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.

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Happy National Boy Scouts Day! In 1948, members of Boy Scout Cub Pack No. 232 were inspired by the European Recovery Act...
02/08/2021

Happy National Boy Scouts Day! In 1948, members of Boy Scout Cub Pack No. 232 were inspired by the European Recovery Act to form their own little Marshall plan, a project to raise funds for feeding eight hungry boys in Europe for a year. Secretary of State George Marshall invited them to his office to hear the plan for himself, chat with them about the state of the world, and send them off with handshakes and autographed photographs #gcmic #history #nationalboyscoutsday

#OTD in 1941, the United Service Organizations (USO) was founded to lift morale on the front lines and the home front. A...
02/04/2021

#OTD in 1941, the United Service Organizations (USO) was founded to lift morale on the front lines and the home front. As someone who believed morale and victory were inextricably linked, George Marshall enthusiastically welcomed the establishment of the organization. #gcmic

Local artist Diane Canney is bringing together artistic expressions of grief and hope during this challenging time with ...
02/03/2021

Local artist Diane Canney is bringing together artistic expressions of grief and hope during this challenging time with her COVID-19 HOPE Quilt project. Join us on the grounds of Dodona Manor through February to view this unique memorialization of our times. #gcmic

#OTD in 1902, George Marshall was commissioned as a second lieutenant and assigned to the Philippines. Later that year, ...
02/02/2021

#OTD in 1902, George Marshall was commissioned as a second lieutenant and assigned to the Philippines. Later that year, Marshall was charged by his fellow officers to organize a Fourth of July Field Day to boost the morale of their "rather gloomy, depressed" garrison. Troops were unenthused about the idea of strenuous activity in the tropical heat, but they eventually embraced his plan, and their spirits soared. The event's success demonstrated Marshall's leadership abilities and concern for the welfare of citizen soldiers even in the earliest stages of his career #gcmic #history

Two of America’s highest-ranking officers enjoying some afternoon hunting and sport. General Henry “Hap” Arnold and Geor...
01/28/2021

Two of America’s highest-ranking officers enjoying some afternoon hunting and sport. General Henry “Hap” Arnold and George Marshall were among the few generals and admirals to earn the five-star rank in American history. #gcmic #ushistory

Happy National Spouses Day! George Marshall was an exceptional man with an exceptional wife. Katherine's steadiness and ...
01/26/2021

Happy National Spouses Day! George Marshall was an exceptional man with an exceptional wife. Katherine's steadiness and poise made her well-suited for life as the confidante and companion of an army general and diplomat. They were more than a couple: they were a team. #gcmic

#OTD in 1947, George Marshall was sworn in as secretary of state. During his tenure, he championed what is now known as ...
01/21/2021

#OTD in 1947, George Marshall was sworn in as secretary of state. During his tenure, he championed what is now known as the Marshall Plan, a U.S. program that provided billions in aid to restore and stabilize the economic infrastructure of post-war Europe #gcmic

Dodona Manor’s library is a favorite among docents and visitors alike. The Marshalls had an impressive repository of boo...
01/19/2021

Dodona Manor’s library is a favorite among docents and visitors alike. The Marshalls had an impressive repository of books, and we've retained more than 1,000 in our collection. How about taking a leaf out of Marshall's book and sitting down to a good read later today? #gcmic

Happy #NationalHatDay. The Marshalls donned some fine hats in their day, many of which we still have in our collection. ...
01/15/2021

Happy #NationalHatDay. The Marshalls donned some fine hats in their day, many of which we still have in our collection. Which one is your favorite?

George Marshall knew that we need more than clothing, shelter and medical care to sustain us through continued crises. W...
01/13/2021

George Marshall knew that we need more than clothing, shelter and medical care to sustain us through continued crises. We need morale. In 1941, he addressed Trinity College about the importance of morale, which enables us to endure prolonged disruption with strong hearts. #gcmic

In Jan. 1938, Generalissimo and Madame Chiang Kai-Shek, whom the Marshalls befriended in China in 1946, were featured on...
01/07/2021

In Jan. 1938, Generalissimo and Madame Chiang Kai-Shek, whom the Marshalls befriended in China in 1946, were featured on the cover of Time magazine as its Man & Wife of the Year. Like George and Katherine Marshalls, the couple wielded enormous influence both at home and abroad.

#OTD in 1948, George Marshall was featured on the cover of Time magazine as its Man of the Year for the third time. Time...
01/05/2021

#OTD in 1948, George Marshall was featured on the cover of Time magazine as its Man of the Year for the third time. Time had praised him in 1944 for transforming a "worse-than-disarmed U.S. into the world's most effective military power" and in 1948 for giving "hope for those who needed it" through the Marshall Plan. #gcmic #ushistory

Happy New Year from all of us at the George C. Marshall International Center. We hope your 2021 is off to a wonderful st...
01/01/2021

Happy New Year from all of us at the George C. Marshall International Center. We hope your 2021 is off to a wonderful start. #gcmic

#OTD in 1880, Laura B. Marshall had her youngest son, George. This lively, mischievous boy would grow up to become Army ...
12/31/2020

#OTD in 1880, Laura B. Marshall had her youngest son, George. This lively, mischievous boy would grow up to become Army Chief of Staff, Special Envoy to China, Secretary of State, President of the American Red Cross and Secretary of Defense. Happy 140th, General Marshall. #gcmic

Dodona Manor may be closed for tours until March, but our trees are up for you to view until the end of the week. Enjoy ...
12/28/2020

Dodona Manor may be closed for tours until March, but our trees are up for you to view until the end of the week. Enjoy them while they’re still here. #gcmic

Merry Christmas from the George C. Marshall International Center. We hope you have a splendid day celebrating with famil...
12/25/2020

Merry Christmas from the George C. Marshall International Center. We hope you have a splendid day celebrating with family and friends. #gcmic #holiday

Before you sit down to wrap those presents tomorrow night, stop by our Marshall Plan Tree Walk to enjoy the festive chee...
12/23/2020

Before you sit down to wrap those presents tomorrow night, stop by our Marshall Plan Tree Walk to enjoy the festive cheer (and a bit of history) while it’s still here. #gcmic

#OTD in 1945, George Marshall arrived in China as a special envoy for President Truman. In China, Marshall and Katherine...
12/20/2020

#OTD in 1945, George Marshall arrived in China as a special envoy for President Truman. In China, Marshall and Katherine built a deep and abiding friendship with Madame Chiang Kai-shek, who would later join them at Dodona Manor for a visit and a game of Chinese checkers. #gcmic

#OTD in 1978, Katherine Marshall died at 96. The closing lines of her memoirs reflect her resilience and tenacious joy w...
12/18/2020

#OTD in 1978, Katherine Marshall died at 96. The closing lines of her memoirs reflect her resilience and tenacious joy with which she lived her life as an actress, a young bride, a mother, a widow and, finally, the wife of Army general and diplomat, George Marshall. #gcmic

“General of the Army” was a five-star rank created in 1944 to align the status of U.S. commanders with those of the Alli...
12/16/2020

“General of the Army” was a five-star rank created in 1944 to align the status of U.S. commanders with those of the Allies during World War II. #OTD of that year, George Marshall became one of nine generals and admirals in American history to earn the five-star rank. #gcmic

Looking for something to do after you’ve wrapped up your Christmas shopping in downtown Leesburg? Book a tour online and...
12/14/2020

Looking for something to do after you’ve wrapped up your Christmas shopping in downtown Leesburg? Book a tour online and join us while the house is decorated for the season. #gcmic
https://www.georgecmarshall.org/dodona

#OTD in 1953, George Marshall was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. To many, it was hard to see how a soldier could work so...
12/10/2020

#OTD in 1953, George Marshall was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. To many, it was hard to see how a soldier could work so hard for peace. To Marshall, however, it made perfect sense. He valued peace as a soldier precisely because it was a contrast to the horror and tragedy of war. #gcmic #ushistory

#OTD in 1941, Japanese forces launched a devastating surprise attack on Pearl Harbor. General Marshall was one of 127 wi...
12/07/2020

#OTD in 1941, Japanese forces launched a devastating surprise attack on Pearl Harbor. General Marshall was one of 127 witnesses who testified before the commission appointed by President Roosevelt to investigate the attack and present its findings to Congress. #gcmic #ushistory

12/06/2020
#OTD in 1950, George Marshall said farewell to the Red Cross staff as their president. Nearly 69, weakened by a kidney o...
12/04/2020

#OTD in 1950, George Marshall said farewell to the Red Cross staff as their president. Nearly 69, weakened by a kidney operation, he had travelled 35,000 miles during his year with the organization to personally boost the morale of volunteers across the country. #gcmic #ushistory

Our first Marshall Plan Tree Walk is just around the corner. To celebrate the legacy of the Marshall Plan this holiday s...
12/03/2020

Our first Marshall Plan Tree Walk is just around the corner. To celebrate the legacy of the Marshall Plan this holiday season, Dodona Manor will feature trees decorated to represent each of the 17 European nations that received U.S. aid after World War II. Trees will be lit every evening until December 31. #gcmic

We’ve been decking the halls of Dodona for the holiday season. Come visit us this weekend to see it for yourself. #gcmic...
12/02/2020

We’ve been decking the halls of Dodona for the holiday season. Come visit us this weekend to see it for yourself. #gcmic #visitloudoun #historichousemuseum

It’s GivingTuesday. We invite you to join the movement by supporting our mission to inspire leadership for future genera...
12/01/2020

It’s GivingTuesday. We invite you to join the movement by supporting our mission to inspire leadership for future generations. #gcmic #givingtuesday #inspiringleadership

GivingTuesday is a global movement that has been encouraging people to give and celebrate generosity since 2012. We invi...
11/27/2020

GivingTuesday is a global movement that has been encouraging people to give and celebrate generosity since 2012. We invite you to join the movement next Tuesday (12/1) by supporting our mission to inspire leadership for future generations. #gcmic #givingtuesday

Happy Thanksgiving from the Marshalls’ table to yours. We’re grateful for your support this year, and we hope you have a...
11/26/2020

Happy Thanksgiving from the Marshalls’ table to yours. We’re grateful for your support this year, and we hope you have a safe and restful holiday weekend. #gcmic #holiday #thanksgiving

George Marshall believed that there was more to studying history than avoiding mistakes in the future. In a speech he de...
11/25/2020

George Marshall believed that there was more to studying history than avoiding mistakes in the future. In a speech he delivered at Princeton University in 1947, he said, “It has been said that one should be interested in the past only as a guide to the future. I do not fully concur with this. One usually emerges from an intimate understanding of the past with its lessons and its wisdom, with convictions which put fire in the soul.” #wisdomwednesday

Looking for something to do this weekend after all that turkey and pie? Join us for a tour Friday, Saturday or Sunday. #...
11/24/2020

Looking for something to do this weekend after all that turkey and pie? Join us for a tour Friday, Saturday or Sunday. #gcmic #visitloudoun #historichousemuseum

https://www.georgecmarshall.org/dodona

#OTD in 1947, Princess Elizabeth married Philip Mountbatten at Westminster Abbey. Six years later, George Marshall atten...
11/20/2020

#OTD in 1947, Princess Elizabeth married Philip Mountbatten at Westminster Abbey. Six years later, George Marshall attended her coronation ceremony in the same church as a representative of the American people. #gcmic #history

High Praise: #OTD in 1945, George Marshall retired from his position as Chief of Staff of the Army. British Prime Minist...
11/18/2020

High Praise: #OTD in 1945, George Marshall retired from his position as Chief of Staff of the Army. British Prime Minister Winston Churchill called General Marshall the "true organizer of victory" for the Allied Forces during World War II. #gcmic #ushistory

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Saturday 10:00 - 16:00
Sunday 10:00 - 16:00

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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!