Presidential Couple Mug: Washington
- National Archives Store Exclusive
- Two-tone ceramic
- 14 oz.
Exclusive to the National Archives, this two-tone ceramic mug commemorates the marriage and partnership of the original first couple: George Washington and Martha Dandridge Custis. Generously proportioned for hot beverages, this mug is part of a presidential collection that pays tribute to our country’s first couples.
George and Martha Washington met soon after she was widowed. They were married at her home in New Kent County, Virginia, and moved to Washington’s home in Mount Vernon several months later. Theirs began as a traditional marriage in a semi-aristocratic society and blossomed into a strong relationship that was tested by the events of the American Revolution and Washington’s terms as the first President of the United States. They were at the forefront of events that changed history and shaped the United States, and led by example of what a marriage of people of their stature should be. Together, they set many precedents that are still followed.