veterans Day 2017. I had the great honor of serving on the First Board of Directors of the Marshall International Center in 1988.
happy belated 87th Anniversary to Gen. and Mrs. Marshall October 15th 1930
December 7-8, 2017 Grant Management Class Hosted by Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments
Wow, just saw on facebook that it has been 4 years since our awesome teacher workshop with the George C. Marshall International Center. This was a great experience and one of the best teacher seminars I have ever attended. I hope everyone is well and still hoping to finally reed Rachel's book!