For the past two years, Pepper has been following the painstaking construction of a harpsichord for Mount Vernon that is a replica of the Washington family’s original instrument. The project took about 3,500 hours to complete, and now music has returned to Mount Vernon – filling the halls as it did when George Washington lived there and his step-granddaughter Nelly played the original instrument.
See how the harpsichord is being used today in the video above.
And then catch up on the whole story by reading the first two blogs:
Silent No More: Mount Vernon Makes Harpsichord History
Unveiling a Replica of the Washington Family Harpsichord
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Is the original still on display in the house, or elsewhere?
Thanks for your question. At last word, the original harpsichord was being stored in a climate-controlled museum at Mount Vernon. To inquire about viewing the original instrument, it may be best to visit https://www.mountvernon.org/ for more details.