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 Marshal

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 Marshal

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Happy Independence Day! Don’t forget to drop by at 11:30 a.m. after the Leesburg parade to hear about how Marshall “save...
07/04/2021

Happy Independence Day! Don’t forget to drop by at 11:30 a.m. after the Leesburg parade to hear about how Marshall “saved the world twice!” #gcmic

Happy Independence Day! Don’t forget to drop by at 11:30 a.m. after the Leesburg parade to hear about how Marshall “saved the world twice!” #gcmic

Got a green thumb? Our garden volunteers carry on the Marshalls’ legacy by taking care of the gardens they so loved. Tha...
07/01/2021

Got a green thumb? Our garden volunteers carry on the Marshalls’ legacy by taking care of the gardens they so loved. Thank you, gardeners! Interested in contributing to our efforts to care for the grounds? Email us for more information! #gcmic

Got a green thumb? Our garden volunteers carry on the Marshalls’ legacy by taking care of the gardens they so loved. Thank you, gardeners! Interested in contributing to our efforts to care for the grounds? Email us for more information! #gcmic

“We are young in world history, but these ideals of ours we can offer to the world with the certainty that they have the...
06/29/2021

“We are young in world history, but these ideals of ours we can offer to the world with the certainty that they have the power to inspire and to impel action.”

Although he was born over a century after our first Independence Day, George Marshall is considered a man who embodied the nation’s founding principles through his selfless service to his country and democracy.

Join us this Sunday, July 4th at 11:30am on the grounds of Dodona Manor to celebrate! David Roll will deliver remarks on how Marshall “saved the world twice.” Refreshments, including free ice cream, will be available for all.

“We are young in world history, but these ideals of ours we can offer to the world with the certainty that they have the power to inspire and to impel action.”

Although he was born over a century after our first Independence Day, George Marshall is considered a man who embodied the nation’s founding principles through his selfless service to his country and democracy.

Join us this Sunday, July 4th at 11:30am on the grounds of Dodona Manor to celebrate! David Roll will deliver remarks on how Marshall “saved the world twice.” Refreshments, including free ice cream, will be available for all.

Graduations provide one last opportunity to influence to students, and Marshall always seized that opportunity when aske...
06/25/2021

Graduations provide one last opportunity to influence to students, and Marshall always seized that opportunity when asked to give a commencement address. Although this remark was delivered specifically to cadets at the West Point, its implications go beyond life as a soldier.

The Marshall Center is committed to inspiring this principled leadership Marshall himself promoted. If you’re interested in supporting that mission, please consider joining us as a member. #gcmic

Graduations provide one last opportunity to influence to students, and Marshall always seized that opportunity when asked to give a commencement address. Although this remark was delivered specifically to cadets at the West Point, its implications go beyond life as a soldier.

The Marshall Center is committed to inspiring this principled leadership Marshall himself promoted. If you’re interested in supporting that mission, please consider joining us as a member. #gcmic

We’re proud to be part of the vibrant community of Leesburg! Watch this “Locally Leesburg” interview to hear Ken Tyler f...
06/24/2021
Locally Leesburg - Dodona Manor (George C. Marshall International Center)

We’re proud to be part of the vibrant community of Leesburg! Watch this “Locally Leesburg” interview to hear Ken Tyler from our team highlight how the Marshall Center combines the past with the present in unique ways, from the historic house and grounds of Dodona Manor to our upcoming Ethical Leadership Conference in August. #gcmic #locallyleesburg #loveleesburg

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The George C. Marshall International Center operates Dodona Manor as a historic house museum in Leesburg, Virginia. It was home to George and Katherine Marsh...

"Why do you write like you're running out of time?"Happy National Typewriter Day! During his career, Marshall wrote enou...
06/23/2021

"Why do you write like you're running out of time?"

Happy National Typewriter Day! During his career, Marshall wrote enough letters and memos to fill five volumes. We display his typewriter on the desk where he read and composed thousands of now-historic documents. #gcmic

"Why do you write like you're running out of time?"

Happy National Typewriter Day! During his career, Marshall wrote enough letters and memos to fill five volumes. We display his typewriter on the desk where he read and composed thousands of now-historic documents. #gcmic

Happy Father’s Day! While Marshall never had children, he fully welcomed Katherine’s daughter and two sons from her firs...
06/20/2021

Happy Father’s Day! While Marshall never had children, he fully welcomed Katherine’s daughter and two sons from her first marriage into his life. His stepdaughter Molly would later play a key role in preserving Marshall’s legacy through the restoration of Dodona Manor. #gcmic

Pictured: George and Katherine with Molly and three grandchildren

Happy Father’s Day! While Marshall never had children, he fully welcomed Katherine’s daughter and two sons from her first marriage into his life. His stepdaughter Molly would later play a key role in preserving Marshall’s legacy through the restoration of Dodona Manor. #gcmic

Pictured: George and Katherine with Molly and three grandchildren

#OTD 15 years ago, Dodona Manor officially joined the National Historic Landmarks Program, a Department of Interior init...
06/19/2021

#OTD 15 years ago, Dodona Manor officially joined the National Historic Landmarks Program, a Department of Interior initiative that recognizes locations of historical significance. Here's to the next 15 years! #gcmic

#OTD 15 years ago, Dodona Manor officially joined the National Historic Landmarks Program, a Department of Interior initiative that recognizes locations of historical significance. Here's to the next 15 years! #gcmic

We’re open for tours today, and we’d love to have you join us for one! Our members make it possible for us to keep the h...
06/18/2021

We’re open for tours today, and we’d love to have you join us for one!

Our members make it possible for us to keep the house and grounds beautiful for our guests. If you enjoy your visit, please consider supporting us as members so others can enjoy theirs as well: http://ow.ly/lwWJ50FaX60 #gcmic

We’re open for tours today, and we’d love to have you join us for one!

Our members make it possible for us to keep the house and grounds beautiful for our guests. If you enjoy your visit, please consider supporting us as members so others can enjoy theirs as well: http://ow.ly/lwWJ50FaX60 #gcmic

The George C. Marshall International Center invites the community to wish America a happy birthday on the beautiful grou...
06/16/2021

The George C. Marshall International Center invites the community to wish America a happy birthday on the beautiful grounds of historic Dodona Manor this July 4th.

Our guests will gather to hear how General Marshall “saved the world twice,” first by planning allied victory in WWII and then by stabilizing war-torn Europe through his momentous Marshall Plan. Noted author and Marshall biographer David Roll will deliver remarks from our front porch. We hope to see you there!

The George C. Marshall International Center invites the community to wish America a happy birthday on the beautiful grounds of historic Dodona Manor this July 4th.

Our guests will gather to hear how General Marshall “saved the world twice,” first by planning allied victory in WWII and then by stabilizing war-torn Europe through his momentous Marshall Plan. Noted author and Marshall biographer David Roll will deliver remarks from our front porch. We hope to see you there!

Katherine Marshall's rose garden is flourishing once again! Join us this Sunday at 2 p.m. for an educational program on ...
06/09/2021

Katherine Marshall's rose garden is flourishing once again! Join us this Sunday at 2 p.m. for an educational program on the rose named for Katherine, the Peace rose developed during WWII, as well as how to grow beautiful and sustainable roses in your own garden. #gcmic

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Katherine Marshall's rose garden is flourishing once again! Join us this Sunday at 2 p.m. for an educational program on the rose named for Katherine, the Peace rose developed during WWII, as well as how to grow beautiful and sustainable roses in your own garden. #gcmic

http://ow.ly/bXrx50F6NSN

#OTD in 1947, Secretary of State George Marshall delivered a Harvard University address in which he proposed a plan that...
06/05/2021

#OTD in 1947, Secretary of State George Marshall delivered a Harvard University address in which he proposed a plan that would shape the future of postwar Europe. It was officially signed into law as the European Recovery Act, but the policy's unofficial title carries the name of the visionary leader who recognized its importance for the future of freedom and democracy in the Western world: The Marshall Plan. #gcmic

#OTD in 1947, Secretary of State George Marshall delivered a Harvard University address in which he proposed a plan that would shape the future of postwar Europe. It was officially signed into law as the European Recovery Act, but the policy's unofficial title carries the name of the visionary leader who recognized its importance for the future of freedom and democracy in the Western world: The Marshall Plan. #gcmic

In 1944, the Marshalls suffered the painful and sacrificial loss of Allen, Katherine's youngest child and George's steps...
05/31/2021

In 1944, the Marshalls suffered the painful and sacrificial loss of Allen, Katherine's youngest child and George's stepson, dying on active duty in Italy. The Marshall Center salutes all families who have suffered the same loss as we honor their loved ones today. #gcmic

In 1944, the Marshalls suffered the painful and sacrificial loss of Allen, Katherine's youngest child and George's stepson, dying on active duty in Italy. The Marshall Center salutes all families who have suffered the same loss as we honor their loved ones today. #gcmic

Looking back on the restoration of George Marshall's Dodona Manor has made us deeply grateful for the generosity of thos...
05/30/2021

Looking back on the restoration of George Marshall's Dodona Manor has made us deeply grateful for the generosity of those who have supported our preservation efforts through the years. Though much has been done to recover the house as the Marshalls knew and loved it, the work of historic preservation is never finished. We have several restoration needs around the house and grounds that your financial support could enable us to meet. If you would like to contribute to honoring Marshall's legacy by preserving his home, visit our website: http://ow.ly/vaNI50EXRO9 #gcmic

Looking back on the restoration of George Marshall's Dodona Manor has made us deeply grateful for the generosity of those who have supported our preservation efforts through the years. Though much has been done to recover the house as the Marshalls knew and loved it, the work of historic preservation is never finished. We have several restoration needs around the house and grounds that your financial support could enable us to meet. If you would like to contribute to honoring Marshall's legacy by preserving his home, visit our website: http://ow.ly/vaNI50EXRO9 #gcmic

The George C. Marshall International Center and the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands are hosting a webinar on t...
05/28/2021

The George C. Marshall International Center and the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands are hosting a webinar on the Marshall bell of the Netherlands Carillon on Friday, June 4, 12 p.m. ET.

Please join us for the virtual program, “The Marshall of the Netherlands Carillon,” with Marshall Historian Rachel Yarnell Thompson and VU Amsterdam Professor Diederik Oostdijk.

Register in advance for this meeting here: http://ow.ly/Csm750EXbFv

The George C. Marshall International Center and the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands are hosting a webinar on the Marshall bell of the Netherlands Carillon on Friday, June 4, 12 p.m. ET.

Please join us for the virtual program, “The Marshall of the Netherlands Carillon,” with Marshall Historian Rachel Yarnell Thompson and VU Amsterdam Professor Diederik Oostdijk.

Register in advance for this meeting here: http://ow.ly/Csm750EXbFv

We're (even more) open! Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we've been conducting private, prescheduled tours since June. But ...
05/27/2021

We're (even more) open! Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we've been conducting private, prescheduled tours since June. But now that restrictions are lifting, we've opened our doors for walk-in tours again. Stop by to visit us sometime this weekend! #gcmic

We're (even more) open! Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we've been conducting private, prescheduled tours since June. But now that restrictions are lifting, we've opened our doors for walk-in tours again. Stop by to visit us sometime this weekend! #gcmic

Shortly after exterior restorations were complete, interior restorations began. Marshall's stepdaughter had vacated the ...
05/25/2021

Shortly after exterior restorations were complete, interior restorations began. Marshall's stepdaughter had vacated the house years before its sale due to serious infrastructure problems that required rewiring, plumbing and installing an advanced geothermal heating and cooling system. By the time Dodona Manor re-opened in 2005, the dilapidated interior had successfully been transformed back into the beautiful home the Marshalls enjoyed during their time there. #gcmic #preservationmonth

Shortly after exterior restorations were complete, interior restorations began. Marshall's stepdaughter had vacated the house years before its sale due to serious infrastructure problems that required rewiring, plumbing and installing an advanced geothermal heating and cooling system. By the time Dodona Manor re-opened in 2005, the dilapidated interior had successfully been transformed back into the beautiful home the Marshalls enjoyed during their time there. #gcmic #preservationmonth

#OTD in 1881, the American Red Cross was founded by Clara Barton. 80 years later, Marshall served as the organization's ...
05/21/2021

#OTD in 1881, the American Red Cross was founded by Clara Barton. 80 years later, Marshall served as the organization's president, traveling 35,000 miles in his one-year term to personally boost the morale of volunteers across the country. #gcmic

#OTD in 1881, the American Red Cross was founded by Clara Barton. 80 years later, Marshall served as the organization's president, traveling 35,000 miles in his one-year term to personally boost the morale of volunteers across the country. #gcmic

In 1999, after five-plus years of fundraising, the George C. Marshall Preservation Fund was finally able to secure the p...
05/18/2021

In 1999, after five-plus years of fundraising, the George C. Marshall Preservation Fund was finally able to secure the purchase of Dodona Manor and begin the restoration process. Exterior restoration began that July with the installation of a new drainage system; the repair of the two-story brick bay window and all 19th-century windows; and the addition of a standing-seam metal roof over the federal-style rear of the house. As you can tell from these pictures, the house has come a long way! #gcmic #preservationmonth

In 1999, after five-plus years of fundraising, the George C. Marshall Preservation Fund was finally able to secure the purchase of Dodona Manor and begin the restoration process. Exterior restoration began that July with the installation of a new drainage system; the repair of the two-story brick bay window and all 19th-century windows; and the addition of a standing-seam metal roof over the federal-style rear of the house. As you can tell from these pictures, the house has come a long way! #gcmic #preservationmonth

We thoroughly enjoyed Mary Catherine Santoro's presentation on women's education during the late-19th and early-20th cen...
05/17/2021

We thoroughly enjoyed Mary Catherine Santoro's presentation on women's education during the late-19th and early-20th centuries, when Katherine Marshall attended Hollins University to pursue an eclectic degree.

One of the most valuable resources on the personal and contextual history of Katherine Marshall’s life is Santoro’s piece, “First Lady of the Army: The Life and Times of Katherine Tupper Marshall.” Santoro’s work presents an informative, well-documented study not only of Katherine, but also on how her life compared and contrasted with that of other women in early- and mid-20th century. This proved to be an invaluable resource for our exhibit committee’s work on interpreting and presenting Katherine’s story through archival objects and informational panels.

Stay tuned for more "Grace & Grit" educational programs! #gcmic

Happy Armed Forces Day! The Marshall Center extends a sincere thanks to those who have served in any branch of the U.S. ...
05/15/2021

Happy Armed Forces Day! The Marshall Center extends a sincere thanks to those who have served in any branch of the U.S. military. Freedom isn’t free. #gcmic

Happy Armed Forces Day! The Marshall Center extends a sincere thanks to those who have served in any branch of the U.S. military. Freedom isn’t free. #gcmic

Today is #NationalApplePieDay, and what better way to celebrate than by paying a visit to our neighbor, Mom's Apple Pie?...
05/13/2021

Today is #NationalApplePieDay, and what better way to celebrate than by paying a visit to our neighbor, Mom's Apple Pie? #gcmic

Today is #NationalApplePieDay, and what better way to celebrate than by paying a visit to our neighbor, Mom's Apple Pie? #gcmic

Happy Mother's Day! This picture shows Katherine Marshall with her three children, Allen, Molly and Clifton, Jr. In 1944...
05/09/2021

Happy Mother's Day! This picture shows Katherine Marshall with her three children, Allen, Molly and Clifton, Jr. In 1944, while he was overseas serving in World War II, Allen concluded a letter to his mother with, "God did make beautiful things when he made Mothers." #gcmic

Happy Mother's Day! This picture shows Katherine Marshall with her three children, Allen, Molly and Clifton, Jr. In 1944, while he was overseas serving in World War II, Allen concluded a letter to his mother with, "God did make beautiful things when he made Mothers." #gcmic

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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!