The George C. Marshall International Center

The George C. Marshall International Center GCMIC preserves and advances Marshall's legacy through education, international exchanges, exhibits, and preservation of The Marshall House in Leesburg, VA.
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The George C. Marshall International Center was founded to preserve the Marshall House, 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, international exchanges, community events, and the interpretation of Marshall’s home and gardens. Education is the cornerstone of our programming. GCMIC's Immersion Workshop for teachers and Student Partnership Exchange Program are designed to strengthen the relationships between Europe and the United States, on a grass roots level, by providing unique experiences for the exchange of ideas among participants from the United States and the Marshall Plan countries. As a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization, the George C. Marshall International Center GCMIC 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 the Marshall House.

Mission: The mission of The George C. Marshall International Center is to bring to life the legacy and relevance of General George C. Marshall, an American visionary who changed the world, by increasing public understanding of his character and contributions.

If you've not had the opportunity to visit The Marshall House this Spring, do yourself a favor and go and tour this week...
05/16/2019

If you've not had the opportunity to visit The Marshall House this Spring, do yourself a favor and go and tour this weekend. If you're lucky enough to have our Director of Museum Operations, Cody Youngblood, give you the tour, consider yourself very fortunate. His comprehensive knowledge of the history of the house (as well as the Marshall family) and his enthusiasm for preserving its legacy is infectious.

Give them a call today and schedule your tour. History lives and breathes here!
https://bit.ly/2Efaczw

#GCMIC #WWII #TheMarshallPlan #architectofpeace #historicpreservation

#OnThisDay in 1951, the Virginia Military Institute celebrates “Marshall Day”! The ceremony coincided with the 50th ...
05/15/2019

#OnThisDay in 1951, the Virginia Military Institute celebrates “Marshall Day”! The ceremony coincided with the 50th #anniversary of Marshall’s graduating class of 1901. Scroll through some cool photos of “Marshall Day” below📸

#ceremony #celebration #greatamerican

You don't want to miss this...we are looking forward to having Mr. Kempe visit the Marshall House! Learn more about Mr. ...
05/14/2019

You don't want to miss this...we are looking forward to having Mr. Kempe visit the Marshall House! Learn more about Mr. Kempe here:

https://bit.ly/2WHEJx7

#GCMIC #Nato #FriendsofTheMarshallHouse #TheMarshallPlan

We are big "On This Day in History" enthusiasts. They make long-ago events feel somehow more immediate. This is a great ...
05/13/2019
World War II Database: Your WW2 History Reference Destination

We are big "On This Day in History" enthusiasts. They make long-ago events feel somehow more immediate. This is a great resource for the history-obsessed (count us in!)

#GCMIC #WWII #architectofpeace #TheMarshallPlan

World War II Database: Your WW2 History Reference Destination

Happy #MothersDay to all the mothers and mother figures on this special day!Pictured here is George C. Marshall’s #mot...
05/12/2019

Happy #MothersDay to all the mothers and mother figures on this special day!

Pictured here is 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.
#familyhistory #love

If you find yourself in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies,...
05/10/2019
Marshall Center's Bronze Statue of its Namesake Turns 21

If you find yourself in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies, wish the bronze General C. Marshall a happy 21st Birthday!

https://bit.ly/2E0BdXk
#GCMIC #architectofpeace #wwII #TheMarshallPlan

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (April 30, 2019) -- The bronze statue of Gen. George C. Marshall, an American statesman and soldier, in front of the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies, which is named after him, turns 21 years old...

Congratulations to all who were honored at last night's 18th annual Leesburg Business Awards at Chefscape. We are proud ...
05/09/2019

Congratulations to all who were honored at last night's 18th annual Leesburg Business Awards at Chefscape. We are proud to recognize those whose contributions to our community make our lives richer.

#LeesburgEconomicDevelopment #LeesburgTownCouncil #GCMIC #TownofLeesburg #LoCoLiving

Happy 135th Birthday to our nation’s 33rd President, Harry S. Truman!#President Truman is pictured here with his daugh...
05/08/2019

Happy 135th Birthday to our nation’s 33rd President, Harry S. Truman!

#President Truman is pictured here with his daughter Margaret on the front porch of #TheMarshallHouse on June 8, 1952. The photo is signed by everyone pictured!

#presidential #history #happybirthday Harry S. Truman Library & Museum

If you’re near Arlington Cemetery next Friday, look up, it will be an amazing sight...#wwII #DDayFlyover #GCMIC #vinta...
05/04/2019
World War II planes coming to DC area for flyover and visit | WTOP

If you’re near Arlington Cemetery next Friday, look up, it will be an amazing sight...

#wwII #DDayFlyover #GCMIC #vintageplanes

About a dozen vintage World War II planes will honor veterans by flying over Arlington National Cemetery as part of a commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the D-Day invasion.

In the spirit of General George C. Marshall and in honor of the U.S. Armed Forces, The Marshall House is proud to be a #...
05/03/2019

In the spirit of General George C. Marshall and in honor of the U.S. Armed Forces, The Marshall House is proud to be a #BlueStarMuseum and offer FREE admission to active members of the #military and their families, with proper ID, year-round.

Blue Star Families #GCMIC #georgecmarshall #proudamerican #community

Happy #NationalGolfDay! Although General Marshall didn’t play, he enjoyed watching on the green! He’s pictured here ...
05/01/2019

Happy #NationalGolfDay! Although General Marshall didn’t play, he enjoyed watching on the green! He’s pictured here at the Pinehurst Golf Tournament in NC!

#golf #puttputt #marshall #northcarolina #retirement

Mark you calendar TODAY! You DON'T want to miss this amazing opportunity. RSVP to (703)777-1301 or email:  https://bit.l...
04/30/2019

Mark you calendar TODAY! You DON'T want to miss this amazing opportunity. RSVP to (703)777-1301 or email: https://bit.ly/2Lea61i. #GCMIC #NATO #livinghistory #LoudounCounty #TheMarshallHouse

Up for some light reading this weekend? How about a hard copy of The Marshall Plan’s congressional proceedings!Photo c...
04/26/2019

Up for some light reading this weekend? How about a hard copy of The Marshall Plan’s congressional proceedings!

Photo credit: George C. Marshall Museum & Library

#GCMIC #TheMarshallPlan #WWII #architectofpeace

Come on out and visit! We look forward to meeting you in person...#GCMIC #LeesburgLiving #LoCoLiving #FlowerandGardenFes...
04/25/2019

Come on out and visit! We look forward to meeting you in person...

#GCMIC #LeesburgLiving #LoCoLiving #FlowerandGardenFestival

President Washington's will, along with General Marshall's Last Will and Testament and many other documents of important...
04/23/2019
George Washington's will to be displayed in Leesburg

President Washington's will, along with General Marshall's Last Will and Testament and many other documents of important historical significance will be displayed at the Loudoun County Courthouse during
Leesburg's First Friday festivities May 3.

The presentation is part of Clerk of the Circuit Court Gary Clemens' “Famous Signatures” series.

You don't want to miss this terrific opportunity! #GCMIC #FoundingFathers #FirstFriday #LoCoLiving #LeesburgLiving #LeesburgFirstFriday

https://www.loudountimes.com/entertainment/george-washington-s-will-to-be-displayed-in-leesburg/article_ce75a968-6504-11e9-a738-3b77bb185648.html

George Washington's will, written just six months before his death in 1799, will be on display in Loudoun County during Leesburg's First Friday festivities May 3.

Happy Earth Day, Friends! Tending what we love, on #EarthDay and every other day of the year. Come and see the fruits of...
04/22/2019

Happy Earth Day, Friends! Tending what we love, on #EarthDay and every other day of the year.

Come and see the fruits of General George C. Marshall's labor this weekend by visiting us during the #LeesburgFlowerAndGardenFestival. Take a tour or linger in the gardens, it promises to be a beautiful weekend for smelling the flowers...

#GCMIC #GeorgeCMarshall #TheMarshallHouse

Happy #Easter! Did you know George Marshall was #Episcopalian? When asked by a reporter what political party he belonged...
04/21/2019

Happy #Easter! Did you know George Marshall was #Episcopalian? When asked by a reporter what political party he belonged to, Marshall replied: “My father was a #Democrat, my Mother was a #Republican, and I’m an Episcopalian.”

Marshall is pictured here praying in Bogota, Columbia.

Happy #Friday! Who’s ready to kick back like General Marshall this #weekend?#springbreak #relax
04/19/2019

Happy #Friday! Who’s ready to kick back like General Marshall this #weekend?

#springbreak #relax

If you're coming to #Leesburg, don't forget to make a stop at #TheMarshallHouse! Take a tour or simply have a seat, stay...
04/18/2019

If you're coming to #Leesburg, don't forget to make a stop at #TheMarshallHouse! Take a tour or simply have a seat, stay a while and admire the beautifully tended gardens. You won't believe what you've been missing.

#GCMIC #LivingHistory #LoudounLiving #LeesburgLife

Graduation season approaches again. Some advice is absolutely #timeless. Virginia Military Institute #LivingHistory #GCM...
04/17/2019

Graduation season approaches again. Some advice is absolutely #timeless.

Virginia Military Institute #LivingHistory #GCMIC #VMI #WWII #TheMarshallPlan

Don’t feel like driving through downtown to visit The Marshall House? Use CartWheels to get around! Park your car and ...
04/17/2019

Don’t feel like driving through downtown to visit The Marshall House? Use CartWheels to get around! Park your car and give them a call, they’ll pick you up in a fancy golf cart and drive you right up to Marshall’s doorstep.

Visit them at www.cartwheelsva.net to learn more!

It is with tremendous horror that we watch the terrible events at Notre Dame Cathedral unfold this afternoon.  We are ho...
04/15/2019
13 Facts About Notre-Dame Cathedral

It is with tremendous horror that we watch the terrible events at Notre Dame Cathedral unfold this afternoon.

We are hopeful, along with our French brothers and sisters, that this beautiful symbol of France that has survived so much, will survive this tragedy as well.

#GCMIC #NotreDameCathedral

The 800-plus-year-old Parisian cathedral has centuries of French history built into its stone. Here are 13 things you might not know about it.

George C. Marshall Museum & Library
04/15/2019

George C. Marshall Museum & Library

#OTD in 1941, Marshall wrote a letter to his close friend General Pershing, and mentioned Katherine's negotiations for Dodona Manor (now a house museum operated by The George C. Marshall International Center in Leesburg, Va.) which he ended up purchasing for $20,000, along with almost four acres. Read it 👉: https://www.marshallfoundation.org/library/digital-archive/to-general-john-j-pershing-68/
📷: Marshall gardening in July of 1950

#gcmic #Leesburg #spring #flowers #garden #MarshallMonday
04/15/2019

#gcmic #Leesburg #spring #flowers #garden #MarshallMonday

Happy #NationalGardeningDay! To celebrate, we’re sharing these photos of the Marshall House grounds during the #1950s....
04/14/2019

Happy #NationalGardeningDay! To celebrate, we’re sharing these photos of the Marshall House grounds during the #1950s. We think these were taken by Marshall’s orderly, Sgt. Heffner, or by General Marshall himself!

General Marshall understood the importance of taking care of our troops overseas, taking care of those who were taking c...
04/11/2019

General Marshall understood the importance of taking care of our troops overseas, taking care of those who were taking care of us. He saw the importance of making sure our soldiers knew they were on our minds, and movies became a significant part of the "care package" that America could offer.
Photo credit: George C. Marshall Museum & Library

#GCMIC #TheMarshallHouse #WWII #supportourtroops #architectofpeace

#Spring is here! Celebrate the new season by visiting the Marshall House during the Leesburg Flower and Garden Festival ...
04/11/2019

#Spring is here! Celebrate the new season by visiting the Marshall House during the Leesburg Flower and Garden Festival on April 27-28! Mention this post and your admission will only be $5!
#Downtown #Springhassprung #Loudoun

On a beautiful day like today, when General and Mrs. Marshall's home shines as bright as the sun, its hard to believe th...
04/10/2019

On a beautiful day like today, when General and Mrs. Marshall's home shines as bright as the sun, its hard to believe that it had once been on the verge of being demolished. Hat's off to those who did the tremendous physical labor , and to those whose contributions made this amazing transformation possible. #GCMIC #TheMarshallHouse #LeesburgLife #LoCoLiving #livinghistory

General George C. Marshall was the first soldier to receive a Nobel Peace Prize: The Marshall Plan helped institutionali...
04/09/2019
The Nobel Peace Prize 1953

General George C. Marshall was the first soldier to receive a Nobel Peace Prize: The Marshall Plan helped institutionalize and legitimize the concept of foreign aid programs as a part of U.S. foreign policy, making the road to economic and structural recovery in Europe a little less rocky.

#GCMIC #TheMarshallPlan #NobelPeacePrize #LoCoLiving #livinghistory

https://bit.ly/2IsrYCB

The Nobel Peace Prize 1953 was awarded to George Catlett Marshall.

A lasting legacy. #GCMIC #TheMarshallPlan #TheMarshallHouse #WWII #Europe #LivingHistory #LoudounCounty #LeesburgLife
04/08/2019

A lasting legacy.

#GCMIC #TheMarshallPlan #TheMarshallHouse #WWII #Europe #LivingHistory #LoudounCounty #LeesburgLife

Jefferson Caffery, American ambassador to France, speaks during a ceremony marking the arrival of the #US freighter John...
04/05/2019

Jefferson Caffery, American ambassador to France, speaks during a ceremony marking the arrival of the #US freighter John H. Quick in Bordeaux, France, on May 10, 1948. The ship was carrying 8,800 tons of wheat; it was the first ship to bring aid to France under the Marshall Plan, which President Truman signed into law on April 3, 1948, 71 years ago. This wheat was instrumental in averting a full-blown bread crisis in #France.

#GCMIC #TheMarshallPlan #WWII #livinghistory

There is no better time to visit The Marshall House than this #Spring! General and Mrs. Marshall were avid gardeners, an...
04/04/2019

There is no better time to visit The Marshall House than this #Spring! General and Mrs. Marshall were avid gardeners, and we’ve worked very hard to continue to maintain the gardens they loved. Come by and sit a spell...we welcome your company. #GCMIC #VisitLoudoun #LeesburgLiving #LoCoLiving

#OnThisDayinHistory in 1948, the Marshall Plan is passed! This important piece of legislation, which bore Secretary of S...
04/03/2019

#OnThisDayinHistory in 1948, the Marshall Plan is passed! This important piece of legislation, which bore Secretary of State George Marshall’s name, gave over $13 billion in economic aid to help rebuild Europe.

The #MarshallPlan is often referred to as the most successful piece of foreign policy in #American history.

04/02/2019
George C. Marshall International Center

Do you know about The George-Marshall Society located in Germany? It’s primary goal is to strengthen the cooperation between Germans and Americans, and promote trans-Atlantic cooperation in various fields between the Frankfurt/Rhein-Main and the Greater Washington D.C. area. Learn more here:

https://bit.ly/2HTOEvW

#GCMIC #TheMarshallHouse #TheGeorgeMarshallSociety #TheMarshallPlan

The Marshall House, formerly known as Dodona Manor, is an early 19th century house situated on the eastern boundary of the Old Historic District of Leesburg, Virginia, the county seat of Loudoun County. While the earliest owners added to the original structure, with the exception of interior cosmeti...

Good Morning, from the cheery kitchen of The Marshall House in downtown Leesburg, Va! How many cups of coffee or tea wer...
04/01/2019

Good Morning, from the cheery kitchen of The Marshall House in downtown Leesburg, Va! How many cups of coffee or tea were brewed here that fueled conversations that might have changed the world?

Take a tour and step back in time: https://bit.ly/2Fq9zo5

Photo credit: VW49
#GCMIC #TheMarshallHouse #VisitLoudoun #LocoLiving #LeesburgLife

Teach early, teach often! History lives and breathes and shapes our todays and our tomorrows. Bring the kids to #TheMars...
03/28/2019
Three Myths That Explain Why Americans Don't Know Much About History

Teach early, teach often! History lives and breathes and shapes our todays and our tomorrows. Bring the kids to #TheMarshallHouse and introduce them to a chapter they may not have read about before.

#GMIC #TheMarshallPlan #LoudounCountyHistory #LoudounLiving

Every few weeks bring fresh evidence that many Americans don’t know basic facts about their country, usually followed by urgent calls for more civics education. But the basic problem is educators’ lack of accurate information about how and when to teach history.

Did you know Burpee Gardens still supplies seeds for Marshall’s veggie garden? Visit the General’s garden at the Mar...
03/27/2019

Did you know Burpee Gardens still supplies seeds for Marshall’s veggie garden? Visit the General’s garden at the Marshall House today!

#OTD in 1942, Marshall wrote to David Burpee of @burpeeseedco:
"The business of seeds and flowers tantalizes me because I have been an amateur gardener, both flower and vegetable, since a boy of ten. There is nothing I would so much prefer to do this spring as to turn my mind to the wholesome business of gardening rather than the terrible problems and tragedies of war." To read the entire note follow this link: https://www.marshallfoundation.org/library/digital-archive/to-david-burpee/#spring #wwgcmd 🌻🌺🌹🌼🌱

At the dedication of the George C. Marshall Museum & Library in Lexington, Virginia, several of his close associates, in...
03/27/2019
George Catlett Marshall

At the dedication of the George C. Marshall Museum & Library in Lexington, Virginia, several of his close associates, including President Johnson, Robert Lovett, and General Omar Bradley, paid tribute to his leadership. General Eisenhower in particular spoke with insight of his relationship with his former commanding officer during the war years. Read on...

#GCMIC #VMI #WWII #leadership #TheAtlantic

https://bit.ly/2WrBbi7

George Catlett Marshall was one of VMI's most celebrated graduates. At the dedication of the George C. Marshall Research Library in Lexington, Virginia, several of his close associates, including President Johnson, Robert Lovett, and General Omar Bradley, paid tribute to his leadership. General Eise...

We were pleased to host VA Cooperative Extension Services’ Master Gardener trainees for the fifth year!Arborist Peter ...
03/26/2019

We were pleased to host VA Cooperative Extension Services’ Master Gardener trainees for the fifth year!

Arborist Peter Deahl teaches trainees pruning techniques in this hands-on program while beautifying the Marshalls’ #historic landscape.

#keeploudounbeautiful #gardening #spring

You can thank Mayor Sam Edwards, Mayor of Leesburg, Virginia from 1818-1837 (non-consecutive terms) for our clean sidewa...
03/25/2019
Past Mayors of Leesburg | Leesburg, VA

You can thank Mayor Sam Edwards, Mayor of Leesburg, Virginia from 1818-1837 (non-consecutive terms) for our clean sidewalks! He passed an act that "Prohibited Persons from Throwing Wood on the Pavements and Footways of the Town of Leesburg for Other Purposes." If you love history, delve a little deeper into Leesburg's here: https://bit.ly/2CEFyPh #loudounhistory #GCMIC #livinghistory #leesburghistory

Most of the photographs and historical information below was collected by volunteer Mary Kay Vogric in 1996 as a joint project between the Loudoun Museum and the Town of Leesburg. Prior to 1858, records of Council actions were kept in "Order Books." Only one such Order Book survives and it is locate...

The George C. Marshall International Center's cover photo
03/25/2019

The George C. Marshall International Center's cover photo

Check out what TripAdvisor has to say about visiting George C. Marshall House and come on out and see the beautiful hous...
03/21/2019
The Marshall House (Leesburg) - 2019 All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (with Photos) - TripAdvisor

Check out what TripAdvisor has to say about visiting George C. Marshall House and come on out and see the beautiful house and gardens for yourself this Spring.
#GCMIC #MarshallHouse #daytrip #visitloudoun #tripadvisor

https://bit.ly/2FjPeiJ

Tucked away a few blocks from the main street of Leesburg, is the Marshall House. The history of the GENERAL & Mrs. Marshall and the previous owners is another fascinating history lesson of Northern Virginia.

Last week we were honored to host Matt Yacovino for a tour of General Marshall’s home. A 94-year-old #WWII veteran, Mr...
03/20/2019

Last week we were honored to host Matt Yacovino for a tour of General Marshall’s home. A 94-year-old #WWII veteran, Mr. Yacovino served his country at only 17 years old in 1942. He fought as a U.S. Navy combat flyer and gunner/navigator in search of German submarines until his #honorable discharge in 1946.

Thank you to all who serve!🇺🇸

#gcmic #militaryservice #veteran

"This is home. A real home after 41 years of wandering."  --General George C. Marshall Picture postcard perfect if we sa...
03/19/2019

"This is home. A real home after 41 years of wandering." --General George C. Marshall

Picture postcard perfect if we say so ourselves, on this beautiful (almost) Spring day.

Come by this weekend and take a tour, we're happy to show it off...
https://bit.ly/2Fq9zo5

Address

312 E Market St, Ste C
Leesburg, VA
20176

Opening Hours

Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday 13:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(703) 777-1301

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