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.

Patiently waiting for the roses to bloom... 🌹😊 What's growing in your garden this spring?#roses #rosegarden #gardening #...
05/28/2020

Patiently waiting for the roses to bloom... 🌹😊 What's growing in your garden this spring?

#roses #rosegarden #gardening #dodonamanor

It's #TriviaTuesday! This portrait of General George C. Marshall hangs in the Haub Exhibit Room at #DodonaManor... Does ...
05/26/2020

It's #TriviaTuesday! This portrait of General George C. Marshall hangs in the Haub Exhibit Room at #DodonaManor... Does anyone know the name of the artist who painted this portrait?

Hints:
1. Well-known illustrator and portrait artist
2. Active duty as a naval officer in 1940 at the age of 49
3. During World War II, he created recruiting posters and devised camouflage patterns
4. He was killed at age 52 when his ship was torpedoed in the South Pacific in 1943

Today is a day to honor those who lost their lives fighting for their country 🇺🇸  📸 In the first picture, General George...
05/25/2020

Today is a day to honor those who lost their lives fighting for their country 🇺🇸

📸 In the first picture, General George C. Marshall is seen laying a wreath at 2ndLieutenant Robert Shedden’s cross in the Cambridge American Cemetery.

General Marshall was chairman of the American Battle Monuments Commission (AMBC) from January 1949 until his death in 1959. In this role, Marshall presided over the construction of fourteen cemetery-memorials in eight countries for American soldiers from WWII. He also helped to determine how the ABMC fulfilled the second generation of its mission: memorializing those who fought and died overseas.

📸 In the second picture, General Marshall is seen standing next to Leesburg Mayor Elijah White at the dedication ceremony of the World War II and Korean War memorial in 1956. Marshall oversaw the creation and dedication of the memorial on the grounds of the Loudoun County Courthouse where it still stands today.

#memorialday #georgecmarshall #leesburg #monument #history

"A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself." -Joseph CampbellGeneral Marshall’s y...
05/25/2020

"A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself." -Joseph Campbell

General Marshall’s youngest stepson (Katherine’s youngest son), Allen Tupper Brown, enlisted in the Army in November 1942 at the age of 25. After training at Fort Knox, Allen went to Italy in late 1943 as a 2nd Lieutenant with the 1st Armored Division. He was involved in heavy fighting at the Battle of Monte Cassino and helped lead the charge further south to the coast of Italy in Anzio. It’s said that while on the road, Allen stood out of his tank to shout orders to his men when he was suddenly shot and killed by a German sniper at 10 am on May 29, 1944, near Campoleone, just one week before D-Day. Allen was buried in the Sicily-Rome American Cemetery.

Tell us a story about one of your military heroes and help us honor them this Memorial Day. ❤️

📸: Allen Tupper Brown and his grave in the Sicily-Rome American Cemetery.

#SundayWisdom from General George C. Marshall that is still relevant today. We hope all of you are staying strong and he...
05/24/2020

#SundayWisdom from General George C. Marshall that is still relevant today. We hope all of you are staying strong and healthy during these times...

Consider becoming a member of the George C. Marshall International Center. We host a monthly book club, foreign policy brown bag lunch, and other leadership events! For more information and to become a member, visit our website (link in bio).

Today's #pieceofhistory: The Marshalls having tea on the Stone Court at #DodonaManor. Fun fact: The Stone Court is the o...
05/23/2020

Today's #pieceofhistory: The Marshalls having tea on the Stone Court at #DodonaManor.

Fun fact: The Stone Court is the only architectural change the Marshalls made to Dodona Manor!

What’s growing in your yard? Share with us in the comments👇We'd love for you to join us in #gardening and #givingback wi...
05/22/2020

What’s growing in your yard? Share with us in the comments👇

We'd love for you to join us in #gardening and #givingback with our Victory Giving Garden Membership! For more details and to join https://www.georgecmarshall.org/membership

#fromthegarden #freshveggies #hungerrelief

Have you ever wanted to learn to grow something? Or maybe you are looking for a garden club community? SIGN UP for our V...
05/20/2020

Have you ever wanted to learn to grow something? Or maybe you are looking for a garden club community? SIGN UP for our Victory Giving Garden Club membership! 🌹

Once you become a member, we will mail you the seeds and a spade to get you started and then send you all the information you need to grow WITH US at Dodona Manor!

You will also have time to ask our Master Gardeners your questions and join our virtual Club to meet others!

This Club is open for ALL AGES...so grow with your kids, grow with your grandparents who live out of town, or get your whole neighborhood involved!!

So what do we do with all the flowers, herbs, and vegetables we grow?? We DONATE all the excess to @loudounhunger! This is a great way to help people in the community!

Joining us from afar? Find your local food bank!

We can ALL make a difference!!

Visit https://www.georgecmarshall.org/membership to JOIN TODAY!!

It's #TourTuesday! Pictured here is Katherine Tupper Marshall's Bedroom in the #DodonaManor. Katherine and General Marsh...
05/19/2020

It's #TourTuesday! Pictured here is Katherine Tupper Marshall's Bedroom in the #DodonaManor. Katherine and General Marshall slept in separate rooms because Marshall was a five-star general entitled to the services of an orderly- an enlisted man who was his personal servant. That orderly, Sgt. William Heffner, lived in the room above Marshall's until Marshall died. He would come down to attend to General Marshall, including breakfast in bed. If the Marshall's shared a bedroom, it would have been awkward for Sgt. Heffner to enter the room when they were in bed.

Katherine enjoyed looking out the window and seeing her rose garden. The window had an air conditioning unit in hot weather. Her morning routine consisted of breakfast in bed and writing at her desk.

#history #georgecmarshall #morningroutine

Don't forget to register for our VIRTUAL Foreign Policy Brown Bag Lunch Discussion!When: Thursday, May 21st at noonWhat:...
05/18/2020

Don't forget to register for our VIRTUAL Foreign Policy Brown Bag Lunch Discussion!

When: Thursday, May 21st at noon
What: Haig’s Coup, written by Ray Locker (the former Editor of @usatoday)

In this book, Locker used recently declassified documents to tell the true story of how Secretary of State Alexander Haig orchestrated Nixon’s demise, resignation, and subsequent pardon.

Read the book, and join us for a lively discussion this Thursday, May 21st at noon. This event is FREE for all members and is available at a low cost for non-member attendees.

For more information and to join us, register: https://www.georgecmarshall.org/events/foreign-policy-brown-bag-lunch-discussion-may

(Interested in all the features and benefits of membership? Visit https://www.georgecmarshall.org/donateonline)

Some #SundayWisdom and a reminder to stay positive during these times.Pass this along to someone that would appreciate i...
05/17/2020

Some #SundayWisdom and a reminder to stay positive during these times.

Pass this along to someone that would appreciate it.

On this #armedforcesday, we’d like to convey our heartfelt gratitude for those who have fought and are currently fightin...
05/16/2020

On this #armedforcesday, we’d like to convey our heartfelt gratitude for those who have fought and are currently fighting for our #country. 🇺🇸

From all of us at the George C. Marshall International Center, thank you to those who served!

Tag someone that you want to thank in the comments.

📸: Gen. George C. Marshall, U.S. Army Chief of Staff, and Gen. Henry "Hap" Arnold, Commanding General, U.S. Army Air Forces

Today's #pieceofhistory: In June 1947, US Secretary of State George C. Marshall traveled to Harvard University to give a...
05/15/2020

Today's #pieceofhistory:
In June 1947, US Secretary of State George C. Marshall traveled to Harvard University to give a speech in which he offered American aid to a destitute and fragile Europe if it proved willing and able to help itself. This speech launched The Marshall Plan and as a result, between 1948 and 1950, the US channeled $12 billion into the European Recovery Program. He was later awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for the Marshall Plan in 1953, making him the first career soldier to receive the award. 🏅

Pictured: George C. Marshall (third from left, front row) receiving an honorary degree at Harvard University, 5 June 1947. Also present is J. Robert Oppenheimer (far left, front row), wartime director of the Los Alamos Laboratory, often known as the “father of the atomic bomb."

During World War II, the Marshalls came to Dodona Manor occasionally for rest and relaxation. They spent a lot of their ...
05/13/2020

During World War II, the Marshalls came to Dodona Manor occasionally for rest and relaxation. They spent a lot of their time here in the garden and George loved working in the soil. Gardening welcomed opportunities for George to get his mind off the war - "fighting Japanese beetles instead of the Japanese army and navy." The Marshalls spent a total of 19 days here in 1943.

You can create your own victory garden like Marshalls' by joining our Victory Giving Garden Club! Check our website https://www.georgecmarshall.org/membership under membership for details!!

#garden #victorygarden #georgecmarshall ##worldwar2 #history #relax #gardening #joinus #leesburgva #virginia

#triviatuesday Pictured is the Marshalls' Dining Room in #dodonamanor. When Katherine and George were at their Dodona Ma...
05/12/2020

#triviatuesday Pictured is the Marshalls' Dining Room in #dodonamanor. When Katherine and George were at their Dodona Manor home they wanted to relax, away from social obligations. However, they did host a few famous visitors in this dining room over the years. Can you name a famous visitor that might have dined with them in this room? 🤔

We know from history that conformity is "safe" and disagreeing with the powerful is risky. Interestingly, George Marshal...
05/11/2020

We know from history that conformity is "safe" and disagreeing with the powerful is risky. Interestingly, George Marshall’s career was studded with risky and non-conformist moves that challenged people in positions of power.

In 1917, his challenge to the formidable Commanding General John J. Pershing in front of the 1st Division's staff for Pershing's unfair criticism of the division and its commander was unprecedented conduct for a middle-grade officer.

However, Marshall's determination to speak "truth to power" on that occasion proved an incalculable asset to his superiors. His honesty and intellectual rigor earned him appointment to the operations staff at Pershing's General Headquarters. #lessoninleadership

Pictured is the staff of General John J. Pershing during the Great War in 1919. George C. Marshall is standing in the back row, third from left.

#georgecmarshall #greatwar #history #leadership #truth #speaktruthtopower #lessonslearned #georgemarshall #thegreatwar #historyfacts

Happy Mother's Day to all the mothers and mother figures on this special day! Pictured in the first photo is George C. M...
05/10/2020

Happy Mother's Day to all the mothers and mother figures on this special day!

Pictured in the first photo is George C. Marshall's wife Katherine and her kids. Katherine was a widow with three children when she met General George C. Marshall and together they raised the children as a family.

The second photo is of George C. Marshall’s #mother, Laura Emily. Marshall recalled later in life that he was very close with his mother, a bond that continued throughout the rest of her life.

As we continue to navigate through these challenging times, let us remember the power in positivity. #marshallquotesatur...
05/09/2020

As we continue to navigate through these challenging times, let us remember the power in positivity.

#marshallquotesaturday #history

Today is Military Spouse Appreciation Day where we honor the contributions and sacrifices made by military spouses and t...
05/08/2020

Today is Military Spouse Appreciation Day where we honor the contributions and sacrifices made by military spouses and thank them for their unwavering support. Today and every day we celebrate you.

Photographed is General George C. Marshall and his wife, Katherine, in front of Dodona Manor in 1949.

#militaryspouseappreciationday #history #generalgeorgecmarshall #katherinemarshall

We Are EXCITED to ANNOUNCE; you can now JOIN US with your own Victory Giving Garden Club membership!Have you ever wanted...
05/07/2020

We Are EXCITED to ANNOUNCE; you can now JOIN US with your own Victory Giving Garden Club membership!

Have you ever wanted to learn to grow something? Or maybe you are looking for a garden club community?

Our New Club offers you BOTH! Once you become a member, we will mail you the seeds and a spade to get you started and then send you all the information you need to grow WITH US at Dodona Manor!

You will also have time to ask our Master Gardeners your questions and join our virtual Club to meet others!

This Club is open for ALL AGES.. so grow with your kids, grow with your grandparents who live out of town, or get your whole neighborhood involved!!

So what do we do with all the flowers, herbs, and vegetables we grow?? We DONATE all the excess to Loudoun Hunger Relief! This is a great way to help people in the community!
Joining us from afar? Find your local food bank!

We can ALL make a difference!!

Visit https://www.georgecmarshall.org/membership to JOIN TODAY!!

Thank you to all the generous donors who gave to George C. Marshall International Center yesterday for #givechoose.Thank...
05/06/2020

Thank you to all the generous donors who gave to George C. Marshall International Center yesterday for #givechoose.

Thank you to the Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties for the hard work and dedication.

We raised $7123 Yesterday. These funds will go towards programs and efforts to develop our future leaders, teach ethical principles in leadership, and ensure that the museum is preserved for future generations.

Thank you!

If you missed yesterday and would still like to be a part of our story, please visit https://www.georgecmarshall.org/ to become a member or Donate.

Thank you Middleburg Eccentric and Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties!Please join us in rai...
05/05/2020

Thank you Middleburg Eccentric and Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties!

Please join us in raising money that STAYS HERE in Loudoun County and helps promote education, leadership, and community!
Visit www.givechoose.org to make your donation today!
Every donation up yo $10,000 is MATCHED!!!

Our $100 Random Drawing prize for 2:30 goes to George C. Marshall International Center! Prize sponsored by Middleburg Eccentric!

$10,000 - a generous donor has agreed to match all donations up to $10,000 in the annual #givechoose campaign.So we are ...
05/04/2020
The George C. Marshall International Center - GiveChoose

$10,000 - a generous donor has agreed to match all donations up to $10,000 in the annual #givechoose campaign.

So we are kindly asking, through May 5th to please visit the link below and make a one-time donation to our amazing foundation!

So why George C. Marshall's Dodona Manor??
1. Our mission is to bring to life the timeless values of selfless service and unwavering integrity to develop visionary leaders worldwide.
2. We offer virtual and in-person (when safe) opportunities to help students and adults alike learn leadership skills and develop a curriculum to enhance these opportunities.
3. We are preserving the home of the MOST FAMOUS American to ever live in Loudoun County (Our very own Nobel peace prize winner) George C. Marshall
3. We offer something for everyone here in Loudoun, from our Victory Giving Garden Club to volunteer opportunities, virtual distance learning series, Book Clubs, Brown Bag lunches, 4 acres to enjoy the outdoors, and so MUCH MORE!
4. We are GROWING! In the last two years we have added the Innovation Awards, a High school Leadership and Ethics Conference, more middle school programs, family memberships, and business partnerships within the county.

So please click the link and DONATE TODAY! So we can continue to develop great programs and build the next generation of great leaders!

The George C. Marshall International Center brings to life the timeless values of George C. Marshall's selfless services and unwavering integrity to develop visionary leaders worldwide.

Who remembers dancing around the May Pole growing up?
05/01/2020

Who remembers dancing around the May Pole growing up?

The annual #GIVECHOOSE campaign for 2020 has started!!From April 21st until May 4th, schedule your gift in advance for t...
04/30/2020
The George C. Marshall International Center - GiveChoose

The annual #GIVECHOOSE campaign for 2020 has started!!

From April 21st until May 4th, schedule your gift in advance for the charity of your choice (George C. Marshall International Center of course !) Your gift will show up on the Leaderboard on May 5th.
So, go visit the site below to support our beloved Center and Dodona Manor. And, rest assured you made a difference here at home.

The George C. Marshall International Center brings to life the timeless values of George C. Marshall's selfless services and unwavering integrity to develop visionary leaders worldwide.

Join @loudounmuseum for their #historyontap Thursday at 7pm! Want more history? Visit our website for a new History Vide...
04/28/2020

Join @loudounmuseum for their #historyontap Thursday at 7pm!
Want more history? Visit our website for a new History Video Distance learning series.. brought to you by our Museum Director into your living room! #history #themoreyouknow #loudounpossible ##distancelearning #dodonamanor #georgecmarshallfoundation

The sun is peeking out in Leesburg. We hope you have a minute to go outside and enjoy the fresh air. #horsebackriding #g...
04/27/2020

The sun is peeking out in Leesburg. We hope you have a minute to go outside and enjoy the fresh air. #horsebackriding #georgecmarshallfoundation #mondayvibes

#Share what’s growing in your yard! Want to join us in #gardening and #givingback . Our Victory Giving Garden Club is st...
04/24/2020

#Share what’s growing in your yard! Want to join us in #gardening and #givingback . Our Victory Giving Garden Club is starting!! Check our website (link in bio) under membership for details!!
#dodonamanor #georgecmarshall #victorygarden #growwithus

We are LOOKING for amazing mixologists to share their favorite cocktails that would have been enjoyed between 1880 and 1...
04/23/2020

We are LOOKING for amazing mixologists to share their favorite cocktails that would have been enjoyed between 1880 and 1959 (the life of #georgecmarshall ). Modern twists to the recipe accepted. DM us if you are interested or #tagsomeone in the comments

We are announcing on #earthday the launch of our Marshalls’ Victory Giving Garden Membership opportunity! Visit our webs...
04/22/2020

We are announcing on #earthday the launch of our Marshalls’ Victory Giving Garden Membership opportunity! Visit our website https://www.georgecmarshall.org/membership
to learn how YOU can grow a #victorygarden with us!

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312 E Market St, Ste C
Leesburg, VA
20176

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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!