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.

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 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

#OTD in 1941, the Marshalls purchased Dodona Manor. When Katherine happened upon the house earlier that year, she laid d...
05/05/2021

#OTD in 1941, the Marshalls purchased Dodona Manor. When Katherine happened upon the house earlier that year, she laid down $10 in earnest money and promptly deposited the for-sale sign behind the bushes to ward off other potential buyers. After 41 years of nomadic military postings, the Marshalls had finally found “home, sweet home.” #gcmic

#OTD in 1941, the Marshalls purchased Dodona Manor. When Katherine happened upon the house earlier that year, she laid down $10 in earnest money and promptly deposited the for-sale sign behind the bushes to ward off other potential buyers. After 41 years of nomadic military postings, the Marshalls had finally found “home, sweet home.” #gcmic

In 2005, the National Trust for Historic Preservation set aside May as Preservation Month to celebrate places with speci...
05/03/2021

In 2005, the National Trust for Historic Preservation set aside May as Preservation Month to celebrate places with special meaning in American history. In the late 1980s, Loudoun County was in danger of losing the local historic treasure of George Marshall's Dodona Manor to commercial development. Thanks to grassroots preservation efforts led by B. Powell Harrison, however, the house remains the Marshall Center’s most valuable and distinctive resource for preserving Marshall’s legacy. Stay tuned for more stories about the restoration and preservation of the house this month! #gcmic

In 2005, the National Trust for Historic Preservation set aside May as Preservation Month to celebrate places with special meaning in American history. In the late 1980s, Loudoun County was in danger of losing the local historic treasure of George Marshall's Dodona Manor to commercial development. Thanks to grassroots preservation efforts led by B. Powell Harrison, however, the house remains the Marshall Center’s most valuable and distinctive resource for preserving Marshall’s legacy. Stay tuned for more stories about the restoration and preservation of the house this month! #gcmic

In 1939, high school student Louise Mills wrote Marshall as part of an assignment for a personal achievement class askin...
04/29/2021

In 1939, high school student Louise Mills wrote Marshall as part of an assignment for a personal achievement class asking him how he had achieved success. Marshall replied that one of the most important factors was not allowing himself to grow pessimistic over the "slow progress or inevitable discouragements" of his career. In short, perseverance early leads to success later. #gcmic

In 1939, high school student Louise Mills wrote Marshall as part of an assignment for a personal achievement class asking him how he had achieved success. Marshall replied that one of the most important factors was not allowing himself to grow pessimistic over the "slow progress or inevitable discouragements" of his career. In short, perseverance early leads to success later. #gcmic

Come visit us while everything is in bloom! Book a tour for this weekend on our website today. #gcmic
04/26/2021

Come visit us while everything is in bloom! Book a tour for this weekend on our website today. #gcmic

Come visit us while everything is in bloom! Book a tour for this weekend on our website today. #gcmic

Today is #WorldBookDay! Marshall was an avid reader with over 1,000 books in his personal library. Curious to see what t...
04/23/2021

Today is #WorldBookDay! Marshall was an avid reader with over 1,000 books in his personal library. Curious to see what the general enjoyed reading? You can now view a complete list on our website of the Marshalls’ books that remain in our collection. #gcmic

http://ow.ly/xDMI50EqHdm

Today is #WorldBookDay! Marshall was an avid reader with over 1,000 books in his personal library. Curious to see what the general enjoyed reading? You can now view a complete list on our website of the Marshalls’ books that remain in our collection. #gcmic

http://ow.ly/xDMI50EqHdm

It’s open! On Tuesday, we hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for our newest exhibit, “Grace & Grit: The Life and Leadershi...
04/22/2021

It’s open! On Tuesday, we hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for our newest exhibit, “Grace & Grit: The Life and Leadership of Katherine Marshall.” We were delighted to have Leesburg Mayor Kelly Burk and other members of the community join us for this exciting event. Come see it for yourself! #gcmic

Today is Queen Elizabeth II’s birthday. We display a framed print of her official coronation portrait in the library at ...
04/21/2021

Today is Queen Elizabeth II’s birthday. We display a framed print of her official coronation portrait in the library at Dodona Manor because the Marshalls attended the ceremony as representatives of the American people in 1953. We wish her many happy returns! #gcmic

Today is Queen Elizabeth II’s birthday. We display a framed print of her official coronation portrait in the library at Dodona Manor because the Marshalls attended the ceremony as representatives of the American people in 1953. We wish her many happy returns! #gcmic

Happy National Gardening Day! General Marshall and his wife Katherine thoroughly enjoyed gardening at Dodona Manor as re...
04/14/2021

Happy National Gardening Day! General Marshall and his wife Katherine thoroughly enjoyed gardening at Dodona Manor as respite from their busy lives. Help us keep the gardens the Marshalls loved alive and well by joining our team of garden volunteers. #gcmic

Happy National Gardening Day! General Marshall and his wife Katherine thoroughly enjoyed gardening at Dodona Manor as respite from their busy lives. Help us keep the gardens the Marshalls loved alive and well by joining our team of garden volunteers. #gcmic

Spring has come to Dodona Manor. You should come, too! Book a tour with us for this weekend on our website. #gcmic #visi...
04/12/2021

Spring has come to Dodona Manor. You should come, too! Book a tour with us for this weekend on our website. #gcmic #visitloudoun

Spring has come to Dodona Manor. You should come, too! Book a tour with us for this weekend on our website. #gcmic #visitloudoun

Happy National Siblings Day from young George Catlett Marshall (far right), his older brother Stuart Bradford and his ol...
04/10/2021

Happy National Siblings Day from young George Catlett Marshall (far right), his older brother Stuart Bradford and his older sister Marie Louise! #gcmic

Happy National Siblings Day from young George Catlett Marshall (far right), his older brother Stuart Bradford and his older sister Marie Louise! #gcmic

It was with deep sorrow this morning that Queen Elizabeth II announced the death of her beloved husband, Prince Philip. ...
04/09/2021

It was with deep sorrow this morning that Queen Elizabeth II announced the death of her beloved husband, Prince Philip. General and Mrs. Marshall first met Her Majesty and the Duke of Edinburgh in 1951. Two years later, they attended her coronation at Westminster Abbey.

It was with deep sorrow this morning that Queen Elizabeth II announced the death of her beloved husband, Prince Philip. General and Mrs. Marshall first met Her Majesty and the Duke of Edinburgh in 1951. Two years later, they attended her coronation at Westminster Abbey.

Happy National Winston Churchill Day! In addition to writing thousands of books and speeches as a statesman, Churchill c...
04/09/2021

Happy National Winston Churchill Day! In addition to writing thousands of books and speeches as a statesman, Churchill composed over 500 paintings as an amateur artist. In 1953, he gave the Marshalls “View of the Tinerhir,” a portrait of the Atlas Mountains in Morocco he had painted two years earlier. #gcmic

Happy National Winston Churchill Day! In addition to writing thousands of books and speeches as a statesman, Churchill composed over 500 paintings as an amateur artist. In 1953, he gave the Marshalls “View of the Tinerhir,” a portrait of the Atlas Mountains in Morocco he had painted two years earlier. #gcmic

Happy Easter to you and yours from the George C. Marshall International Center! #gcmic
04/04/2021

Happy Easter to you and yours from the George C. Marshall International Center! #gcmic

Happy Easter to you and yours from the George C. Marshall International Center! #gcmic

We're delighted to announce that a new exhibit is coming to Dodona Manor! Join us in April to learn more about Katherine...
04/02/2021

We're delighted to announce that a new exhibit is coming to Dodona Manor! Join us in April to learn more about Katherine Marshall with never-before-seen archival photos and objects, informational panels, supporting educational programs and more. Stay tuned for more on the installation of "Grace & Grit: The Life and Leadership of Katherine Marshall." #gcmic

We're delighted to announce that a new exhibit is coming to Dodona Manor! Join us in April to learn more about Katherine Marshall with never-before-seen archival photos and objects, informational panels, supporting educational programs and more. Stay tuned for more on the installation of "Grace & Grit: The Life and Leadership of Katherine Marshall." #gcmic

In 1941, Marshall attended the Atlantic Conference, one of the most important and secretive meetings that took place dur...
03/30/2021

In 1941, Marshall attended the Atlantic Conference, one of the most important and secretive meetings that took place during World War II. Two weeks before the conference, Marshall paused his urgent preparations to reply to a letter from Joey Stettinius, 8-year-old son of Secretary of State Edward Stettinius. Mrs. Marshall later marveled that the mysterious nature of his mission didn't keep him from finding time to make a small boy happy. #gcmic

In 1941, Marshall attended the Atlantic Conference, one of the most important and secretive meetings that took place during World War II. Two weeks before the conference, Marshall paused his urgent preparations to reply to a letter from Joey Stettinius, 8-year-old son of Secretary of State Edward Stettinius. Mrs. Marshall later marveled that the mysterious nature of his mission didn't keep him from finding time to make a small boy happy. #gcmic

Merci bouquet! Two French children give Marshall a bouquet of flowers while visiting a command post on the 7th Army fron...
03/26/2021

Merci bouquet! Two French children give Marshall a bouquet of flowers while visiting a command post on the 7th Army front on the way to Berlin. #gcmic

Merci bouquet! Two French children give Marshall a bouquet of flowers while visiting a command post on the 7th Army front on the way to Berlin. #gcmic

Another of our major home improvement projects this winter was refurbishing our dining room table and sideboard. We’re d...
03/24/2021

Another of our major home improvement projects this winter was refurbishing our dining room table and sideboard. We’re delighted with the results! #gcmic

Another of our major home improvement projects this winter was refurbishing our dining room table and sideboard. We’re delighted with the results! #gcmic

Another weekend may be gone, but another is on its way. Visit our website to see when tours are available this Friday, S...
03/22/2021

Another weekend may be gone, but another is on its way. Visit our website to see when tours are available this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. #gcmic #visitloudoun

Another weekend may be gone, but another is on its way. Visit our website to see when tours are available this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. #gcmic #visitloudoun

Join us tomorrow afternoon for our monthly Foreign Policy Forum. This month's speaker is Peter Beinart, American columni...
03/17/2021

Join us tomorrow afternoon for our monthly Foreign Policy Forum. This month's speaker is Peter Beinart, American columnist, journalist, political commentator and contributor at “The Atlantic.” Tune in for his take on foreign policy challenges for the Biden administration. #gcmic

Thank you to all who supported the George C. Marshall International Center with your Give Choose donation yesterday! We'...
03/17/2021

Thank you to all who supported the George C. Marshall International Center with your Give Choose donation yesterday! We're excited to share the projects and programs your contribution supports with the Loudoun community. #gcmic

Today is Give Choose! The George C. Marshall International Center is committed to promoting the timeless values of Gener...
03/16/2021

Today is Give Choose! The George C. Marshall International Center is committed to promoting the timeless values of General Marshall's selfless service and unwavering integrity to develop visionary leaders worldwide, and you can support that commitment by donating today. #gcmic

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Tomorrow is Give Choose, when you can help nonprofits in Loudoun fulfill their missions. Your donation to the George C. ...
03/15/2021

Tomorrow is Give Choose, when you can help nonprofits in Loudoun fulfill their missions. Your donation to the George C. Marshall International Center will support our historic preservation efforts and education programs that carry on General Marshall's leadership legacy. #gcmic

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Marshall believed that preventing war and controlling its effects rested heavily on understanding its causes, which rest...
03/12/2021

Marshall believed that preventing war and controlling its effects rested heavily on understanding its causes, which rested heavily on a sound understanding of history. In 1939, just as World War II was getting underway, he addressed the American Historical Association on the importance of making the causes and consequence of armed conflict a matter of serious study. He hoped that this would be an important step toward preventing “the old story of unpreparedness [from continuing] on into the next chapter of repetition.” #gcmic

Starting to make plans for your weekend? We’d love to be part of them. Book a tour with us online today. #gcmic #visitlo...
03/10/2021

Starting to make plans for your weekend? We’d love to be part of them. Book a tour with us online today. #gcmic #visitloudoun

We are one week away from Give Choose Day on Tuesday March 16. Please support our mission of Inspiring Leadership by don...
03/09/2021

We are one week away from Give Choose Day on Tuesday March 16. Please support our mission of Inspiring Leadership by donating to the George C. Marshall International Center at givechoose.org.
georgecmarshall.org @dodonamanor #leadership

We love adding new objects to our collection, and this beautiful silver tea set is no exception. General Marshall receiv...
03/08/2021

We love adding new objects to our collection, and this beautiful silver tea set is no exception. General Marshall received it as a gift from the Brazilian Army in 1939. The bottom photo shows George and Katherine at Fort Myer in 1941, enjoying a cup of tea with the pot and sugar canister from the set.

This set has never been on public display before, but it now sits in the dining room for visitors to admire on their tour. Come see it for yourself! #gcmic

Happy National Dress Day! Katherine Marshall was a true army wife whose wardrobe was as economical as it was elegant. Sh...
03/06/2021

Happy National Dress Day! Katherine Marshall was a true army wife whose wardrobe was as economical as it was elegant. She was pleased to purchase this dress for Queen Elizabeth II's coronation in 1953 "off the rack," rather than lavishing on a custom-made one. #gcmic

One of our home-improvement projects this winter was touching up the Haub Exhibit Room with a fresh coat of paint and a ...
03/04/2021

One of our home-improvement projects this winter was touching up the Haub Exhibit Room with a fresh coat of paint and a new carpet. We're excited to welcome visitors again this weekend. Book your tour for your next visit on our website. #gcmic

George Marshall's aversion to the limelight meant that credit for his accomplishments often went to other, more high-pro...
03/02/2021

George Marshall's aversion to the limelight meant that credit for his accomplishments often went to other, more high-profile leaders. British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, however, declared Marshall "the true organizer of the [Allied] victory" in World War II. #gcmic

Dianne Canney's COVID-19 HOPE Quilt project won't be here for much longer. Come see it for yourself before it changes lo...
02/27/2021

Dianne Canney's COVID-19 HOPE Quilt project won't be here for much longer. Come see it for yourself before it changes locations. #gcmic

In 1944, George Marshall received a letter from a handful of students in Virginia. He was especially intrigued by their ...
02/24/2021

In 1944, George Marshall received a letter from a handful of students in Virginia. He was especially intrigued by their question about the selection of generals: "What are they like that makes you know they will be good ones?" The long and short of his reply: "Character." #gcmic

Spring is on its way! We've enjoyed these quiet, snowy winter days, but we can't wait to have visitors walking the halls...
02/22/2021

Spring is on its way! We've enjoyed these quiet, snowy winter days, but we can't wait to have visitors walking the halls of Dodona Manor again. Tickets are now available on our website for March and April tours: https://www.georgecmarshall.org/dodona.
#gcmic #historichousemuseum

In 1948, Time magazine praised George Marshall for "giving hope to those who needed it" through the Marshall Plan. Today...
02/18/2021

In 1948, Time magazine praised George Marshall for "giving hope to those who needed it" through the Marshall Plan. Today, Virginia artist Diane Canney is inspiring hope through the COVID-19 HOPE Quilt project on the grounds of Marshall's Dodona Manor. Come see it yourself. #gcmic

Support a local treasure with global impact. The Marshall Center is proud to participate in Give Choose on March 16. We ...
02/17/2021

Support a local treasure with global impact. The Marshall Center is proud to participate in Give Choose on March 16. We bring to life the timeless values of selfless service and unwavering integrity to develop visionary leaders worldwide — and we are grateful for your support. https://www.givechoose.org/

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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!