Rebecca Baird

Archivist

Rebecca has worked as the archivist for the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association (MVLA) for 6 years. She is responsible for acquiring, organizing, and providing access to the institutional records of the MVLA. Rebecca became a Certified Archivist (CA) in 2012 and a Digital Archives Specialist (DAS) through the Society of American Archivists in 2014. She received a master’s of library science (MLS) from Emporia State University and a BA in History and French from Texas Tech University. Before joining the Washington Library’s staff in 2015, Rebecca worked as an archivist for the Daughters of the American Revolution for 8 years.

Episode 8: Legacies

Dec. 20, 2021

Episode 8: "Legacies" Interpreting slavery at Mount Vernon was not part of the mission of the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association when the organization purchased the estate in the mid-nineteenth century. Over time, however, inv…

Episode 7: Preserving

Dec. 20, 2021

Episode 7: “Preserving” Edmund Parker never knew George and Martha Washington, but he knew Mount Vernon and the Washington Family very well. Parker was one of the many enslaved people who labored on the plantation in the nin…